The Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes multiple forms of murder in its criminal code. One of those forms is capital murder, and convictions based on capital murder charges can result in the death penalty. This post will discuss some of the factors that may prompt a prosecutor to seek capital murder charges against a person that they believe is guilty of a homicide crime.
Children are undoubtedly at the mercy of legal decisions during divorce and custody disputes. What’s at stake is if a child will have equal, partial or no access to the other parent. Custody battles have a reputation for being a long and complicated process. It is often highly stressful for parents and children when legal decisions are in limbo.
The end of a marriage is a difficult time for the individuals who have chosen to legally part ways. But, regardless of their financial situation or their portfolio of property, if the individuals share children, they will undoubtedly experience some trepidation and sadness over the dissolution of their kids' family home. This post will briefly touch on some of the child custody options Virginia parents may learn about as they work to end their marriages in divorce.