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Are child custody issues becoming more contentious?

Divorce is difficult for every member of the family, but it can be especially difficult for the children. It's a big change when they have to go between separate homes and spend time with a different parent on different days. This is why many Virginia parents are able to negotiate a child custody arrangement that allows the child equitable time with both of them. However, child custody is not always easy to resolve, and the result can be a very contentious divorce.

Protect your legal rights if pulled over for suspicion of DUI

Just the same as every other state, police in Virginia are taking things to the next level in regard to its attempt to keep drunk drivers off the road. Even though you're aware of this, as well as the fact that driving drunk is dangerous, you could still make the mistake of getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.

There are many reasons shared child custody order is best

When Virginia parents go through a divorce, the youngest members of the family can experience emotional trauma and stress. It's difficult when things in a home change drastically and permanently, especially when it means the kids will not see one or both parents as much as they did in the past. This is why many parents understand the benefits of a child custody order that allows them to share parenting time and duties.

For dads, it is easier now to share custody of a child

Most people now recognize the importance for children to maintain a strong relationship with their dads after a divorce. Joint custody is more common than ever, and it is now easier for dads to secure the parenting time necessary to have a prominent role in the lives of their children. Not that long ago, however, courts most often gave preference to the mothers, and it was very difficult for dads to share custody of a child.

Determining child support in Virginia

When a couple have children together, they are linked together for life, even if the romantic relationship ends. They are also legally obligated to financially support the children that are the product of a relationship. As such, many people in Virginia have multiple questions regarding how child support is determined.

Virginia woman facing drunk driving charges after traffic stop

There are a variety of different reasons why a person driving during the early morning hours could have difficulties. For example, fatigue can have a huge impact on a person's driving. Despite this, police may be quick to assume that any issues with driving that they witness during a certain time of day is as a result of alcohol consumption. In fact, a Virginia woman is now facing drunk driving charges after a traffic stop.

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