How To File For Divorce in Virginia

  We’ve been getting a lot of questions about how you can file for divorce and how you can start a divorce, and one thing that you really need to know and remember is that there’s a condition precedent before you can file for divorce that needs to be [inaudible 00:00:17]. One of you, meaning one spouse, needs to have …

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How is Property Divided During a Virginia Divorce?

  This is Nora Misenti, I’m an attorney at Holcomb Law, and a question’s been asked about how Virginia divides up marital property, what’s considered marital property, is Virginia a community property state. Virginia is not a community property state. That means that there’s no automatic 50/50 split when you’re getting divorced and you’re trying to figure out what to …

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Filing for Divorce While in Military in Virginia

  Hello. I’m Carter Allen lead attorney here at Holcomb Law. Today. I’m going to give you some of the basics of military divorce in Virginia. As you might expect, many of our military members serving and based here in the Old Dominion have come here from other states or even other countries. The requirements of military service put an …

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Uncontested Divorce in Virginia

  My name is Stephen Jones, and I am an associate attorney here at Holcomb Law. Oftentimes, when I’m meeting with clients for a divorce, the topic of uncontested versus contested arises. Clients want to know what an uncontested divorce is and if their divorce will be one. The first thing we do at Holcomb Law is listen carefully to …

How Do You Separate a Marriage in Virginia?

How Do You Separate a Marriage in Virginia?

  My name is Stephen Jones and I’m an Associate Attorney here at Holcomb Law. A common question we are asked by our clients is, how do I file for a legal separation in Virginia? The answer is often surprising to our clients because there is no legal separation of Virginia, at least nothing formal that you file with the …

Can You Force Your Spouse to Leave the Marital Home in Virginia?

Can You Force Your Spouse to Leave the Marital Home in Virginia?

  My name is Attorney Chad L. Simpson, and I’m an Associate Attorney for Holcomb Law. One of the common questions that we get here at the firm is whether or not one spouse can evict or kick out the other spouse during a divorce. The general answer is no. We will get individuals that come into our office and …

Divorce & Child Custody Mediation in Virginia

Divorce & Child Custody Mediation in Virginia

  Today we’re here to talk about mediation in Virginia, specifically related to divorce and child custody and visitation. One of the first things you need to know and understand is that mediation is completely outside of the scope of the courts, meaning what you discuss in mediation is confidential with a couple of exceptions. The style and approach of …