Category Archives: Virginia Divorce
It’s That Time of Year… For cookie-baking, sleigh riding, fa-la-la-ing fun. But for the newly-divorced or separated parent, it can also be a time of schedule stretching, angry texting, and court order defying stress. It doesn’t have to be that way, but all too often, it is. And because this time of year is also [...]
So, you think you want to catch your soon to be ex- on the phone in less than his ideal best – whether he’s been drinking, verbally abusing you or your child, or having a ‘private’ call with another. Sounds like a good idea to quietly record it and use it as leverage later doesn’t [...]
Recently, we did a run-down of the most common types of Virginia discovery. As promised, today we’re sharing strategies for completing your discovery without driving yourself (and your attorney) crazy. We’ve styled the following as deadly sins–mistakes that people always seem to make in answering discovery that can hurt their case and drive up their attorney’s fees: 1. [...]
Feared by some, dreaded by all: Discovery, the process Virginia lawyers use to discover information from the other side in a lawsuit. At worst, discovery is a burdensome, time-consuming and expensive process. At best, it’s still a burdensome, time-consuming and expensive process, but one that forces you to better prepare your case for trial. Here’s a rundown of [...]
In Northern Virginia, private school is the education of choice for many families. And when mom and dad are together, with abundant resources and a shared commitment to private school, nobody questions that decision. Until a separation or divorce, when priorities change. The same resources that supported one home are now stretched between [...]
Earlier this week, we discussed recent changes to Virginia Code §20-107.3, Virginia’s Equitable Distribution statute. Today, we’ll take a look at one of the first Virginia cases decided under the new statute, and why classifying a debt as “marital” doesn’t guarantee both parties will be equally responsible for paying it. In Damankah v. Damankah, decided [...]
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