Malinowski Hubbard, PLLC is a preeminent divorce and family law firm located in Fairfax, Virginia founded by Christopher Malinowski and Melanie Hubbard.
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The unofficial kickoff to summer this Memorial Day weekend may look quite different from years past. But that does not mean the warmer days ahead will be without fun! Need some inspiration for what to do? This article may help!
cnn.com No matter how many limits the pandemic puts on our lives, there are still at least 100 fun things to do this summer to bring joy, do good, inspire and connect us to others as we navigate this new normal.
The Supreme Court of Virginia’s Fourth Order Modifying and Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency in Response to COVID-19 Emergency, which is in effect from May 18th to June 7th, states that beginning May 18th, “all courts may hear in-person non-emergency matters if they determine it is safe to do so, and provided they comply with the guidance for transitioning from emergency to routine operations provided by the Office of the Executive Secretary in order to minimize the risk of the spread of COVID-19 from in-person court proceedings.”
Follow this link to read the Office of the Executive Secretary’s May 2020 “Pandemic Continuity of Operations Planning: Reconstitution, Guide to Transitioning from Emergency to Routine Operations”: https://bit.ly/2Zsu8u7
In this article, Heather Locus, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, author, and Forbes contributor, provides tips for what you can do in response to issues that will arise in many divorce cases as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
forbes.com Going through a divorce is challenging enough in the best of times. Coronavirus has created even more hurdles. Learn what to do to keep your divorce from quarantine.
[04/30/20] By court order entered on April 29, 2020, the 20th Judicial Circuit (Loudoun, Fauquier & Rappahannock) has established temporary hearing procedures that permit remote hearings by teleconference or web-based video/audio conference in certain cases, and when all parties consent to the remote hearing. Beginning the week of May 11th, emergency matters will be heard Monday through Wednesday and contested child custody and visitation matters will be heard on Fridays at 2:00 p.m.
[04/28/20] For some, the Governor’s stay-at-home order and mandatory social distancing have resulted in a slower pace of life. The benefit of time allows for thoughtful consideration of goals and perhaps a changed or sharpened focus. While the courts are on a limited operating status, our attorneys remain available to guide you in settlement discussions and to prepare agreements and agreed orders. Likewise, our paralegals are available to notarize related documents in a safe and convenient manner at our office.
[04/23/20] For family law cases in which all participants agree to appear remotely, the Fairfax Circuit Court has implemented a procedure for video (by Webex) or telephone hearings, starting May 7th. This new procedure expands our opportunity to have certain non-emergency matters heard by the Court during the judicial emergency resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic.
A very informative article from USA Today regarding children’s mental health issues during the coronavirus pandemic.
usatoday.com Most kids will bounce back after quarantine, psychologists say. But low-income children will need more support. Here are tips for kids of all ages.
As parents, we are admonished to limit our children’s screen time. But for working parents during the Coronavirus pandemic, that is a tall order. Some doctors are now telling us we can relax a little. Referred to as the “Three C’s” of child, content and context, instead of tracking the amount of your child’s screen time, “Dr. [Jenny] Radesky suggested, it might be better to approach their media use in terms of who they are, what they’re watching and how you’re interacting with them."
nytimes.com Parents can let down their guard a bit. What matters is child, content and context.
We are grateful for all of the helpers who are tireless in their efforts to keep us healthy and safe. This article has some great suggestions on how to show our appreciation for their heroism and selflessness.
usatoday.com Essential workers like nurses and grocery store clerks deserve a thank you during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the best gifts to get them from N95 masks to food delivery.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the suspension of many legal matters, Virginia courts are still processing and issuing protective orders in cases of domestic violence. Help is available. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233 and https://www.thehotline.org/ If you are in need of a protective order, our attorneys can help.
thehotline.org National Domestic Violence Hotline can help victims, survivors of domestic violence. Call 1-800-799-7233. Chat w/ an advocate on our website.
[03/17/20] In response to COVID-19, we are offering phone and virtual consultations and will continue to have email and phone access. We remain available to provide family law guidance during this unprecedented time.
Stuck in an unhappy marriage out of financial obligation? Read out firm’s blog on why this is the last thing you should do. Click here: https://bit.ly/2FRGbqZ
mhlawpllc.com For some couples, the end of their marriage is a welcome change. For others, divorce is a tragedy people avoid and delay as much as possible out of fear of the changes to come, especially financially.
In 2018 the Virginia legislature added an amendment to the family law code regarding the effect of retirement on spousal support orders. Read more on the Malinowski Hubbard blog for more information.
mhlawpllc.com Our Fairfax divorce attorneys at Malinowski Hubbard discuss legislative changes to Virginia’s family code regarding retirement and modifying divorce orders. Read more on our blog.
Can a court compel a person to testify against their spouse? If not, is a spouse precluded from testifying against their spouse in a divorce? Read the Malinowski Hubbard, PLLC blog for an explanation of spousal immunity.
mhlawpllc.com Under spousal immunity, individuals are not required to testify as to communications made during marriage. However, there are limitations to spousal immunity. Read our blog to learn more.
Are there legal consequences for breaking off an engagement? Do I have to return an engagement ring? Read the Malinowski Hubbard, PLLC blog for answers to these questions and more. https://bit.ly/2RQBGjT
mhlawpllc.com What are the legal ramifications of ending an engagement? Read the blog at Malinowski Hubbard, PLLC for answers from our Fairfax divorce attorneys.
Read the Malinowski Hubbard, PLLC blog to learn what provisions should be included in a solid marital settlement agreement.
mhlawpllc.com Family law courts encourage resolving divorce issues through amicable settlements. Read our blog to learn what provisions should be included in a proper marital settlement agreement.
Are you divorced? Do you want to take your kids on a vacation this summer? Click here to get tips for making a summer visitation schedule: https://bit.ly/2Kr09vN
mhlawpllc.com Many times, one divorced parent will want to take the kids out of state, but the other parent would rather they stay within state lines. In this blog, we give you 5 tips that can help you avoid an unpleasant custody dispute with your ex-spouse this summer.
Divorce rates among people over the age of 50 are rising. Click here to find out what 3 mistakes you need to avoid during a grey divorce: https://bit.ly/2ssxco8
mhlawpllc.com Although divorce rates in the U.S. are somewhat declining, divorce rates among people over the age of 50 continue to rise. In this blog, we explain three mistakes that you want to avoid making during a grey divorce.
[03/05/18] Are you a stepparent considering adopting your stepchild? Click here to learn more about this process: http://bit.ly/2I3qtYI
[12/13/17] We would like to congratulate our very own Christopher Malinowski for being voted one of the "Top Lawyers" in Washingtonian Magazine this month!
Should you sell your house before or after your divorce? https://goo.gl/mbyn4b
mhlawpllc.com You’re facing a divorce and you’ve got a lot on your mind. While you’re thinking about child custody and spousal support, there are other important questions you should ask yourself: Who’s going to get the house? Should you sell it instead? Would you make more money selling it after the divorce is o...
[10/13/17] Third party custody can be a minefield in Virginia. Learn more about this topic in our latest blog post: http://www.mhlawpllc.com/blog/2017/october/third-party-custody-and-visitation-rights-naviga/
Is your family facing a child custody dispute? These difficult decisions are life-changing, and many parents worry about the consequences of these agreements. Find answers to the top 8 questions parents ask about child custody agreements on our blog: https://goo.gl/Wz4A1j
If you’re divorcing, do you know the difference between community and separate property? Read the answer on our blog. https://goo.gl/lk0Kpm
mhlawpllc.com Fairfax Family Lawyer blog: Determining Separate and Community Property.
During a #divorce, learn more about what usually happens with the family home. Our blog discusses your options: https://goo.gl/RFqedo
Emergency child custody in Virginia is not sought frequently, but when it is, the situation must be taken seriously. Our family law blog discusses how you can use emergency child custody to protect your son or daughter from physical abuse carried about by a primary custodian: https://goo.gl/e8X9u6
mhlawpllc.com The Fairfax divorce lawyers of Malinowski Hubbard offer the award-winning, trial-tested advocacy you need and deserve. We represent clients in all Northern VA courts.
Watch what you say & do if you are going through a child custody battle, for every little thing could affect the outcome. Our blog talks about some common mistakes divorcés make & what you can do to avoid them: https://goo.gl/icQ7zE
mhlawpllc.com Child Custody Battles & Common Mistakes Made During Them - Fairfax divorce and family law blog by Malinowski Hubbard, PLLC.
Researchers from Bowling Green State University in Ohio have found that “gray divorces” have drastically increased over the past few decades. Our blog outlines the possible reasons for this trend as well special considerations for divorcees over the age of 50.
mhlawpllc.com Blog by Malinowski Hubbard, PLLC, a Fairfax divorce firm. Why Gray Divorces May Be on the Rise.
Our Fairfax Family Lawyers can handle a variety of cases for you - whether you're going through a difficult divorce or need legal assistance with a post-divorce modification, we can help! Call today for a consultation.
mhlawpllc.com The Fairfax family lawyers of Malinowski Hubbard have devoted their legal practice 100% to family law since day one. Call our award-winning, top-rated legal team today!
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