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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Is An Uncontested Divorce Right for Me?

Brandon WaltripDivorce & 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 WaltripDivorce & 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 WaltripDivorce & 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 WaltripDivorce & 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 WaltripDivorce & 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 …