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Domestic Violence Attorney in Virginia

Unfortunately, domestic violence is a widespread issue in Virginia and the rest of the world. When you’re facing this kind of situation, taking action to protect yourself and your family is a brave move — but it can also be daunting when you don’t know if the law will side in your favor. In cases…
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Ethics Guidelines for Mediators — What to Expect

Mediation has increased in popularity over recent years, with one report finding that around half of participants had used mediation as part of their divorce proceedings. With this boom of interest in services, it’s more important than ever for mediators to take a responsible approach. Above all, this comes down to following the ethics guidelines…
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IACP Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2023

The International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), which our lawyer Donita King has been a member of for 17 years, has been nominated for a 2023 Nobel Peace Prize. This nomination recognizes the organization’s development of Collaborative Practice, a pioneering technique that helps couples who want a divorce to reach a legal resolution without going…
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Child Custody & International Travel — What Are Your Rights?

Child Custody & International Travel — What Are Your Rights?

Co-parenting after a divorce or separation is tough at the best of times, but when your ex-partner wants to involve your child in situations you don’t feel comfortable with — like international travel — things become even more complex. You might feel helpless, but there’s a good chance you can exercise your rights to have…
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Navigating Custody and Relocation Under Virginia Law

Navigating Custody & Relocation Under Virginia Law

As a parent, few things are more important than doing whatever it takes to give your child the best chance in life. Sometimes, that means moving to a different state. But how does that work if you’re planning to relocate and your co-parent doesn’t agree? Or, on the other side of the fence, how will…
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The Future of Virtual Mediation

Now that restrictions from the pandemic are finally fading away and the world is preparing to return to “business as usual,” you might be anticipating waving goodbye to video calling services for good. But don’t get too ahead of yourself because many in the legal profession believe it could be here to stay. Now that…
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Valentine’s Day and Divorce

Every year, as February nears, shops fill with heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and teddy bears that say “I love you.” Having all that shoved in your face can be tough if you’re going through a rough period with your partner, and it might even serve as a wake-up call that it’s time to let go…
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How to Prepare for Real Estate Mediation

Whether you’re struggling with boundary disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, co-owner disputes, or something else, the real estate mediation world is full of challenges — and they can often get nasty. Real estate mediation is an essential piece of the puzzle for navigating these problems, but it’s crucial to have the right approach. Here’s how to prepare.…
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The Benefits of Mediation for Small Businesses

In an ideal world, businesses would always run along smoothly with no legal disputes. Unfortunately, there’s a reasonable chance that you’re going to run into some kind of conflict along the way, whether it’s related to contracts, business partners, employees, or just about anything else. Fortunately, going to court isn’t the only way to resolve…
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