How to Terminate Parental Rights in Virginia

Because child custody, visitation, and support disputes can be difficult for parents and children, some parents desire to terminate the other parent’s rights to alleviate these burdens. Sometimes, a parent may seek to terminate their own rights to avoid paying child support. But is this possible in Virginia? Termination of parental rights is available under […]

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 […]

What Determines Child Custody in Virginia?

Child custody is one of the most important and emotional issues to consider if you’re divorcing or separating from your child’s other parent. The arrangements you make now will affect you and your child for years to come, so understanding how courts handle these matters is essential. A seasoned family law attorney can bring clarity […]

Fault vs. No-Fault Divorce in Virginia

In Virginia, there are two types of divorce: Fault and no-fault. The primary difference between the two is whether or not one party in the marriage is deemed responsible for the breakdown of the marriage. No-Fault Divorce in Virginia In a no-fault divorce, neither party is held responsible for the split. If you and your […]

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 […]

Preparing for the Future: How a Prenuptial Agreement Can Benefit Your Relationship

Are you getting ready to tie the knot? Congratulations! While it is an exciting time, it’s important to think about your future together as a couple, which includes planning for potential challenges and uncertainties that may arise down the road. One way to prepare is by creating a prenuptial agreement. The phrase “prenuptial agreement” may […]

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 […]