Legal Separation in Virginia: What Does It Mean?
The decision to end a marriage is emotionally painful and often very difficult for both spouses. But unlike an unmarried couple, you can’t simply move out and move on: You’ll need to go through the divorce process to officially dissolve your relationship in the eyes of the state. For many couples, the first step on […]
Child Emancipation in Virginia
Until a person is 18 years of age, the legal age of majority in Virginia, their parents or guardians have the right to both custody and control. They have legal responsibility to provide the child with shelter, food, clothing, medical care, supervision, and education, and are legally responsible if the child breaks the law. Once […]
Legally Establishing Paternity
A new baby always creates excitement within a family, with doting parents, grandparents, siblings and extended family members sharing the joy. In most cases, parentage is well known and accepted. However, in others, the identity of the father might be in question. Under Virginia law, only one man can possess paternity of a child at […]