How Do I Find a DUI Lawyer Near Me?

Being accused of driving under the influence can be a scary and confusing experience. It can be difficult to know who to talk to or where to go. Finding a top-quality DUI attorney can make all the difference in a criminal case. If you or a loved one is in need of an experienced DUI defense attorney in the Fredericksburg region or Northern Virginia, the law office ofSelect Law Partners is here to help. Contact us Read More

Why New Parents Need an Estate Attorney

If you have just had a child, your life is extremely busy with changing diapers, feeding schedules, and figuring out how to be a new parent. However, something else worth considering after having your first child is creating an estate plan with an experienced attorney. Many people balk at the idea of considering their passing right after becoming a parent, but hiring an estate attorney as a new parent can be Read More

How to Write a Will in Virginia

The best way to ensure that your heirs are protected and that your final wishes are honored is through a will and estate plan. Like every state, Virginia has specific laws regarding the creation of a valid will, and hiring an experienced estate planning attorney is the best way to ensure that your will is drafted correctly. If you're wondering how to write a will in Virginia, or any other estate planning documents, Read More

How Does a Contested Divorce in Virginia Work?

If you are considering filing for divorce in Virginia, you may have heard phrases like ‘uncontested’ and ‘contested’ divorce. An uncontested divorce means that the couple agrees on every issue related to their divorce, but this situation is fairly uncommon. The vast majority of divorces in Virginia are contested divorce cases, which means that the couple disagrees on at least one major issue, such as alimony (also Read More

Ways to Support a Friend Who is Going Through a Divorce

Divorce can be a devastating and stressful time, and as a friend of someone navigating the divorce process, it can be difficult to know what to say or do to show your support. Thankfully, there are many ways that you can support a friend who is going through a divorce. For more advice and for quality legal representation for your friend navigating this difficult time, call or contactSelect Law Partners in Read More

Who Gets the Dog in the Divorce?

For many people, a pet is another member of the family, but what happens to that pet if a couple decides to get a divorce? The laws in states are changing when it comes to pet custody in a divorce, so it is important to know where your state stands and how to better your chances of getting your pet in a divorce. New Pet Custody Laws New pet custody laws in Alaska, Illinois, and California are changing the way Read More

Figuring Out How to Pay for College

Filing for divorce is never easy, but if you have a child that is in high school or considering college, one additional question that you and your spouse must answer during this process is how to pay for your child’s college expenses. States differ on their rules regarding child support for college, and Virginia laws are not particularly helpful in this situation. However, you have other legal options to help Read More

How to Tell People You are Getting a Divorce

Making the decision to divorce your spouse is never easy, but what comes next can sometimes be even more difficult. Figuring out how to tell everyone else in your life — family, friends, coworkers, and others can sometimes feel overwhelming, but there are strategies that you employ to make this process as easy as possible for you and your loved ones. For more help with filing for divorce and all other divorce matters Read More

What are Parental Rights for Unmarried Parents in Virginia?

The parental rights of married parents are easily established in Virginia when a child is born, but the rights of parents who are unmarried are considerably murkier. If you are an unmarried parent of a child and wish to establish your rights to custody, visitation, or support, you need an experienced Virginia family law attorney to zealously advocate for your rights and the rights of your child.   Establishing Read More

How Much Does Divorce Cost?

Getting a divorce is often ranked as the single most stressful time in a person’s life. In addition to trying to untangle a number of property distribution, alimony, child custody, and child support issues, you are also trying to continue to live your normal life. One of the most common questions asked by someone contemplating divorce is how much does divorce cost? The answer is that it depends on a number of Read More