What Causes You to Lose Your Gun Ownership Rights in Virginia?
Owning a gun is one of your constitutional rights and whether you own one for self-defense or are a collector and enthusiast who owns more than a dozen, protecting that right is of the utmost priority. For most people, maintaining their right to bear arms is simple. You just need to be a law-abiding citizen… Read more
What to Know About Getting Your Virginia Firearm Rights Restored After a Mental Health Crisis
Experiencing a mental health crisis can be stressful, but did you know that being involuntarily committed to a psychiatric facility can end up costing you certain rights? Virginia law allows the state to revoke firearm possession and ownership rights from those who received treatment in a mental health facility involuntarily. But once you recover from… Read more
Can You Switch From an Uncontested Divorce to a Contested Divorce?
When you and your spouse initiate the divorce process, it can go one of two ways: you can be in agreement over most issues, or you can disagree on multiple points and need the help of the courts to divide your assets and reach a fair settlement. If you agree to most terms, you can… Read more
Why You Should Consider a Premarital Agreement Before You Get Married
When you’re planning a wedding, there’s so much to do that it’s easy to lose sight of one important task: protecting yourself and your financial future should you and your soon-to-be spouse end up needing to separate or divorce. The best way to do that is by creating a premarital agreement with help from an… Read more
How to Keep Divorce Conversations Civil When Pursuing an Uncontested Divorce
While an uncontested divorce typically means fewer complications, you and your spouse must agree to all of the terms of the divorce if you want to be successful. That means finding ways to maintain civility and have productive conversations as you navigate the process isn’t just a good idea—it’s essential to the success of your… Read more
Crafting a Workable Parenting Plan When Pursuing Uncontested Divorce
If you and your spouse want to file an uncontested divorce with the Virginia family law courts, you will need to reach a mutual agreement concerning the terms of your property division and child-related orders before you can proceed. If you have minor children, you will need to determine the broad custody rights of each… Read more
Pursuing Uncontested Divorce in Virginia if You Have Kids
Navigating the divorce process is always a challenging undertaking. However, it can be even more stressful than usual when you have kids because you are likely consumed with concern for their well-being even more than your own. By pursuing an uncontested divorce, you and your children’s other parent will likely feel empowered by your ability… Read more
Can I Undo an Uncontested Divorce in Virginia?
People are fickle and change their minds often, and nowhere is this character trait more on display than in their relationships with others. People fall in and out of love, change various preferences they may have, and even change their plans about their future when they marry their partners. So it should come as no… Read more
Is an Uncontested Divorce in Virginia a Good Idea?
Virginia’s uncontested divorce process may sound appealing, especially if you fear that your divorce case will drag on for months and require several contentious court hearings. But uncontested divorce is not an option for every divorcing couple. Trying to pursue an uncontested divorce in Virginia in some situations can take up more time, require more… Read more