Good Divorce Client

Rules for being a good divorce client, from an attorney who’s been there, done that…Read More

Human Bias in Divorce

Everyone has ingrained cognitive bias, including you and me. This is neither good nor bad, but we need to understand how it works, especially in divorce. Since this is written by a lawyer, please do not take this as anything authoritative…Read More

2022 Virginia Business Person of the Year: Jim McGlothlin

Jim McGlothlin had never really thought much about paintings. He was more of a music guy, a fan of Elvis, whom he saw in concert six months before the King’s 1977 death… Read More

Initial Consultation / Case Evaluation

Your first visit (the Initial Consultation) is crucial. We charge a reduced fee off of our usual hourly rate and use this time to evaluate your case and to discuss the best way to proceed… Read More

How Do We Quarentine Under the Same Roof?

An Uncontested Virginia Divorce Checklist for Living Separately Under the Same Roof During a Global Pandemic… Read More

13 Essential Tips if You Are Divorcing a Narcissist

Most people, understandably, will do almost anything to avoid going to court for any number of reasons … Read More

5 Tips for Co-parenting when you can’t stand your Ex

The process of divorce is hard enough, but when you have to co-parent with an ex who has become the bane of your existence, things can get worse…. Read More

Visitation Dos and Don’ts

For both parents and children, visitation is critical to maintaining a sense of connectedness both during and after a divorce… Read More

Top 10 Things NOT to Do When You Divorce

As anyone who’s gone through a divorce can tell you, the process is rarely easy. Tensions run high, and couples often make poor decisions in the heat of the moment… Read More

Top 10 Annoying things that Lawyers do,,, and why they do them

I have written a number of articles on what clients do that irritate lawyers, and the pitfalls associated with representing the general public.  To be fair, I decided to compose a list of things that clients tend to complain about their lawyers… Read More

5 Classic Pop Songs that Contain Advice for Getting Separated

Making the decision to split up is the start of a transition that may cause fear at first, but it can lead to greater independence, freedom, security, and emotional well-being. Marital separation can provide the space and opportunity you may need for personal growth. Having an optimistic outlook can help…. Read More

How Do You Know You’re Ready for a Divorce?

The divorce process can be stressful, even if you know you want to end your marriage. Meetings with your attorney, court appearances, mediation sessions, assembling and reviewing financial records, talking with your children, and meeting with court-appointed mental health professionals can be both time-consuming and emotionally draining. It’s important to know that you are ready to undertake this challenging process, and there are many different factors to consider in determining if this is the right time…. Read More

After the Divorce is Final

You are not divorced until a Final Decree of Divorce is entered by the Circuit Court. … Read More

How to Lose Your Custody Case

Often people sabotage their own custody cases. If you make any of the mistakes listed below, you are setting yourself up to lose! ….  Read More

What I Learned From Being a Judge

For seven years, I served as a Substitute Judge, sitting primarily in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. I observed many things during that time. I want to share some of them with you…. Read More 

What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Get a Divorce

Most divorce cases involve one person who has thought about it for months and is prepared mentally and financially to proceed and the other person who is completely unprepared and feels blind-sided by the “sudden” decision to separate. There are certain actions that can be undertaken if you want to be prepared…. Read More