FAQ: Custody & Visitation

Brandon Waltrip Divorce & Child Custody

Frequently Asked Questions As a child custody attorney I am frequently asked certain questions by parents beginning a custody dispute. In this blog I want to answer just a few of the most common questions. The other parent and I do not have a custody order or agreement, can I take my child out of state? While there is no …

4 Phases of an Uncontested Divorce

Brandon Waltrip Divorce & Child Custody

Uncontested divorce is a unique area of the law. Unlike other civil suits there is a timeline and phases, which can either make the case move forward quite quickly, or when not handled properly, extremely slow. I have often been asked by clients during an uncontested divorce “when will this be over?” This is a great question, and focuses on …

Client Wins Child Custody Dispute

Brandon Waltrip Divorce & Child Custody

After three years, the non-custodial parent, and client of Waltrip & Campbell, PC won primary physical custody in a full day child custody trial in the Williamsburg James-City County Circuit Court. The client was represented by Brandon C. Waltrip, Esq. who specializes in child custody matters. This particular client had been fighting to re-gain custody of her child from the …

Is An Uncontested Divorce Right for Me?

Brandon Waltrip Divorce & Child Custody

A common question potential clients often struggle with is whether or not an uncontested divorce is right for them. The question is really less about assets, then about your approach to the divorce process. In this blog I examine what are the real issues behind whether an uncontested divorce is right for clients. 1. I Don’t Want to Go to …

Three Things For Your Child Custody and Support Consultation

Brandon Waltrip Divorce & Child Custody

Often clients wonder what documents are most important for a consultation. For a criminal charge, the answer is simple, the summons given to you by police evidencing the charges. But, what should you bring to a child custody and support consultation? This blog lays out the most helpful documents to bring to a child custody and support consultation. 1. Current …

Can I win my relocation case?

Brandon Waltrip Divorce & Child Custody

Courts take very seriously relocation cases. As these cases can involve moving a child from their school, friends, relatives and the home they may have lived in, possibly their entire lives, a parent must ask themselves, “can I win my relocation case?” In this blog I examine a few of the important considerations in any relocation case. Best Interest Factors …

Custody Rights of Parents versus Grandparents

Brandon Waltrip Divorce & Child Custody

A common question that I receive as a child custody attorney is what are the custody rights of parents versus grandparents? The Court applies a different analysis depending on whether a grandparent is seeking custody, or whether they are seeking visitation. In this blog I focus on the analysis a court will use to determine custody rights of a parent …

Changes to Virginia’s Child Support Statute (2014)

Brandon Waltrip Divorce & Child Custody

Effective July 1, 2014 a number of changes were made to the child support statute in Virginia. The three most important changes are (1) the guideline limits on gross income; (2) removal of the $250 requirement for custodial parents, and (3) cessation of secondary employment. I examine each of these changes below. 1. The Guideline Limit on Gross Income This …

3 Keys to an Efficient Uncontested Divorce

Brandon Waltrip Divorce & Child Custody

3 Keys to an Efficient Uncontested Divorce – by Brandon C. Waltrip, Esq. When you have made the difficult decision to part ways with a spouse, you want to resolve things as easily and efficiently as possible. Often times this is also the most economical. In this blog, I lay out three keys to an efficient un-contested divorce. These Keys …

What is an Uncontested Divorce?

Brandon Waltrip Divorce & Child Custody

Almost every divorce client walks in to an attorney’s office and the first thing they ask about is the Uncontested Divorce. And, its to be expected. Most law firms charge a flat rate for Uncontested Divorces, and the fee is usually less than what most people expect to pay for a Divorce. The truth is, there is no Uncontested Divorce. …