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What Virginia Statutes Apply to Grandparents’ Custody and Visitation?

How Virginia Courts rule on grandparent’s rights varies from case to case, depending on the individual circumstances involved. It is understandable that grandparents who form close bonds with grandchildren want to maintain ongoing contact through visitation. When conflicts arise between parents and grandparents, a Virginia Beach grandparent custody attorney can help you resolve your issues. […]

What Happens with GI Bill Benefits in a Military Divorce?

Military service members often put their own lives in danger to serve their country. Yet, when they leave the military and enter civilian service, the adjustment is significant. The GI Bill, passed in 1944, provides service members with benefits to deal with medical conditions, disabilities, hardship and obtaining college degrees and technical or vocational skills. […]

Grandparents’ Rights To Raise Grandchildren In Virginia

Unfortunately, divorce can be very unpleasant for all concerned, and sometimes child custody becomes a contentious issue. In some situations, grandparents may feel the need to request formal visitation rights, or even to seek sole or joint custody of their grandchildren. According to an article in VA Lawyer Magazine, published by the Virginia Bar Association, […]

What are Military Divorce Rates?

Military members often face tremendous stress involved with their jobs or careers, which makes a stable marriage an important support for job performance. Yet, as in other industries, military members also get divorces. A Norfolk military divorce attorney can help you handle all aspects of a military divorce. According to Military.com, military divorce rates declined […]

Step-Parent Adoption In Virginia

In this age of divorce, remarriage and “blended families,” it is common for a new step-parent to adopt a step-child and assume parental rights for that child. Virginia law accommodates this practice and makes it a relatively simple process, provided the parent who would be terminating parental rights is either deceased, is willing and able […]

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Separation Agreement?

A Virginia Beach separation agreements attorney can help you review your marital situation and determine whether to work out a separation agreement or even use separation as grounds for divorce when divorce is your objective. Under Virginia statute § 20-91, when you live separately with no co-habitation continuously for one year or for six months […]

Period Of Payment For Spousal Support In Virginia

You may have seen on the news or in magazines that Demi Moore has dropped a request for spousal support as part of her divorce from Ashton Kutcher.  Articles such as the October 30, 2013 edition of “Page Six” in the New York Post may make requests for spousal support seem a bit trivial, especially […]

Child Custody Vs. Chicken Nuggets

David Schorr, of NYC, is a former corporate attorney and father embroiled in an ugly case with his ex-wife over their four-year-old son. While spending time with his father, the boy demanded to go to McDonald’s for some chicken nuggets. Schorr told the boy that he was concerned that the child was eating too much […]

What is Marital and Separate Property in a Virginia Divorce?

In a marriage, sometimes the lines become blurred between what is marital and what is separate property. After all, couples married for a long time share many assets together and often co-mingle assets that started out as separate before marriage. The lack of clarity usually does not matter until couples decide to divorce. Then, who […]

Separation Agreements In Virginia

In a deposition taken as part of an ongoing libel suit, actor/producer Tom Cruise was recently quoted as saying the following regarding activities related to custody of daughter Suri and his divorce from actress/fashion designer Katie Holmes: “Listen, when there is a divorce… things change. And it’s more complicated, as everyone knows when that is, […]

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