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How Do I File for Divorce in Virginia?

Filing for divorce is a confusing and difficult time. Aside from the emotional repercussions, the actual legal process is complex and overwhelming. If you are considering filing for divorce, contact a Virginia divorce attorney for assistance. VA Divorce Requirements To obtain a divorce in Virginia, either you or your spouse must be a resident of Read More

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Mediation Matters by Armin Kuder

by Armin Kuder: Mediation Matters “Mediation Matters” is the deliberately ambiguous title D.C. area mediator Carl D. Schneider, Ph.D. (www.mediate.com) uses to brand his mediation training.  Having trained under Dr. Schneider, I recently took my skills as a mediator to the University of Maryland Carey School of Law to assist in a regional competition titled Read More

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In Defense of Divorce Lawyers

Divorce lawyers (or, as we like to call ourselves, “family lawyers”) get a bad rap. A highly unscientific survey involving a group of people I was playing cards with and a couple of television characters has reminded me that divorce lawyers may be the least popular among practitioners of the highly unpopular profession of law. Read More

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Why Wait?

By: Julianne Edwards-Ransom As a brand new attorney, I have yet to become an expert in the field of family law, but it is my hope that my fresh eyes may prompt readers to look at long-accepted legal ideas and practices with a critical eye.  During a new client consult meeting recently, the attorney advised Read More

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Lessons from Dr. Suess

LESSONS FROM DR. SEUSS By Armin U. Kuder Anyone who has ever read a Dr. Seuss book to an entranced child knows that there are many messages for adults embedded in the rhyming stories. As a family lawyer, I especially note two tales in “Sneetches and Other Stories.” Sneetches come in two types: with and Read More

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Legal Separations and Limited Divorces

By R.S. I frequently meet with clients who would like to move forward with legal proceedings to separate themselves from their spouses, but who are not yet able to file for divorce under the uncontested grounds available.  In some cases, it may be in a client’s best interest to file a Complaint for more limited Read More

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Divorce Law 101 – Retirement Benefits Court Orders and Qualifying Domestic Relations Orders

Recently a friend of a friend called with a question about her husband’s federal pension and Thrift Savings Plan accounts. The couple had just finished signing a separation agreement that gave the wife a portion of both her husband’s pension and the TSP. The wife’s lawyer approved the language of the agreement drafted by the Read More

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