Virginia State Bar

An agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia

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Family Law

A Section of the Virginia State Bar.

Resources and Links

Adoption

Virginia Department of Social Services

Commonly Used Pleadings

Affidavit for Default Judgment Under Servicemember Civil Relief Act form (.pdf)

Affidavit for Default Judgment Under Servicemember Civil Relief Act instructions (.pdf)

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court FORMS

Motion to Amend/Review Order (.pdf)

Motion for Show Cause Summons (.pdf)

Support Order (.pdf)

Child Support Guidelines Exception Supplement to Order for Support (.pdf)

Divorce

Children and Divorce -- Pamphlet published by the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section

Children and Divorce (.pdf) (spanish version) -- Pamphlet published by the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section

Divorce in Virginia -- Pamphlet published by the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section

Financial Issues in Divorce - published by the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section

Spare the Child (.pdf) -- Prepared by a subcommittee of the VSB Family Law Section, suggests ways parents can "spare the child" from being harmed by parental conflict.

Domestic Violence

2012 District Court Judges' Bench Book (.pdf)

Domestic Relations pamphlet -- Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association has published this pamphlet to help you understand the general legal circumstances that you may face in resolving domestic relations problems under Virginia law.

What You Need to Know About Protective Orders (.pdf)

Request for Confidentiality - Civil (.pdf)

Request for Confidentiality - Civil - Using this Form (.pdf)

Non-Disclosure Addendum - Using this Revisable PDF Form (.pdf)

Non-Disclosure Addendum (.pdf)

Protective Orders in Cases of Family Abuse (.pdf)

Family Abuse Statutes (.doc)

I-CAN! Virginia - an online forms completion program for protective orders in Virginia, is a free internet-based service and convenient tool that will produce the forms necessary to petition for a protective order in either Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court of General District Court.

Juvenile Civil Procedures (.pdf) - Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Manual

Guardianship and Conservatorship

The Fourth Edition of The Virginia Handbook for Guardians and Conservators: A Practical Guide for Court-Appointed Guardians and Conservators of Adults is now available. The handbook is over 100 pages of useful information for all those who are serving as guardians or conservators. This handbook is produced by the Virginia Guardianship Association with the intent to provide information to enhance the quality of guardianship services available in Virginia. To order the handbook, see the Virginia Guardianship Association's website.

Marriage

Marriage in Virginia -- Pamphlet published by the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section

Parenting and Child Care

Minors, Alcohol and Virginia Law -- Published by the Virginia State Bar

Putting Kids First - A parenting class that meets court ordered divorce requirements.

The Working Parents Handbook:  A Guide to the Legal and practical Aspects of Child Care in Virginia, published by the Virginia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division.

Senior Citizens Rights

Senior Citizens Handbook: Laws and Programs Affecting Senior Citizens in Virginia — VSB Publication


Additional Links

Virginia Supreme Court System

Parental Education Classes under the statute

Mediators by Locality

Performance Standards for Guardian Ad Litem (children) (.pdf)

Directory of Guardian Ad Litem For Children

Directory of Guardian Ad Litems for Adults

Access to Local Court websites and general information as well as obtaining limited case information for Va Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Circuit Courts and General District Courts