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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

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

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

Family Law Attorney

What is A Family Law Attorney? A lawyer who represents people in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts of Virginia on matters related to divorce, adoption, custody or visitation of children, child support, and even some juvenile delinquency problems may be referred to as a Family Law Attorney.  Many lawyers who practice family law in