Family Law


When people get married, they have an expectation of living happily ever after with their spouse. Unfortunately, not all marriages are made in heaven.  People change, events occur, and life changes.  In Virginia, people get divorced for a variety of reasons: Domestic violence with one or both spouses physically violent towards the other Immaturity o…


REPRESENTING INDIVIDUALS WITH NORFOLK CHILD CUSTODY CASES FOR OVER 21 YEARS Anthony Montagna is one of the top Norfolk child custody lawyers A+ RATED BY THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU Anthony Montagna, III is one of the preeminent Norfolk, VA child custody lawyers.  In October 1993, A…

Divorce Information

Men and women who plan on divorcing their spouse in Virginia should read this carefully.  This is is information from a Norfolk divorce lawyer.  This is divorce information. The public policy of Virginia favors marriage and disfavors divorce. One should attempt counselling or discuss the marriage issues with his or her spouse in an attempt to save th…

The Fifth Amendment and Adultery in Virginia

Anthony Montagna a top Divorce  and Family Law Lawyer in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News and all of Hampton  Roads explains the fifth amendment and adultery in Virginia.  In Virginia, adultery is a Class IV misdemeanor. Adultery essentially involves a married person having sexual intercourse with another individual who is not his or her spouse….

Separate Property, Marital Property, and Hybrid Property

This post discusses separate property, marital property, and hybrid property in Virginia.  Section 20-107.3 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended defines “separate property”, “marital property” and “part marital and part separate property. As the Code notes, “separate property” is defined as (i) all property, real and personal, acquired by either…

Gifts, Bequests, and Inheritances

A Norfolk Divorce Attorney discusses gifts, bequests, and inheritances.  Generally, Virginia’s equitable distribution statute, Section 20-107.3 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended,  defines separate property.  Separate property defined in the code includes all property acquired during the marriage by gift, bequest, descent, survivorship or gift…

Reasons for Divorce in Newport News

What are some of the reasons for divorce in Newport News.  Experts say that divorce lawyer inquiries spike during January. In an effort to embrace the “new year, new you,” mentality that defines the month, many individuals make the first move toward ending a stagnant or unhappy marriage in the days and weeks after the clock strikes midnight on New Ye…

Can I Modify a Previous Juvenile Court Custody Order in Virginia?

What to do if you want to modify a previous juvenile court custody order in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News or another city in Hampton Roads. Although one generally begins a custody matter in the juvenile court by filing a petition, to modify a previous custody order, one will need to file a motion to modify the previous custody order in the ju…

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