1. 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, …Read More

  2. 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 wel…Read More

  3. 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…Read More

  4. 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 supp…Read More

  5. 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,…Read More

  6. Death Tattoo

    One day I received a phone call from an FBI agent that had worked with me when I was a Federal Prosecutor. The agent’s son had been charged in state court with malicious wounding after a fight outsi…Read More

  7. Obtaining Temporary Support in Virginia

    Separating from a spouse or partner can be one of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life. If there are children involved, that stress is often intensified – custody and child support ar…Read More

  8. You Want the Kids and My Life Insurance?

    After an unfortunate decline in the marriage relationship, you and your spouse have agreed that a divorce would be best for both of you. Despite agreeing you both need a divorce, you can’t seem to a…Read More