Are reimbursements for child medical care required?

Brandon WaltripUncategorized

Many clients ask whether a parent is required to pay another parent for unreimbursed medical care costs. In this blog, I examine the code sections that apply to such determinations, and examples of when such payments may not be required. Virginia Code 20-108.1, grants courts the authority to order cash medical support for dependent children, if reasonable. Cash medical support …

What happens to a pet in a divorce?

Brandon WaltripDivorce & Child Custody

For many of us, there is no more fulfilling relationship in our day-to-day lives than with our pet. Our pets offer consolation in times of crisis, celebrate with us in times of joy, and offer us love unconditionally. It’s no wonder, then, that for many of us our greatest concern in a divorce is who will get custody of the …

What is a Parenting Capacity Evaluation?

Brandon WaltripDivorce & Child Custody

In this blog I review ‘What is a Parenting Capacity Evaluation?’ This includes background on the specifics of a parenting capacity evaluation, the evaluation process and the role a lawyer should play in a parenting capacity evaluation. If you are curious as to what a parenting capacity evaluation maybe, or have been ordered by a court to complete one, I …

When is a child with mental illness competent to stand trial?

Brandon WaltripCriminal Defense

Below is an article written by Brandon C. Waltrip, Esq. and published in The Virginia Champion, Spring 2018 Issue. The article was titled “Considerations Regarding Juvenile Competency to Stand Trial” and deals with considerations regarding the procedures and law of juvenile competency. If you have a child, charged with a crime, who has serious mental illness’, we hope you will …

The Child Witness: Competency to Testify

Brandon WaltripCriminal Defense

    The following article examines the child witness in a criminal case and the law surrounding the competency for that child witness to testify. The article was authored by attorney Brandon C. Waltrip, and published in The Virginia Champion, Winter 2018 edition. There are specifics regarding a child witness’s competency to testify and what a court must consider in …

FAQ: Custody & Visitation

Brandon WaltripDivorce & 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 …

Can my Child Be Tried as an Adult?

Brandon WaltripCriminal Defense

When a child is charged with a serious crime a parent’s first thought is usually whether or not their child can, or will be treated as an adult. Having represented juveniles in crimes ranging from simple possession of alcohol to robbery, malicious wounding, and even rape, it is a serious question to consider if your own child has been charged …

4 Phases of an Uncontested Divorce

Brandon WaltripDivorce & 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 …

DUI 2nd Client Found Not Guilty

Brandon WaltripCriminal Defense

A client of Waltrip & Campbell, PC, represented by Brandon C. Waltrip, Esq., was found not guilty of Driving Under the Influence 2nd Offense in the Williamsburg James-City County General District Court after trial on May 19, 2016. The Court found there was insufficient evidence the client was driving on the night in question. If found guilty the client faced …

Client Wins Child Custody Dispute

Brandon WaltripDivorce & 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 …