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Custody FAQ: What if I can’t afford a lawyer in Virginia?

Question: Can I file for Virginia custody, visitation, or support on my own if I can’t afford an attorney? Answer: Yes, you may petition the Court and file for custody, visitation or support on your own as a “Pro Se” litigant (i.e. without a lawyer). This is done by contacting your local Court Services Unit Intake Office to schedule an …

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How is Child Support Calculated in Virginia?

Oftentimes, people think child support is based on one factor – how much the noncustodial parent makes. While that certainly is a part of the calculation of the monthly obligation, there are actually several factors that can affect the child support amount owed to custodial parents, these factors include, but are not limited to: The number of children the monthly …

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We Recommend: Our Family Wizard For Communicate With Your Ex Regarding Your Children

If you are currently finding it to be nearly impossible to communicate with your ex regarding your children – trust me, you are not alone! Oftentimes, during a divorce or break-up, emotions run high and children can be used as pawns to exact revenge against the other parent. You may have tried, and tried, and tried again, but you just …

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Quick Tip of the Week: Being Prepared for a Consultation

We strive to ensure that our potential clients are as informed as possible. This is the why we aim to answer every question presented during the first consultation, but sometimes clients can forget to ask all of their questions during the consultation. In effort to assist our potential clients with this inevitability, we have a quick tip for preparing for …

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Why Do I Have to Pay a Fee to Speak with a Lawyer?

We get calls every day with potential clients asking why they have to pay a consultation fee. Many say that they “just have a few quick questions” and “it won’t take much of the attorney’s time at all”! Believe me, I understand. Shelling out money just to speak with an attorney can be another hoop you have to jump through …