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December 2015 Archives

Holiday custody dispute for Madonna

Virginia residents who enjoy the music of Madonna or the films of director Guy Ritchie may be interested to learn that the couple's 15-year-old son has requested permission to remain with his father rather than returning to his mother after the Christmas holidays. However, the teen apparently initiated litigation in the wrong jurisdiction.

Different approaches to debt

People in Virginia who are struggling with debt may wonder whether bankruptcy is the right solution. There are several things people should consider before they file for bankruptcy. By making a written budget, people often discover they have more room to pay off debts than they realized.

Considerations prior to divorce

One of the biggest mistakes Virginia residents make when filing for divorce is failing to consider all of the potential financial implications that they might face. As the new year approaches, many people will rush to file for divorce in a bid to start their lives anew without thinking about the consequences.

Divorce finalized between Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith

Virginia residents who follow celebrity news may already be aware that a divorce between Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas has been in the works for over a year. However, their divorce was finalized on Dec. 4, 2015, after nearly 20 years of marriage.

How custody is handled when there is no custody order

Negotiating child custody and visitation arrangements can be a contentious process for couples in Virginia. When they are unable to reach an amicable agreement, judges will award custody based upon what they feel will best serve the child's interests. When no custody order is in place, custody will depend largely on whether or not the parents are married.

Mass shootings often arise from domestic violence

Domestic violence in Virginia can become much worse when the abusive partner obtains a gun. Shooters who engage in mass shootings are often people who were abusing their domestic partners. These shootings do not get as much media attention as the mass shootings that take place at movie theaters, churches and schools, but many people believe that there is an epidemic of domestic violence-related mass shootings.

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