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Grandparents CAN get custody in Virginia!

Grandparents have rights in Virginia.  In child custody disputes, a grandparent may take primary custody of a grandchild, even if custody must be taken away from the parents.  The courts recognize that when parents are unable to properly care for their children, the best alternative and hope for the children is to live with their grandparents. 

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What to bring to your first meeting with a lawyer

You have been arrested, or you were served with a lawsuit.  Your spouse has threatened to divorce you.  You know you need to talk with a lawyer sooner or later.  In the back of your mind, you know that the sooner you sit down with an attorney, the sooner you will begin working on the solution to your problem.  But, then you start to question yourself:  “what if I forget to bring the right papers?”  That is what attorneys do right?  They work with documents and court filings – what if I look like I don’t know what I’m talking about?  Maybe I should wait until later to make the appointment.  Maybe I should do some research myself online.  Maybe I should wait until next week and deal with it then…

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