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The Purpose of Establishing Prenuptial Agreements in Virginia

Marrying the love of your life may seem like a simple task but when your significant other has proposed the idea of a  prenuptial agreement, how are you supposed to respond? Prenuptial agreements are not just for the rich and famous as it is widely believed. More and more people are getting prenuptial agreements to […]

Why You Should Consider Estate Planning Early On

While your end-of-life wishes don’t make the most fun topic of conversation in your twenties and thirties, drafting a will and testament during this early stage of life is the best option for you and your loved ones. Having these important legal documents ready for the possibility of a worst-case scenario both alleviates some of […]

What Does a Family Law Attorney do?

Family law is legal practice regarding matters of familial relationships. When in need of assistance with a legal issue concerning members of your family, times can be stressful and highly emotional. It isn’t always easy to understand the best logical compromise to come to. Fortunately, help is out there. The Dua Law Firm has family […]

What is Considered Marital Property in a Divorce?

Divorce is unfortunately something that happens in life, and it happens for many different reasons. Spouses may decide they don’t get along as well as they used to, or maybe they need to go their own ways because of monetary or family reasons. The biggest factor to consider when talking about divorce is property, and […]

Virginia Child Custody 101

If you and your spouse have children and have either recently finalized a divorce or are going through the process now, you undoubtedly have thought about the issue of child custody. Who has the right to house your child, you or your spouse? How do you file for custody? This all depends on you and […]

Family Pet and Divorce

For some of us, our pets are like family. Unfortunately, when it comes to separation and divorce, the question of who will keep the family pet may become as contentious as a custody battle for the parties’ children. In 2011, the Virginia Court of Appeals weighed in on this issue in deciding the divorce case […]

Child Support for Adult Disabled Child

There is a changing legal landscape with regard to the heavily litigated issue of whether the Court has authority to award a parent child support for a disabled child who is over the age of majority, especially when the court never made a finding of disability when the child was minor. Previously, the courts in […]

Student Loans and Divorce

With the downturn in the economy, many people are going back to school to increase their chances of finding better or new employment. Now what happens to those student loans during a divorce? In determining what happens to the student loans during a divorce, the court looks at a few different factors. The first factor […]

Common-Law Marriage in Virginia

What is “common-law marriage” and how does it apply in Virginia? “Common-law marriage” occurs when a couple live together and hold themselves out as married but never go through the formal legal requirements required by the state, such as getting a marriage license and/or having the marriage solemnized in a wedding ceremony. Virginia does not […]


We are often met with difficult decisions, especially when it comes to the possibility of having to relocate out of the area due to extenuating circumstances. Sometimes one of the biggest factors in this decision is how it would affect a person’s chances in a custody and visitation matter. Relocation in a custody and visitation […]