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The 10 Factors Virginia Judges Must Consider In Child Custody Cases

Best Interest of the Child In making custody and visitation determinations in Virginia, the judge must look at the "best interest of the child." Those are 10 factors detailed in…

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Dealing with Pets During a Divorce

Often a divorce requires spouses to consider very emotional decisions. One of the emotional decisions is what do you do with your pets after you decide to split ways? Every…

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What is a Separation Agreement in Virginia – and Do You Need One?

A separation agreement in Virginia, also called a “property settlement agreement,” is a document that divorcing parties use to outline how they will dispose of or resolve the issues that…

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What Is No-Fault Divorce?

In Virginia, there are two variations on no-fault divorce. First is if the parties live separate and apart for 12 months or more; either party may then file for a…

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What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

  In Virginia, a guardian ad litem (hereinafter "GAL") is a licensed attorney who is appointed by the court to represent the best interest of the child. They are typically…

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