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February 2018 Archives

Determining Income for Child Support

A Virginia Court determining a parent's child support obligation is required by law to first apply Virginia's statutory formula to the parties' incomes (and other variables) to arrive at presumptive calculations. To do so, the Court utilizes the parties' gross incomes, as opposed to their post-tax or "disposable" incomes. But what is considered "income" for this calculation?

Time Limits for Suing Your Lawyer

In Virginia, a lawsuit brought by a client against his or her former attorney for negligence (malpractice) in the handling of a particular legal matter, is regarded as being a breach of the contract of employment created between the lawyer and the client. It is the existence of such a contract that creates the obligation on the part of the attorney to provide legal services to the client that meet the prevailing standard of care. Absent a contract of employment, an attorney owes no such duty to any prospective client.

Three things to know about marital property division in Virginia

After many years of marriage, you may have finally decided that it is time to divorce. Perhaps your marriage has been slowly deteriorating over time or perhaps you and your spouse have simply fallen out of love. No matter the reason why you have decided to end your relationship, you need to take steps to prepare for your divorce. For example, one of the first things you should do is to learn as much as possible about the marital property laws in Virginia.

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