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  • The Reservation of the Right to Spousal Support in Divorce: Why Is It Important?
    The Reservation of the Right to Spousal Support in Divorce: Why Is It Important?

    What Is Spousal Support? Spousal support is one of the most important financial issues that must be resolved during the divorce process. The Virginia State Bar defines spousal support as “an amount of ...

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  • Narcissism, Stonewalling, & Ghosting
    Narcissism, Stonewalling, & Ghosting

    Is My Spouse a Narcissist? I have learned so much about personality disorders after years of providing legal representation to clients who are attempting to extricate themselves from toxic ...

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  • Why Do Narcissists Suddenly Pull Disappearing Acts?
    Why Do Narcissists Suddenly Pull Disappearing Acts?

    In my opinion, and based upon my experience as an attorney who has represented hundreds of partners during their divorces with narcissistic spouses over the last few decades, most narcissists don’t ...

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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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  • 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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