1. Your Lawyers in Fairfax and Marriage Threats

    In the ideal life, you fall in love, get married, have two wonderful children and live the rest of your life happy and in harmony. But as it turns out, there are many more ingredients other than love that make a marriage last. "Happily ever after" is a wonderful and meaningful phrase that we all hear at other weddings, in movies and on television shows, but you need to work very hard to reach such…Read More

  2. Your Divorce Lawyer in Fairfax and Signs Your Spouse is Cheating

    How do you know if your spouse is cheating on you? If you are even asking this question, then you probably already suspect that you just might be the victim of infidelity. And at the very least, there could certainly be some trust issues in your marriage. In every relationship, the signs of infidelity are different. Of course, there are some common threads that everyone can look for. For example, …Read More

  3. Your Law Firm in Vienna and Bad Marriages

    Staying in an unhealthy marriage is not good for you or your spouse. And if you have kids, it is a decision that should be revisited. If you stay in an unhealthy marriage, you will look back in 20 or 30 years and come to the realization that it was a bad choice. Some marriages are obviously broken beyond repair and no amount of therapy is going to save it. But rather than just accepting the fact t…Read More

  4. Your Family Law Attorney and Divorce Mistakes

    While every divorce is unique, there is still a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Divorces can get intense and rather sticky, but there are still ways you and your spouse can make the process smoother and quicker. It is a sad thing, but there are those who intentionally commit common mistakes that often hinder the divorce process. There are also many people who hinder the divorce process u…Read More

  5. Your Law Firm in Vienna and Getting an Amicable Divorce

    Going through a divorce is highly emotional and very stressful, but that doesn't mean it has to be a drawn-out nightmare. While going through a divorce, you will experience a number of thoughts and feelings about your soon-to-be ex-spouse. You will probably experience anger, frustration, shame, rage and possibly even guilt. This is not wrong and it is perfectly normal to feel this way, but there i…Read More

  6. Is It Hers Or Is It Ours?

    Clients in a divorce proceeding have a lot to deal with, child support, custody, visitation, and the division of all the real and personal property that the parties own. I often receive the question, "how will the property be divided when we go to court?" In Virginia, the division of property in a divorce depends upon what kind of property must be divided as defined by Va. Code § 20-107.3. There …Read More

  7. How To Choose An Attorney

    TATE BYWATER is the law firm of choice for folks in Fairfax County, Vienna, Prince William County, and beyond. Since 1972 the firm has expanded from a single-office in Vienna, Virginia to become a well-oiled machine, being a multi-office, full-service law firm that provides legal services to the entire Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Whether prospective clients find themselves in Maryland, the …Read More

  8. Understanding The K-1 Visa, Part One

    Let's take a little trip down Hypothetical Lane in today's post. Suppose with us you are relatively young -- perhaps still in your twenties. You've graduated college, been in the workforce for a few years, but find there to be something decidedly lacking in the entire affair. It's not that you were sold a bill of goods at some point that led you to believe that joining the business world would be …Read More

  9. Understanding The K-1 Visa, Part Two

    In part one of this two-part series dedicated to helping those interested in understanding the K-1 Visa process, we set the stage for the payoff, which you will find in today's post. In sum, we supposed that you moved to Spain to teach English for a year. During that time, you met and fell in love with a European woman. You decided to move to the United States of America, and it fell on you to fig…Read More

  10. Is Malice Really That Bad?

    All criminal charges have elements the prosecutor must prove before they can secure a conviction. In Virginia, for example, first degree murder is defined in Virginia Code §18.2-32 as any "willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing." This means that in any charge for first degree murder, the prosecutor (Commonwealth Attorney) must prove the killing was 1) willful, 2) deliberate, and 3) premedi…Read More