Went to middle school to pick up child for medical appointment. Arrived at 3:32. Told no students released after 3:30. Made to wait until students released at 4:05. Missed appointment. Confirmed with Superintendent there is no policy keeping parents from picking up children for any reason. But... View More
Property was inherited from deceased parents. Older bro lives in house, gets his mail there and pays all house hold bills from home. The small bro lives elsewhere for years bu shows up and uses his childhoid key to come in house unannounced and uninvited. The last time he did this we called the... View More
If one brother wishes exclusive use of the house, then he needs to buy the other brother’s half. Merely paying the bills doesn’t change that both brothers own it. Both brothers may use the undivided whole house. I know of no requirement for notice unless there is a lease in place giving...View More
If I receive $500 monthly in child support, if my ex sends $2500 to go towards a DR appointment, can that $2500 go towards the child support order of $500 since it was for a necessity of the child? He says that $2500 covers 5 months and I can’t take him to court for not paying during those 5... View More
I’m getting an uncontested divorce and under the terms of our agreement, refinance is scheduled to occur in a timeframe not to exceed 4 yrs. The loan is joint and so is the title. We have decided, I will stay in the house; can I change the title to my name via a quitclaim deed? Is it straight... View More
Any attorney that practices in the area of real estate should be able to assist you. I have drafted many deeds being executed pursuant to a divorce or a settlement agreement. However, when both parties are on the title to the property, I have never used a "Quitclaim" deed, but instead I...View More
Been married since 2012, and the house has been our family home since. He never added me to the deed or loan claiming I couldn't be on them because we weren't married. I have paid into the mortgage for several years and i have paid for upgrades, repairs and maintenance. Utilities are in... View More
Equitable distribution is a 3 step process in Virginia. First, the judge classifies all property as marital, separate, or hybrid - a mix of marital and separate. The judge also classifies debt as marital or separate. Second, the judge gives a valuation to all items of marital and hybrid...View More
In custody negotiations, if you propose an agreement with multiple points, the other party is not obligated to accept all terms as presented. They may choose to agree to some points while rejecting or wishing to negotiate others. Each point can be independently considered and negotiated. It's...View More
Judges have a great deal of discretion in how they run their courtroom. Some judges even change their minds during the course of a proceeding. If a litigant does not like how a judge rules in a particular case, the litigant can either object with reasons to create a record for appeal, if the...View More
In Virginia, property you owned before marriage is generally considered separate property, and your spouse may not have a legal claim to the equity accrued in the home. However, several factors can influence this, such as any changes in the property's character during the marriage,...View More
I’ve had annulments before, and I’d suppose that’s what this is. It’s either contested or uncontested, but either way, it’s not a form. There may be forms that help you prepare it pro se, but it’s a Complaint. And, if you were defrauded, there may be damages. I’d suggest you start...View More
If one parent's rights have been terminated, legally they would not have any inherent rights to visitation or custody of the children. The parent with full custody has the discretion to allow the other parent to see the children, but this is a personal choice and not a legal obligation. Should...View More
In Virginia, if there was a formal agreement made in the presence of a lawyer regarding child support or financial assistance, and it was violated, you might have grounds to take legal action. However, the age of the child and the length of time that has passed could complicate matters. Statute of...View More
A Virginia Circuit Court judge sitting in an equitable distribution hearing has several options with respect to jointly owned real property. The judge can order the conveyance to either party, permit either party to buy out the other and order the assumption of indebtedness, or order the sale of...View More
Virginia Circuit Court judges use law clerks to review the uncontested divorce filings. The law clerks are typically relatively recent graduates of law schools, who work as clerks as their first job out of law school. They review the file before submitting it to a judge for his or her final...View More
Your question indicates that your sister is an adult, not a minor (under 18). In cases when a person has not made an advanced medical directive, then Section 54.1-2986 of the Virginia Code determines the procedure for making medical decisions in the absence of an advanced medical directive. The...View More
In Virginia, the legal code 18.2-456(a)(6) relates to obstructing justice by providing false identification to law enforcement officers with the intent to deceive. It's a Class 1 misdemeanor. Depending on the seriousness of the situation, law enforcement may issue a summons or a warrant for...View More
My spouse & I have been separated for a year now, we have 1 minor child. We have a signed/notarized PSA and now my spouse wants to file for divorce now and not have the PSA included. The signed/notarized PSA states we sell the house and pay all outstanding bills with the equity. Spouse now... View More
A spouse served with a Complaint for Divorce in Virginia has 21 days to file a responsive pleading. Typically, if the defendant spouse did not agree to the allegations in the Complaint, the responsive pleading would be an Answer and Counterclaim, starting a contested divorce case.
The answer will depend on local as well as state landlord and tenant law. Virginia is relatively good for landlords compared to my other jurisdictions, but you need to get a local lawyer that covers landlord-tenant and/or real estate.
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