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Can you modify a custody or visitation order?

Posted by Alisa Chunephisal | Jan 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Once the court enters an order related to the custody and visitation of your child, can it ever be changed?  The short answer is maybe.   The courts recognize that a child's needs change rapidly from infancy through the teenage years.  Therefore, even after a court has entered a custody or visit...

Who pays the bills during separation?

Posted by Alisa Chunephisal | Jan 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

As couples begin planning for their separation, most couples want to know, who is going to be responsible for all the bills?   It's no secret that the DC Metropolitan area is not cheap for any family to live. In one of the most expensive areas to live in the country, it surely is daunting to man...

Dating While Separated in Virginia

Posted by Alisa Chunephisal | Jan 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, you may be separated and feeling more single than ever.  So that begs the question - what about dating while separated?  Let's consider the various ways in which dating may affect you during your 6-month or 1-year separation period as required by the...

Do I Need An Attorney for My Divorce?

Posted by Corrie Sirkin | Aug 21, 2020 | 1 Comment

Do I Need an Attorney for My Divorce?  If you answer yes, to all ten questions below; then, you may not need to hire an attorney for your divorce.  Were you married for a short period of time?  If you were married for a short term (ie: between a few months to a year or two), there may not ...

Do I Need to Hire An Attorney for My Divorce?

Posted by Corrie Sirkin | Jul 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Do I need to hire an attorney for my divorce? If you can answer yes to all ten questions; then, you may not need to hire an attorney for your divorce. However, if you proceed without legal counsel, you may lose important rights arising out of your marriage.

She (or He) Got X In the Divorce. What About Me?

Posted by Corrie Sirkin | Jan 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Comparing potential outcomes in a divorce may be unrealistic and detrimental because of the variety of factors and differences between families. Rely on your legal counsel to provide you with the best advice and to help you achieve the best possible resolution for you and your children.

Reconciliation- Can My Marriage Be Saved?

Posted by Corrie Sirkin | Sep 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Gossip magazines are reporting that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may be considering reconciling after Angelina Jolie filed for divorce last fall. Whether this story is a media fabrication or actually authentic, many divorcing parties consider reconciliation. In a study of divorcing couples, one p...

Should I Get A Divorce? Should We Separate?

Posted by Corrie Sirkin | Jul 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Whether you get a divorce or separation is one of the most personal and emotional decisions that a person may make. The answer to that question depends on the issues that have caused you to ask this question and what efforts you and your spouse are willing to make to repair the marriage. If your marriage is beyond repair; then, you should get a divorce. Life is too long and too short to be unhappy. #divorce #separation #reconciliation #marriage

What are 10 Social Media Do’s and Dont's During Your Divorce or Separation

Posted by Corrie Sirkin | Jul 20, 2017 | 2 Comments

Social media is a part of most people's every day lives. Here are 10 Do's and Don'ts for social media usage during your separation and divorce. These tips will help you keep your social media usage from harming yourself, your children and your future. Our Northern Virginia Law Firm can walk you through every step of the divorce process and give you the advice and guidance that you need.

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