Family Law


Avoiding Common Child Support Pitfalls

Posted on March 18, 2015

Whether child support is established by the court or an agreement of the parties incorporated into a court order, there are a number of common misconceptions about child support which generate frequent litigation. Oral Modification: A child support order cannot be orally modified by the parties. For example, if the recipient of child support orally […]

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Categories: Family Law

The What, How, When, and Why of Spousal Support

Posted on November 10, 2014

What is Spousal Support? Spousal support is a court-ordered payment from one spouse to the other. The support payment is given to the receiving spouse for their support during the divorce proceeding and after the divorce is granted. The Juvenile and Domestic Relations district court can determine the availability and amount of temporary spousal support […]

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What You Need to Know About Legal and Physical Custody of a Child

Posted on October 28, 2014

There are two types of custody which are as follows: 1. Legal custody. This defines who has the authority to make decisions regarding the health, education, and welfare of the child. 2. Physical custody. This defines where the child will physically reside. Child custody is a difficult topic to discuss given that it typically involves […]

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Categories: Articles, Family Law

Child Visitation Rights: Who Gets Them and Why

Posted on October 13, 2014

Who can get visitation rights to spend time with a minor child? The Juvenile and Domestic Relations district court determines who is allowed to spend time with a minor child in a manner that is in the best interest of the growth and development of the child. In most cases, the court only considers the […]

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Categories: Articles, Family Law

The New York Times: “Alimony for Your Eggs”

Posted on September 9, 2013

THE end of a marriage is always sad, but divorce can be particularly devastating for a woman who still wants children but whose fertility is on the decline. Her ex may have many years left to start a new family of his own, but by the time she meets a new partner, it may be […]

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Building Families and Rebuilding Lives

Posted on June 19, 2013

Colleen M. Quinn, attorney and partner with Locke & Quinn, was featured in a recent issue of Virginia Super Lawyers. Ms. Quinn discussed her practice in an article titled “Building Families and Rebuilding Lives“: Clients of multidisciplinary lawyer Colleen Quinn have a history teacher to thank. “When we would get our tests back, which were […]

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Categories: Family Law, News

Quinn Presents on “Family Formation, Protection and Preservation for LGBT Families in Virginia”

Posted on February 22, 2013

Attorney Colleen M. Quinn presented in January 2013 a workshop on “Family Formation, Protection and Preservation for LGBT Families in Virginia” at the Equality Virginia’s Day of Action. Below is an excerpt found at http://www.gayrva.com/news-views/equality-virginias-day-of-action-get-constituents-close-to-legislators-photos-from-reception Hoang sat in on a workshop by Colleen Quinn, an attorney with Locke & Quinn. This workshop, “Family Formation, Protection […]

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Categories: Family Law, LGBT, News

Paralegal Carol Hassett Appears as Family Law Guest Speaker at University of Richmond

Posted on February 22, 2013

Recently, our paralegal Carol Hassett appeared as a guest speaker for the Family Law class at the University of Richmond. This is a core class in the Paralegal Studies program through the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. As an alumna of University of Richmond, Carol appreciates the opportunity to provide insight to those wanting […]

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Categories: Family Law, News

Prenuptial, Postnuptial and Partnership Agreements in Virginia

Posted on October 2, 2012

Protect Yourself Before You Merge, And Even After Merging by Colleen M. Quinn A prenuptial agreement doesn’t seem very romantic. It is difficult to talk about—and can even be somewhat emotional. However, for most folks who are contemplating marriage, it is essential. Many marriages and committed relationships end in divorce, without a happily-ever-after. That is […]

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The Importance of Basic Estate Planning

Posted on October 2, 2012

Many adults mistakenly believe that they do not need any estate planning documents.Every adult should have three important documents: a durable power of attorney; an advance medical directive; and a last will and testament.  These documents need to be prepared while the adult is competent. Even healthy young adults should have these documents as incapacity […]

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Categories: Estate Planning
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