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Divorce in Virginia: What Happens to the Adopted Child?

Divorce in Virginia: What Happens to the Adopted Child?

By: John Whitbeck [6.18.2020] If you are preparing for a divorce and you have children involved, it’s stressful enough. But, what happens if you have an adopted child? Aside from an increase in guilt and anxiety in many cases, some parents worry that the breakup might...
How Mental Illness Can Impact A Virginia Divorce

How Mental Illness Can Impact A Virginia Divorce

By: John Whitbeck [6.10.2020] Virginia recognizes at-fault divorces, which include grounds such as desertion, adultery, spouse’s felony conviction, or cruelty/abandonment. Like other states, “irreconcilable differences” is also one of the grounds allowed, which is...
How The COVID-19 “Judicial Emergency” Order Impacts Your Case

How The COVID-19 “Judicial Emergency” Order Impacts Your Case

By: Michael Lehr and John Whitbeck [6.8.2020] Virginia Courts have been greatly impacted by COVID-19 just like everything else. On March 16, 2020, Chief Justice Donald Lemons of the Supreme Court of Virginia entered an Order declaring a “judicial emergency” as a...
Protective Orders for Non-Family Members in Virginia

Protective Orders for Non-Family Members in Virginia

  By: Michael Lehr, Esq.  Due to their portrayal in media, many people understand the basic concept of restraining orders, a court order restricting someone from contacting, touching, or even being near another person. In Virginia, they are called...