1. 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 are usually some of the biggest concerns in a divorce. Many people turn to the court system with the expectation that their case will be handled in a swift manner. Unfortunately, in the absence of an emer…Read More

  2. Virginia Child Custody Options

    Child custody can be one of the most contentious aspects of divorce and family law. If both parents want their child to live with them, it can create a zero-sum situation where litigation is inevitable. Before deciding on a course of action, there are several considerations parents should be aware of. First, it is important to differentiate between legal and physical custody. Legal custody is havi…Read More

  3. Home School v. Public School

    When the custody of a child is in dispute, the courts make determinations as to what custody arrangement is in the best interests of the child.  The courts look to several factors as outlined by statute and/or case law. Click to see the best interest factors in VA, MD, and DC.  Not surprisingly, parents diverge in what they believe is in the child's best interests. Recently I was involved in a c…Read More