3 Keys to an Efficient Uncontested Divorce

Brandon WaltripDivorce & 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 WaltripDivorce & 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. …

The Divorce Process – Pendente Lite Hearing

Brandon WaltripDivorce & Child Custody

This blog is the fourth in a series covering the Divorce Process. Specifically, this blog looks at Pendente lite hearings; what they are, the purpose in the divorce, and what a party should expect at the hearing . If you are looking for a divorce attorney in Williamsburg, York County, or New Kent County, please contact Waltrip Firm, PC and schedule …

The Divorce Process – The Answer

Brandon WaltripDivorce & Child Custody

This blog is the second in a series covering the Divorce Process. Specifically, this blog looks at the Answer; the purpose of the Answer and what should be included. If you are looking for a divorce attorney in Williamsburg, York County, or New Kent County, and you are required to file an Answer to a Divorce Complaint, please contact my …

The Divorce Process – The Complaint

Brandon WaltripDivorce & Child Custody

This blog is the first in a series covering the Divorce Process. Specifically, this blog looks at the Divorce Complaint; the various types, and what is included in the Complaint. If you are looking for a divorce attorney in Williamsburg, York County, or New Kent County, and you are considering filing a Complaint for Divorce, please contact my office and …

The Divorce Process – Discovery

Brandon WaltripDivorce & Child Custody

This blog is the third in a series covering the Divorce Process. Specifically, this blog looks at Discovery; what is Discovery, its purpose in the divorce and a few of the common types of discovery filings used in divorce proceedings. If you are looking for a divorce attorney in Williamsburg, York County, or New Kent County, and you are required …

Child Protective Matters – The Adjudicated Hearing

Brandon WaltripDivorce & Child Custody

This blog will be discussing the adjudicated hearing and entry of a possible Child Protective Order (“CPO”). The adjudicated hearing is the second hearing in a complaint by Child Protective Services against a parent/guardian for abuse or neglect. At an adjudicated hearing, if the PPO was objected to, a full trial on the facts will take place. A Judge will then decide …

Child Protective Services Matters – The PPO

Brandon WaltripDivorce & Child Custody

When CPS comes knocking on your door it can be a frightening and difficult circumstance. Imagine that someone you have never met has determined that you as a parent have neglected or abused your child? In many cases, regardless of whether facts have been proven in a court of law, a parent must be prepared to argue for their Constitutional …

Child Custody Determinations

Brandon WaltripDivorce & Child Custody

In the Commonwealth of Virginia the local Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court handles determinations of child custody and visitation. Based on statute, the court considers the “best interest of the child” when deciding matters of custody and visitation between two parents. This is based upon the best interest factors outlined in Virginia Code Section 20-124.3. Factors considered by the court …

What is “Gross Income” for Purposes of Child Support?

Brandon WaltripDivorce & Child Custody

Child Support is determined by a parents Gross Income. But, what is “Gross Income?”Under Virginia Code §108.2(C) gross income means “all income from all sources.” This includes, but is not limited to income from salaries, wages, commissions, royalties, bonuses, dividends … spousal support, rental income, gifts, prizes and awards.” Courts takes a very broad approach in construing this language. Courts will …