The Ultimate Guide To Divorce & Custody In Virginia: Quickly Get Back To Fully Living Your Life

 
9781595718815: The Ultimate Guide To Divorce & Custody In Virginia: Quickly Get Back To Fully Living Your Life

This book is designed to organize and prepare you for the transition ahead. If you understand these key concepts, I know you will reduce your stress and anxiety throughout the entire process providing strength. You will also lower, substantially, the legal fees you pay our firm or the attorney you choose if you are an informed and educated (read: prepared) client... I want to empower you to separate and protect your assets and family with grace under pressure. Attorney H. Van Smith Van Smith s compact and clearly organized divorce and custody book, the initial volume in his Legal Strength series, guides Virginia residents through decisions such as how to begin when they feel like their marriages cannot be saved, whether to consult a lawyer, and how to approach issues of custody. Written in clear language, this book addresses the emotional, financial, and legal aspects of divorce, and covers topics such as the 7 essential steps in divorce planning, mediation versus collaborative law settlement, and what to expect in terms of alimony or child support. H. Van Smith is a graduate of the College of William & Mary as well as the William & Mary law school. Prior to forming SMITH STRONG, Van worked under highly regarded divorce and family law attorneys in Northern Virginia. He enjoys working to improve his clients lives, while also spending time with his family, playing tennis, hiking, cycling, being on the James River, fly fishing, and reading. This is his first book.

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H. Van Smith practices family law across central Virginia, including the Richmond metropolitan area, Char-lottesville, and Williamsburg. He is the sole owner of SMITH STRONG, PLC and a member of the family law sections of the Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.  Van has been featured several times in the Richmond Times Dispatch, Virginia Gazette, Daily Press, WRVA 1140AM, William & Mary News and UVA Today; he welcomes the opportunity to educate his community on divorce, custody, and family law issues in Virginia. Van s practice focuses on family law matters, including divorce, related tax and business issues, custody and support plans, property distribution, integrated solutions for wealth preservation and management post-separation, collaborative law, and civil litigation.  SMITH STRONG, PLC offers a comprehensive range of family law services from advice and counseling on the most sophisticated and complex business and legal issues to negotiating agreements, mediating disputes, and litigation involving: Premier Family Law, Divorce & Child Custody Representation Divorce, Matrimonial Law, Family Law Litigation in Trial Courts Negotiated Settlements Collaborative Law Premarital and Postnuptial Agreements Marital Settlement Agreements & Separation Agreements Child Custody, Visitation & Support · Spousal Support & Alimony Integrated Solutions for Wealth Management & Preservation Parentage & Paternity Cases Retirement Plans & Benefits Property Division and Distribution Adoption Business Valuation Military divorce Post-Divorce Disputes Appeals     Juvenile & Domestic Relations-Related Criminal Defense Representation Domestic Violence & Protective Order Hearings Assault & Battery Charges Juvenile Crimes Van resides in central Virginia with his wife Katie, daughter Farah, and corgi wonder-dog Buzbi.  He attended William & Mary for undergraduate and law school, where he met his wife while studying in the law library in Williamsburg. Prior to forming SMITH STRONG, Van worked under highly regarded divorce and family law attorneys in Northern Virginia with the law firm Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White; he began his legal career with Williams Mullen in Richmond, Virginia, practicing civil litigation for a wide range of corporate clients.  His experience also includes holding management positions at the University of Virginia Foundation, The College of William & Mary, and abroad with the U.S. Department of Defense, where he was named an Honorary Iraqi Firefighter for his service in the Coalition Provisional Authority throughout Iraq.   Van has addressed groups from a few dozen to several thousand on a variety of topics, from working in a nonprofit serving war-traumatized children in Zenica, Bosnia to rebuilding the fire and ambulance services in Iraq. He has given inspirational messages to elementary and middle school classes as well as at high school graduations and baccalaureate ceremonies, as well as lectures on law and history in Virginia before university audiences and community organizations. He enjoys working to improve his clients lives, while also spending time with his family, playing tennis, hiking, cycling, being on the James River, fly fishing, and reading beginning his day with coffee and a newspaper and ending it with tea and a good book.   Van is licensed to practice law in Virginia, the United States District Court for Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

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