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  • Relocating to Another State & Custody Laws in Virginia (Part 1 of 2)
    Relocating to Another State & Custody Laws in Virginia (Part 1 of 2)

    When parents are separated but share custody , they must work together to facilitate the custodial transfer of their children. This process can become more challenging if the primary custodial parent ...

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  • Can Reunification Therapy Help Children Suffering from Parental Alienation?
    Can Reunification Therapy Help Children Suffering from Parental Alienation?

    When one parent deliberately alienates a child from another parent, the resulting harm can be profound. Children suffering from parental alienation risk growing up to be troubled adults with an ...

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  • 5 Things to Remember About Guardians Ad Litem in Virginia Child Custody Disputes
    5 Things to Remember About Guardians Ad Litem in Virginia Child Custody Disputes

    Some high conflict divorce or custody battles require more assistance than your attorney can provide. In these custody battles, guardians ad litem, or GAL, can help determine whether a child’s legal ...

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  • If One Parent Has a History of Excessive Alcohol Consumption, What Protections Can You Seek?
    If One Parent Has a History of Excessive Alcohol Consumption, What Protections Can You Seek?

    Substance Abuse & Personality Disorders It is well documented that substance abuse disorders are often comorbid, or simultaneously present with, personality disorders such as Narcissistic Personality ...

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  • 3 Types of Female Narcissists & the Tactics They Use in Court
    3 Types of Female Narcissists & the Tactics They Use in Court

    Narcissism is a relational disease. When a narcissist gets into a relationship, marries, or has children, their relational problems and fear of intimacy often lead to high-conflict divorces . ...

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  • What Does Joint Legal Custody Mean with Medical Decisions in Virginia?
    What Does Joint Legal Custody Mean with Medical Decisions in Virginia?

    According to VA. CODE ANN. § 20-124.1, joint legal custody is defined as a situation where “both parents retain joint responsibility for the care and control of the child and joint authority to make ...

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