Wednesday, September 18, 2019

How to Choose a Divorce Mediator

First, a definition: Divorce mediation is a private, confidential process...

A Few Minutes with Alexandria Attorneys Karen Hainer and Lesley Ellefson-Porras

In today’s world, with constant political change, the practices of immigration and family law are constantly evolving. In just the last year, marriage has...

How to Get Divorced: Mediate or Litigate?

Suppose that you and your spouse have reached the point where you know divorce is inevitable. Now what? Are you going to...

In a Contested Child Custody Case, Everything Matters

Virginia courts prefer custody arrangements that emphasize and balance a child’s need to have time with both parents through a reasonable schedule. Parents start...

It Takes A Village: Custodial and Visitation Rights of Grandparents

Modern family life is complex. Divorce or employment of both parents can lead to greater involvement of third parties in helping to raise children....

Do Retired Judges Really Mediate?

Over the years, I have often asked individual lawyers whether they ever refer cases to mediation. They almost always say yes –...

Drinking and Driving: A Killer on the Road – Part II

Every 51 minutes a drunk driver kills someone. Drunk drivers are killing our children and their parents. Last year, 53 loved ones were killed in...

Why Planning Your Own Funeral Makes Sense

No one wants to think about it, but it is life’s inevitable event. Here’s why advance funeral planning makes sense. Preneed planning is nothing new....

What Do I Do If I Am Injured By A Driver...

My life has been turned upside down. A drunk driver crashed into me. I am left with medical bills and I hurt every day....

Children, Divorce & Custody

When you divorce or end a relationship, many questions center on what will happen to your children. Where and with whom will the children...