At What Age in Virginia Can a Child Choose Which Parent to Live With? 

Determining child custody is often one of the most contentious issues for divorcing couples. Many parents wonder whether, at a certain point, their child will reach a legal age when they can decide which parent they want to live with. However, there is no statutory age that permits a child to make this choice. As […]

Fighting Over Child Custody? What You Need to Know

Are you and your spouse fighting over custody of your children? Courts make child custody decisions based on what they believe is best for the child, not the parents. Here’s what you need to know if you and your spouse cannot agree on custody of your children. Joint custody When you and your spouse are […]

What Counts as “Income” for Child Support?

Child support ensures that your kids’ basic needs are met and that both parents contribute financially to the children’s upbringing. But how does the Court even determine where this amount comes from? First, it has to figure out how much “income” the parents have. The Many Sources of Income When someone asks you, “What is […]

50/50 Schedule Options for Kids

As you work with your children’s other parent on setting up a placement schedule, there are myriad options to choose from. Even parents who coparent very well together and take things week by week often like to agree upon a set “default” schedule so that, should there ever be a disagreement, there is a plan […]

Holiday Divorce

The holidays add a layer of complexity to a divorce; this is one of the reasons that many people wait until the new year to ask for a divorce. Check out these five things to know before asking for a divorce during the holidays. Learn more here.