Letting Go of the Bitterness: Why Letting Go of Resentment is Crucial for Divorce Healing (and Maybe Even Saving Your Marriage)

Resentment in a Divorce: Avoid this Poison As a family law attorney, I see it all – the raw emotions, the desire for justice, and the deep-seated resentment that often lingers like a persistent cough long after the decision to divorce has been made. While anger and hurt are natural reactions to the ending of … Read more

The Weight of Perception: An Open Letter to Judges Navigating the Delicate Landscape of Child Custody

Child Custody Cases Are More Than Just Another Number On The Docket As a family law attorney, I witness firsthand the profound impact judges have on the lives of countless families. In no arena is this weight more tangible than in child custody cases, where decisions shape the future trajectory of not just parents, but … Read more

Unpacking the Reality: Why Your Perception Matters, But Only Up to a Point, in Child Custody Cases

To Clients: How Custody Cases Really Work I understand your deep desire to understand the potential strengths and weaknesses of your child custody case. You’ve likely poured over countless articles, consulted friends, and formed your own strong opinions about what should happen. However, it’s crucial to understand that while your perspective is invaluable, the outcome … Read more

Amicable Divorce: Find Serenity (and Savings)

An Amicable Divorce Saves Money and Self: Divorce, while often necessary, can be a financially and emotionally draining experience. Litigation, fueled by anger and resentment, can quickly escalate costs and leave everyone feeling worse off. But what if there was another way? An amicable divorce provides a means to navigate separation with humility, self-reflection, and … Read more

Collaborative Divorce: Busting the Myth of Cost-Effectiveness for Truly Aligned Spouses

Previous Collaborative Divorce Experience: While trained and certified in collaborative divorce, I haven’t taken new cases in several years due to focusing on litigation. I’d only consider them again if convinced it’s the best option for the client and involves a familiar collaborative lawyer on the other side. Collaborative Divorce May Not Be For True … Read more

Alcohol Use Disorder and the Fragile Threads of Marriage: Seeking Help Before It’s Too Late

Alcohol Use Disorder, if untreated, often leads to family problems and divorce Marriage can be a beautiful tapestry woven with love, trust, and shared dreams. But even the strongest threads can fray, and sometimes, alcohol use disorder (AUD) becomes the silent intruder, threatening to unravel the entire fabric. AUD’s Impact on Marriage and Families: For … Read more

Navigating Separation Smoothly: The Advantages of an Uncontested Divorce in Virginia

Uncontested Divorce Offers Significant Advantages in Virginia. Divorce can be an emotionally charged and complex experience. However, in Virginia, navigating it doesn’t always have to involve lengthy courtroom battles and high emotional costs. If you and your spouse are on relatively equal footing and committed to working together, an uncontested divorce can offer a significantly … Read more

Untie the Knot, Not the Family: Embracing the Benefits of Amicable Divorce

An Amicable Divorce Can Change Your Future for the Better Facing a divorce is one of life’s most challenging hurdles. Emotions run high, uncertainty looms, and the future seems blurry. In the midst of this storm, seeking an amicable settlement and reaching an uncontested divorce can seem like an impossible dream. However, consider this: opting … Read more

Putting Children First: The Most Important Step in Divorce

The well-being of your children must remain a top priority during a divorce. Divorce is a profoundly difficult experience, not just for spouses but also for the children caught in the crossfire. Amidst emotional turmoil, financial anxieties, and legal complexities, it’s easy to lose sight of what truly matters: the well-being of your children. Child-focused … Read more

Need a Divorce Lawyer? Here’s What You Should Know

Considering divorce? This guide clarifies if legal representation is right for you, offering insights and practical tips. Do you need a lawyer? It depends. If your divorce is contested or involves complex finances, child custody, or significant assets, a lawyer is crucial. Even amicable divorces benefit from legal guidance to ensure everything’s done correctly. When … Read more