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Web Legal Resources & Virginia Law Helpful Links

It can be difficult to find accurate, up-to-date information about your case and Virginia law. These links may help you find the information you need.

Divorce

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: Whether you are considering divorce, in the midst of a divorce, or starting a new chapter after a divorce, therapy may be helpful to you or your family. This non-profit organization is a good resource to get started
  • Center For Divorce Education: This non-profit organization provides resources to families who are going through a divorce. Information includes family law resources, reconciliation resources, domestic violence resources, divorce research, and more.
  • Collabrative Divorce Solutions of Tidewater: This non-profit organization provides resources for Virginia couples who wish to have a collabrative, out-of-court, amicable divorce based in mediated negotiations with trained professionals.
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals: The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals provides a collaborative law alternative to the typical divorce experience. Locate a collaborative professional near you.
  • IRS: Obtaining Your Past Tax Returns: During the divorce process, it is important to obtain copies of recent tax returns. On this page provided by the Internal Revenue Service, fill out the forms you need to request tax forms from past years
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals: Virginia Collaborative Professionals (VaCP) is a non-profit association of attorneys, mental health, and financial professionals trained in the Collaborative Process. VaCP Members are organized into geographic practice groups across the state of Virginia, so you may locate a Collaborative Professional near you. VaCP members are dedicated to resolving family and civil matters without litigation. VaCP members train extensively to provide clients a high level of skill, competence and compassion to resolve disputes without going to court. Using the Collaborative Process, VaCP interdisciplinary teams of attorneys, coaches and financial neutrals offer clients support, protection, financial and legal guidance necessary to resolve disputes within an atmosphere of mutual respect.
  • Virginia State Code: Virginia Marriage Laws: This is a searchable list of Virginia laws related to marriage, military divorce, child custody, and nonsupport, premarital agreements, and more.

Child Custody

  • American Coalition For Fathers & Children: Interested in promoting shared parenting, this organization helps families understand the importance of having two parents involved in a child's life, even after a divorce or in the cases of unwed parentage.
  • National Coalition for Family Justice: This grassroots, gender-neutral non-profit organization works toward making family law fair, user-friendly, and affordable. They serve men, women, and children involved in divorce, child custody, and domestic violence cases
  • Parents Without Partners: This organization is geared to single parents and their children who wish to increase their self-confidence, learn more about parenting without a partner, and read about parenting tools for those who are divorced, unmarried, or widowed.

Domestic Assault

  • Virginia Beach Police Department: The homepage of the Virginia Beach Police Department offers contact information, the answers to frequently asked questions, and recent police news.
  • Virginia Criminal Code: This is a cut-and-dry run-down of Virginia's criminal laws, including an alphabetical listing and a statute listing.
  • Virginia State Police: The official online home of the Virginia State Police provides the public with safety information, official forms and publications, wanted lists, a sex offender registry, law enforcement services, and Virginia crime and accident news.

DWI/DUI

  • Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program: VASAP is a program run by the state of Virginia that focuses of educating the public about drunk driving, and assists young offenders, habitual offenders, and first time offenders in preventing relapses and finding addiction help.
  • Virginia Court System: Traffic Offenses: Part of the State of Virginia's website, this page explains how those facing traffic charges make payments for offenses both before and after their court date.

General

  • Annual Credit Report: It is possible for your credit score to suffer during a divorce. In order to better understand your financial situation and stay in control of your finances throughout your divorce, request a free credit report.
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association: This local bar association provides visitors with local legal news, a lawyer referral service, Norfolk Law Library information, and membership information.
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association: Founded in 1957, this association was created to uphold the ethical standards of the legal profession and to provide current attorneys with ongoing legal educations.
  • Virginia Legal Aid Society: This non-profit organization, which serves the Tidewater, Virginia, area, provides free legal information and free representation for low-income individuals involved in Virginia civil cases.
  • Virginia State Bar: An agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia, this association lists Virginia legal news, Virginia attorneys not in good standing, a state lawyer directory, upcoming events, legal job postings, public resources, and more.

Testimonials

An outstanding job on my case to have custody, visitation and support decided in my home state instead of Virginia after I separated from military service.- A.E.