How to Hire a Family Law Attorney

Hiring the best family law attorney for your situation requires asking the right questions. You’ll want to setup an in-person consultation with any lawyer you are considering hiring. The purpose of this initial meeting is for the lawyer to understand the basic outlines of what type of case or legal problem you have, and for him


What Not to do During Divorce

Divorces are rarely fun, but often necessary. In some divorces, the emotions are running high and the process can take as long as a year or more depending on the complexities involved in each case. There are a few mistakes that clients tend to make while their divorces are pending. If your divorce is pending,

Should I Get A Divorce?

Deciding if You Should Get A Divorce It’s one of the huge moments in life — that moment when, however briefly, the thought of divorce passes through your mind and you realize what a significant decision point it is for you and your family. Ultimately, no one can make this choice about your marriage except

Why You Need a Family Lawyer

As a family lawyer in Newport News and working in courts throughout the Virginia Peninsula, I receive phone calls from people asking whether they need to hire a family lawyer for their situation. It might be a divorce or custody problem, or any number of other issues that arise within families, such as step-parent adoptions


Types of Divorce in Virginia

People use a lot of different terms when they discuss divorce in Virginia. You may hear people refer to “No-Fault” or “Uncontested”. You may have noticed that some people use those terms interchangeably, but they’re wrong to do so. Those terms mean completely different things and all have different requirements and purposes. Let’s look at

Family Law For Same-Sex Couples in Virginia

Stepparent Adoptions & Custody Issues for LGBT Families in Newport News Now that marriage is available to gay and lesbian couples in Virginia, stepparent adoptions are also now a possibility for same-sex couples. Many LGBT families use donor insemination and/or surrogacy to have a child. Previously, these children would — for legal purposes — be the