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  • November 1, 2021

    How to Get a Divorce in Virginia

    The 6 Steps To Prepare Yourself For a Divorce Don’t wait to protect yourself! Know your rights early. Clients often come to see me in the early stages of separation and divorce. Sometimes a client is just looking to know “what if” scenarios if one of them decides to divorce....

  • March 27, 2020

    Divorce During a Global Health and Financial Crisis: What to Know About Dividing Assets

    By Grant Moher, Esq. As the world halts in a collective effort to slow a global pandemic, financial markets are in a volatile state. A bull market boosted investment portfolios for the last decade only to turn to a bear market that dropped stocks to historic lows last week, and has since be...

  • March 15, 2019


      By Grant T. Moher, Esq. Divorcing parties have essentially always been able to agree to maintain life insurance for one another, and for the court to enforce those agreements.  Until recently, though, Virginia courts have not had the ability to require a spouse to maintain life ins...

  • December 28, 2018

    How Holidays Work in Divorces and Child Custody Cases

    By Grant T. Moher, Esq. A New Year is almost upon us, and couples going through a separation or divorce this season are likely experiencing the difficulty of agreeing to holiday custody and visitation agreements. With a New Year comes another 12 months of special days that divorcing, or divor...

  • May 10, 2017

    How Current Political Tensions are Impacting Marriages

    Politics have always been a hot button issue, but the current divisions in our country seem especially pronounced.  A new national poll from Wakefield Research indicates that the tense political environment, particularly differing views over President Trump’s election and platforms, is ca...

  • December 8, 2016

    UPDATE: Adultery, “Crimes Against Nature,” and the Fifth Amendment in Virginia

    I originally wrote my article on adultery in Virginia in 2006 and updated it for publication in Virginia Family Law News in 2009. Since that time many prospective clients (and more than a few fellow attorneys) have contacted me to discuss the rather thorny legal issues that have surrounded the...

  • May 25, 2016

    Top 5 Things to Consider about Paying for College in a Virginia Divorce Proceeding

    If you're getting divorced in Virginia and have minor or college-age children, paying for higher education expenses can be a significant issue. Here are the top five things you should know about college expenses and divorce: 1. A Court Can't Order You to Pay for College Tuition. In Virginia, a...

  • October 22, 2015

    Holiday Visitation

    Holiday Visitation Custody Holiday and summer schedules can often be a source of conflict between divorcing parties. The following are some common issues that can arise in crafting custody and visitation agreements, and potential solutions for them. 1. Thanksgiving and the issue of three wee...

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