1. Getting Separated When You Don’t Make Money

    Divorce is scary for almost everyone, but if your spouse is the breadwinner and you have little or no income, it can seem especially frightening. In many one-income families, one parent stays home to care for the children while the other works. For others, one spouse may be in school, have a disabil…Read More

  2. Virginia No-Fault Divorce

    As we discussed in this post, , the way we talk about whose “fault” things are in everyday life is not quite the same as legal fault. In divorce law, the types of fault divorce are adultery, cruelty, desertion, and conviction of a felony with at least one year of incarceration. But what if one o…Read More

  3. Divorce Based on Desertion

    One of many things that makes Virginia divorce law different from that of many other states is that Virginia still recognizes what are known as “fault grounds” for divorce. As we discussed in this post, these fault grounds include adultery, cruelty, felony incarceration, and desertion. In a divo…Read More

  4. Why You Need A Personalized Divorce Exit Plan

    Why A Divorce Exit Plan? Whether you’re the one leaving or the one being left, it’s hard to think of anything more stressful than considering a divorce.  Science tells us that changes in our brain chemistry make it hard to think clearly and make good decisions in times of extreme stress.  If y…Read More

  5. Fredericks and Stephens Services Overview

    Your Virginia Lawyers Divorce is never easy. The highly emotional issues involved in divorce —your children, your money, your home —make it one of the most difficult situations a person can experience.  It certainly doesn’t help that the process itself can seem convoluted and burdensome. Howe…Read More