Effects Of Domestic Violence In Your Child Custody Case

No one doubts that domestic violence is a very serious issue. Even one second of lost control, one bad day, one moment can change the family dynamic forever, and can even have serious psychological and legal consequences. This is particularly true when it comes to divorce, where a couple finds themselves in a disagreement over […]

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Divorce And Moving Out Of The Marital Home

One of the first things that often happens when a couple considers divorce is that one of the spouse’s moves out of the marital home. Though this impulse is understandable, leaving the marital home during the marriage, or too soon before divorce, could hurt you in the upcoming divorce case. You Don’t Have To Leave […]

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Simple Tips To Working Well With Your Family Law Attorney

Amid the myriad of decisions you will need to make in your family law case, one of the first will be selecting the lawyer that’s right for you. Choosing an attorney with whom you feel comfortable and confident in is a major first step.  Maintaining a good rapport and high level of confidence and respect […]

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How Domestic Violence Affects Your Custody Rights

There is no doubt that domestic violence is a very serious issue. A parent’s momentary loss of control can have long-term effects on a family emotionally, psychologically and legally. This is particularly true for a divorcing couple who may find themselves in a heated debate over child custody and visitation issues. Not only can a […]

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What Happens When There Are Allegations Of Child Neglect Or Abuse In My Virginia Divorce Or Child Custody Case?

Often times, divorce can be stressful, uncomfortable and sticky. Allegations of infidelity, concealment of assets and other transgressions come to light, and very quickly the whole situation can turn into a he-said, she-said match. Though courts will listen to these arguments when necessary, judges prefer that you leave the bickering at home or at the […]

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Mental Abuse Is Domestic Violence, Too: Key Definitions and Statistics

The statistics are harsh and unblinking. According to Safe Voices, a group dedicated to ending domestic abuse, one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Among other findings: Most mental and physical abuse cases are never reported to the police. Nearly 1/3 of all female homicide victims die at the hand of […]

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Maryland, Virginia and D.C. Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence

Experiencing domestic violence can make a person feel lost, hopeless, and even ashamed. Are there any good options to end the pain and humiliation? If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, know that you are not alone; excellent resources are out there. Although plenty of national resources exist, the following […]

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