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Family law cases often involve the people and property that is most important to you, such as your spouse, children, or family home. Family law matters can involve many different laws related to marriage, child custody, child support, spousal support, domestic violence, and much more. Because these cases are often quite emotional and stressful, it is always important to have the assistance of an experienced family law attorney in your state. A lawyer will remain objective and will stand up for the best interests of you and your children no matter what your case entails. If you have questions regarding family law matters in Virginia, there are numerous resources online that can help you get started in learning about family laws.
Domestic Relations Laws in Virginia
Statutes regarding Divorce and Annulment
Laws in Virginia that set out the grounds for divorce, grounds for annulment, residency requirements to file for divorce in the state, and numerous other topics related to the dissolution of marriage.
Statutes regarding Child Visitation and Custody Arrangements
Laws in Virginia that govern how courts should determine visitation and custody arrangements for minor children following a divorce or paternity case.
Statutes regarding Determining Parentage
Virginia laws that set out the procedures for establishing parentage of a child born to unwed parents, specifically the ways that paternity is legally established for the purposes of custody and child support.
Premarital Agreement Act
Laws regarding the validity of premarital agreements in Virginia, when such agreement are enforceable or unenforceable, and how such agreements are amended or revoked.
Virginia Family Courts
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
The division in charge of matters related to juveniles and other domestic cases, including instances of abuse or child support or custody decisions.
Circuit Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit
Local courts in Arlington, Virginia handling divorces and other family-related matters.
Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit
Local courts in Fairfax, Virginia handling divorces and other matter related to the family.
General Family Resources
Family Law Organization
Family law resource page for both clients and lawyers that includes the family laws for all 50 states, information regarding custody, as well as discussions on family law matters.
American Bar Association Family Law Page
A number of online resources provided by the American Bar Association, including frequently asked questions about family law and a glossary of terms commonly used in family law cases.
Family Law and Divorce Page
Page provided by All Law that includes general information regarding family law, as well as links to family law articles of interest.
Experienced Family Law Attorneys
Law Office of Raymond B. Benzinger
Law firm of experienced attorneys handling a wide range of family law cases including contested and uncontested divorces, high asset divorces, child custody and visitation, child support and modifications, alimony, premarital agreements, fathers’ rights, domestic violence and protective orders, and more.
Dickson Law Group
Law office with an experienced legal team handling a variety of family law matters and serving clients in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington.