Divorce and family law issues touch on the things most important to us - our families. Family law issues can be emotional, confusing, and frustrating. Clients need to choose an attorney who will... more
Problem 1 - Money Talks.
One dirty secret of the child support system is that it is incentivized by federal money.
How Does it Work?
The Welfare Reform Act of 1996 was designed to reduce budget... more
No-contact Orders (NCO) are issued as part of criminal cases. They can be issued by Municipal, District and Superior courts. There is no filing fee and the protected person need... more
Contact the Police.
If you have been the victim of domestic violence at the hands of a family member or by someone with whom you have an "intimate relationship" with, you should contact the police... more
First, you have to have a relationship with the person you are seeking an order against. You must have one of the following relationships to qualify for a restraining order:
Purpose of Juvenile Dependency Court: .
The Juvenile Dependency Court is a branch of the Superior Court which hears cases involving neglected and/or abused children under eighteen years of age. The... more
In most cases Divorce is granted on a “no-fault” basis. This means that a divorce will be granted if only one party wants the divorce, and without regard to who may be at fault in... more
Written by attorney Jason Weis, about 3 years ago.
If you and your spouse are considering divorce, you are probably already aware of Virginias requirement that you separate for 6 or 12 months, depending on your circumstances. Maintaining separate... more