child support

I’m not receiving my child support obligation: What can I do?

There are two main ways to ensure that you receive your child support obligation. First, you can file a Motion to Show Cause. This allows the custodial parent to bring the noncustodial parent to court to show cause why he/she has failed to comply with their court ordered child support obligation. A judge can choose to find the noncustodial parent …

divorce

4 Steps to an Easier Virginia Divorce

Divorce can be a very overwhelming and time consuming process. In addition, you may be feeling hurt, betrayed, abandoned, and even angry. These feelings are natural! However, you cannot let your personal feelings cloud your judgment or affect the outcome of your divorce proceeding. Below are 4 simple steps you can take to help increase the prospect of a positive …

custody

Custody Lingo: What Does it all Mean?

Custody hearings can be stressful without the confusion of what certain legal terms mean. To help ease the custody process, here are a few helpful vocabulary terms. Temporary Custody – Determines who will have custody of the child while the parties wait for a court hearing. A best interests standard will be applied to determine temporary custody. Legal Custody – The power …

Do Grandparents Have Any Custody Rights In Virginia?

Yes. Virginia Code § 20.124.1 states that “a person with a “legitimate interest” shall be broadly construed and includes, but is not limited to, grandparents.” However, in Virginia there is a Parental Presumption. Parental Presumption The Parental Presumption was established in Troxel v. Granville, 530 US 57 (2000). In Troxel, grandparents petitioned a Washington Superior Court for the right to …