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June 2015 Archives

Can I move away with my child if I’m the custodial parent?

Having primary custody of your child comes with specific responsibilities and rights. For instance, your child’s other parent may be obligated to pay you child support on your child’s behalf, while you may be obligated to conform to the terms of an established visitation plan. Another stipulation that you may be required to follow is whether and how you are allowed to move out of state with your child after your child custody agreement has been approved.

Criminal charges in marriage and child custody dispute

Despite the fact that most people think of marriage as a very intimate arrangement between two people, it is essentially a legally binding contract that is enforceable under the law. Therefore, bigamy is illegal in the state of Virginia. Beyond that, the state institutes a number of legal penalties to enforce child custody arrangements and other family law agreements, which can result in misdemeanor and felony charges in some cases.

Appreciating the true value of property in a high asset divorce

While divorce proceedings can be rather complicated even in cases involving a relatively short union and limited marital property, high-asset divorce cases demand even more attention and care. The attorneys at Donna Dougherty Law, P.C., are well-versed in the complexities of accurately identifying and valuating separate and marital property in cases involving large amounts of different types of assets, and appreciate just how important it is to distribute assets fairly and equitably. After all, engaging in thorough and effective property division can have a real and lasting impact on your financial security and growth.

Do grandparents have visitation rights?

Most parents, grandparents and child development experts alike would agree that living in a multigenerational family benefits children in many different ways. Grandparents often offer a level of support and connection that is unique from that given by parents to their kids, and many children thrive from having daily contact with other members of their family. It is for that reason that divorce and other family law disputes are known to raise serious concerns when it comes to grandparents’ visitation rights.

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