The Fundamentals For Creating A Parenting Plan In Virginia

There is no law in Virginia that requires you and your former spouse to create a parenting plan during the divorce process or any custody and visitation proceeding in the juvenile court. As attorneys who also build estate plans, we should highlight how no law requires you to have a will or a revocable trust either. However, there are tremendous benefits to everything we just mentioned. Today, we wanted to discuss why Read More

Naming A Guardian For Your Children

sad children hugging his mother Naming a guardian for your minor child and your child’s property is a vital (yet often overlooked) element of the estate planning process. Though it may come as a surprise, the person you choose to be the child’s guardian does not have to be the same person who oversees their assets. The person who oversees their assets is referred to as the “Trustee.” Without the proper nomination Read More

Special Considerations For A Military Divorce

There is a considerable amount of overlap between a civilian and military divorce. When you file for divorce in Virginia, a court will be following the equitable distribution laws of Virginia. However, applying these laws to someone serving the military (or another branch of government) may be complicated. For instance, Virginia requires you or your spouse to reside here for at least six months before you can file Read More

How to Enforce a Child Support Order in Virginia

Both parents have an obligation to care for and support their child, and when parents divorce (or if parents are not married, but one parent seeks child support from the other), the court will order one parent to pay the other child support. However, some parents refuse to pay their share of child support, leaving the other parent and the child in serious financial trouble. If you need to know how to enforce a child Read More

What are the Best Interests of the Child in Virginia?

The Virginia courts take decisions about minor children very seriously, including choices about where the child will live and how much support they will receive during and after a divorce. Whenever there is an issue regarding a child, the judge is required to look at the decision through the lens of what is in the best interests of the child, but what exactly does that mean? At Select Law Partners, PLLC our Read More

How to Enforce a Spousal Support Order

Many divorces include an order for spousal support in order for the spouse with the lesser income to maintain the standard of living of the former marriage. Sometimes spousal support is for a defined duration for the spouse to become financially independent. However, sometimes the spouse ordered to pay support refuses to do so once the divorce is finalized. In this situation, an experienced Virginia divorce attorney Read More

How to Handle a Messy Divorce

Many Virginia divorces are not amicable and very contentious. In some cases a divorce can be downright messy between a couple. Thankfully, there are steps that you can take to help handle a messy divorce in Virginia, and at Select Law Partners, PLLC our team is prepared to help. To learn more about the wide range of services offered to our Virginia divorce clients, call or contact our office today to schedule a Read More

What to Look For in a Family Law Attorney

Family law matters are often difficult, emotional, and stressful issues that can fundamentally alter the lives of you and your loved ones. There are some specific things that you should look for when deciding which family law attorney is right for you. To learn more, call or contact the skilled lawyers at Select Law Partners, PLLC today to schedule a consultation of your case. A Specific Focus on Family Law The first Read More

How Long Do You Have to Pay Spousal Support?

A common issue that is litigated in many Virginia divorce cases is the payment of spousal support from the higher earning spouse to the lesser earning spouse during and after divorce proceedings. One of the most common questions our office fields from spouses is how long do you have to pay spousal support once the divorce is finalized, and the answer is that it depends on the type of support awarded as well as the Read More

Social Media and Divorce

Social media is part of our modern culture and is almost impossible to avoid. While there are still some people who do not post anything on social media, most people use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as a way to vent their personal and private frustrations. Divorces are no different, and when one spouse takes to social media, it is possible that the information they share with the world can be used against them in Read More