Child Custody

Should our kids stay together after our divorce?

When parents divorce, custody of the children is typically the hot-button issue between the divorcing spouses. Deciding where the kids will live most of the time can be a wrenching decision that often calls for thinking outside of the box. But there is one option that...

Will past substance abuse limit my parenting rights?

If you’re a divorcing parent who has struggled with substance abuse, you’re not alone. Alcohol and drug addiction issues contribute to the end of many marriages.  Even though you’ve taken charge of your life and are in recovery, you may be concerned that your past...

Why shared custody is on the rise in Virginia

Societal norms concerning marriage and child-rearing have altered with time. Once people realized that a woman’s place was not “in the kitchen” or that a woman’s sole purpose in life was not to bear children, it opened up space for fathers to make their own claims for...

What is “birdnesting” after a divorce?

Shared custody comes in various forms. In many families, parents try to split parenting time as equally as possible. Some couples end up living far from each other, so one parent takes the children during the school year and the other one takes them during the summer....

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