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Family Law

Who will care for my children if I am sick?

With hundreds of thousands across the country and the globe falling ill from COVID-19, many parents have undoubtedly asked hard questions:  who would take care of my children if my partner or I were to fall ill? Or, what if my child’s other parent is not involved to...

Can I limit visitation during a pandemic?

You may find yourself wondering if there is anything you can do to limit the number of caregivers in your child’s life right now. With the COVID-19 emergency, we are now in unprecedented times. As cities and states adopt shelter-in-place orders, social distancing, and...

How can I co-parent with a narcissist?

Even after ending a tumultuous relationship involving mental or even physical abuse, Courts still award at least some visitation to the other party.  Unfortunately, abusers will sometimes use a co-parenting situation to try and continue to exert control over their...

What is parental alienation and how do I stop it?

Judges often comment on how both parents need to be on the same “team”, meaning they need to set their differences and conflicts aside  and encourage the child to develop healthy and loving relations with both of them. When parents act in their child’s best interests...

What types of adoption exist in Virginia?

Thankfully, family law involves more than just divorce, custody, and visitation battles. The lighter side of family law in Virginia involves creating families through the process of adoption. Some of our favorite moments practicing law have come not from defeating an...

How Is Child Support Calculated in Virginia?

My kids and I have recently separated from my spouse (or partner). How much money will I have to pay/how much money can I expect to receive in child support? One of the most common concerns among recently separated parents is what the financial landscape will look...

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