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Friday, January 21, 2022

Post Separation Adultery – Why hooking up after breaking up is a bad idea.

Everyone knows adultery is wrong.  In fact, many of you may be surprised to know it’s still a crime in Virginia – under Code Section 18.2 – 365, adultery is a Class 4 misdemeanor. ...

Marital vs. Separate Property – What a court can and cannot split up during...

During a divorce, the property owned by a couple will be divided between them.  This process, called equitable distribution, is governed by a statutory framework created by the General Assembly.  The overarching goal of...

What Factors A Virginia Court Looks At When Deciding Child Custody

Perhaps the most emotional aspect of a divorce or separation is deciding which parent or other individual will take custody of the children. It is generally easier on the family for parents to reach...

Pendente Lite Relief

When spouses decide to get a divorce, but that divorce is not yet finalized, the court can award what is known as pendente lite support.  Pendente lite literally means pending litigation.  This support is...

Ask a Lawyer: Melanie Friend of CowanGates

 Thanks to CowanGates and Melanie A. Friend for this valuable information pertaining to family law. My husband and I separated, and the children live with me most of the time. How do I ask a court...

Mosaic Mediation Eases the Pain of Divorce

Divorce. It's a word that no one wants to hear, but the reality is that many couples find themselves faced with the unthinkable.If you and your spouse are dealing with the difficult challenges of...

Sharing Child Custody from Separate Cities

Thanks to CowanGates and Melanie A. Friend for this valuable information pertaining to family law. My wife and I just got divorced last year and have been sharing equal custody of our son. Now I've...

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