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Editing a Final Divorce Order – Can I do it?

Typically, a Final Order of Divorce in Virginia resolves all of the issues between spouses. Typically, twenty-one days after the Order is entered, it can no longer be amended.  There are, of course, certain exceptions.   The most common exceptions relate to custody and visitation provisions of the children of the divorced couple.  In these circumstances,… Read More »

Traffic Violations – Hanging Object from Rearview Mirror Leads to Conviction

Do you hang anything from your rearview mirror? Be careful. The Virginia Court of Appeals has approved a traffic stop solely because the driver had a 3″ by 5″ parking pass hanging from the driver’s rearview mirror. Some of the Judges of the Court of Appeals even acknowledged that there is no real guidance on… Read More »

Virginia Child Support Calculations Have Changed

The Virginia General Assembly, as part of its 2014 legislative initiatives, made a variety of changes to the calculation of child support in Virginia.  Are you aware that the state minimum is now $68.00 per month, not $65.00?  Did you know that the allocation of uncovered medical expenses for children no longer requires the custodial… Read More »

Virginia study finds more unwed women having children

On behalf of Jarrell, Hicks & Waldman, PC posted in Child Support on Thursday, April 18, 2013. There has been an interesting shift in society in regards to having children outside of marriage. It is no longer just teenage girls involved in this issue. Instead, it now includes women in their twenties. Although their older… Read More »

Study at University of Virginia shows unwed women having kids

On behalf of Jarrell, Hicks & Waldman, PC posted in Child Support on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. There has been an interesting shift in which demographic society is concerned about having children outside of marriage. It is no longer teenage girls. Instead, it is women in their twenties. Although their older age may suggest that… Read More »

Right to marry debate raises financial issues related to divorce

On behalf of Jarrell, Hicks & Waldman, PC posted in Divorce on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Just north of Fredericksburg in Washington, D.C., the United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments on the right of homosexual couples to legally marry. Along with the right to marry comes the right to later dissolve that marriage through… Read More »

Veteran disability payments may be exempt from military divorce

On behalf of Jarrell, Hicks & Waldman, PC posted in Military Family Law on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Virginia couples, who divorce, can face complicated issues, particularly related to their finances. The issues become even more complex when it is a military divorce. Military divorce presents a unique situation because there are additional rules that… Read More »

How casinos are helping states recoup child support

On behalf of Jarrell, Hicks & Waldman, PC posted in Child Support on Monday, March 18, 2013. As many Virginians know, casinos often get a bad rap because they willingly take the hard-earned money of people who hope to win the jackpot. However, casinos in several states are doing their part to help child support… Read More »

Federal Government Creates Website to End Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become a serious problem. You can see evidence of this problem every time you get in the car. How often have you seen drivers swerving to stay inside a lane, waiting at a green light, running red lights, or narrowly missing a turn? In many cases, poor driving is caused by a… Read More »

Marriage and divorce after 50 raise complex financial questions

On behalf of Jarrell, Hicks & Waldman, PC posted in Divorce on Monday, March 11, 2013. The number of people over 50 who are getting married in Virginia and the rest of the United States is greater than many people realize. Although marriage later in life marks a happy new chapter in life, it comes… Read More »