Top Midlothian, VA Family Law Lawyers Near You

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    Hairfield, Morton, Watson, Adams & Sommers, PLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

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    Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

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    Cordell & Cordell

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • The Witmeyer Law Firm, PLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Ashland Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Ashland Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • Ford Richardson, P.C.

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • The Railside Law Group, PLLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Ashland Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Ashland Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • Frost Brown Todd LLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Ashland Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Ashland Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • The Law Offices of Kerry J. McClung, PLLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Henrico Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Henrico Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • Evolution Divorce & Family Law, PLLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Henrico Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Henrico Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • Farmer Legal PLLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Glen Allen Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Glen Allen Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • Carol A. N. Breit, Attorney at Law

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • Picard Family Law, PLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Midlothian Office

    Family Law Lawyers | Midlothian Office

  • Amos & Amos, PLLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Goochland Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Goochland Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • Tittermary Law, PLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Mechanicsville Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Mechanicsville Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • Homiller Law Firm

    Family Law Lawyers | Midlothian Office

    Family Law Lawyers | Midlothian Office

  • Sossei Law, A Professional Corporation

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • Robert Isaacs PC

    Family Law Lawyers | Henrico Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Henrico Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

    Family Law Lawyers | Mechanicsville Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Mechanicsville Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • Cravens and Noll

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • Bowen Ten PC

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • Airington Stone & Rockecharlie

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • Cravens and Noll

    Family Law Lawyers | Glen Allen Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Glen Allen Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • The Witmeyer Law Firm, PLC

    Family Law Lawyers | Ashland Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Ashland Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

  • Armstrong Law Firm

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

    Family Law Lawyers | Richmond Office | Serving Midlothian, VA

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Are You Dealing with a Family Law Issue?

Family law matters can be overwhelming and incredibly sensitive. The longer the problem remains unresolved, the greater the toll it can have on the welfare and well-being of you and your family. An experienced Midlothian family law attorney will help protect your rights.

Family Law Issues

There are many legal issues that face families, such as child custody, child support, divorce, domestic violence, legal separation, annulment, paternity or spousal support. Of course, as diverse as families are, there are more Family Law issues that land under this broad category of law.

Remember dealing with a Family Law issue will not only have an impact in your life emotionally, but also legally and financially. It is very important to take the time to discover long-term solutions for your family’s needs and future.

What does family law mean?

Family law covers a broad spectrum of legal matters that have to do with families, and not all of them mean something terrible has happened. The term family law can refer to adoptions, divorce, child custody, paternity, child support, guardianships, prenuptial agreements, property division, and many other issues.

What does contempt of court mean in family law cases?

In family court, a judge can hold you in contempt of court if you fail to comply with any court orders. This could include refusing to follow your custody plan, failing to pay child support, or disparaging your ex when a judge orders you not to. Being in contempt of court could mean spending time behind bars or other penalties, such as garnishing your wages to pay back child support.

How do courts resolve family law disputes?

Courts generally like to resolve family law disputes by helping people like you and your ex find an amicable compromise. This allows people to continue to work together in the future, such as when it comes to making parenting decisions. If necessary, a judge may order you and your ex to meet with a mediator to find a solution. If you cannot agree, the judge may schedule a hearing to decide the matter, at which point you will have to comply with whatever the ruling is.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances – such as being charged with a crime – where you should always seek experienced legal help.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic “road map” on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you’ve laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney’s expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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