Coming to Terms With a Divorce Court Order That You Don’t Like

Divorce is about compromise; nobody walks away fully satisfied. But what if you made most of the compromises, and your ex received the better deal? Modification may be possible down the road, but for now, inner peace will only arrive if you make the most of your present situation. These tips will help you come […]

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6 Amazing Things to Do With Your Child in Virginia in May

You’ve been awarded visitation time, but you’re stumped on how to spend it. This month, make the most of this opportunity by enjoying one of these Virginia activities with your child: Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival For ninety years, Winchester’s Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival has ushered in spring. The ten-day event offers numerous activities for families, […]

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5 Must-Listen-To Podcasts About Life as a Newly Single Parent

Life as a single parent can be a terrifying, but ultimately fulfilling journey. You may currently feel alone and overwhelmed, but in this age of internet and mobile connectivity, you enjoy access to a huge community of fellow single parents. When you listen to podcasts specifically designed for single parents, you’ll find valuable advice about […]

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Extracurricular activities and child support

People who are divorcing negotiate child support based on the child’s basic needs: Food, shelter and clothes. To help determine the amount of the child support order, Virginia courts use the child support guidelines approved by the state’s General Assembly. The guidelines take into consideration the needs of the child as well as each parent’s […]

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Do Live-In Partners Get Legal Influence Over the Lives of the Children?

All families are different. It’s common for children to be raised in blended families, when both partners have children from previous relationships, or by gay and lesbian couples who are building a family of their own. However, when there are a lot of people involved in raising children, things can get complicated, especially when the […]

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7 Online Resources to Help You Be a Smarter, Safer Co-Parent

Co-parenting is tough even if you are on good terms with your ex-spouse. Thankfully, there are an abundance of resources available to guide you through this difficult journey. The following are especially worth checking out: Our Family Wizard Ex-spouses with differing schedules find it exceedingly difficult to coordinate. That’s where Our Family Wizard comes in. […]

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Pregnant and Divorced in Maryland: What Now?

Divorce in Maryland is complicated enough as is, but if you are pregnant at the time of divorce or shortly thereafter, you may experience unique complications regarding custody, visitation, and child support. For the sake of your child and your own mental health, it is imperative that you seek support from a compassionate attorney willing […]

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Visitation Agreements in Marriages Where one Spouse in Deployed

Virginia is a military state. There are at least 117,000 active members of the military in Virginia and 27 military bases. Even though the divorce rate is low for military families — about 3.5 percent, according to the Pentagon — it does happen. Military divorces are similar to civilian divorces in many ways, however, visitation […]

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