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How To Help Your Friend Through A Divorce

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With nearly 39 percent of marriages ending in divorce, chances are you know someone going through a divorce or has gone through one recently. Even if your friend is leaving an unhappy marriage, divorce is difficult to endure. If you have never experienced the end of a marriage, you may be at a loss regarding how to help with the pain and heartbreak your friend suffers. At ShounBach, we help our clients through the legal process of getting a divorce in Northern Virginia while lending a listening ear. Here are some tips you can apply to help a friend or loved one as they go through a divorce. If you or your friend needs a divorce lawyer, ca…

How Do Assets Get Divided in a Divorce?

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No matter the circumstances, a divorce can be complex. When there is a substantial amount of assets to be divided, negotiations can be precarious, and tensions can quickly escalate. Relationships that once were steadfast can be torn apart. Hiring a divorce lawyer can not only help alleviate some of the stress, but it can also smooth over the process and even help to manage expectations so that some semblance of respect the couple had for one another remains. Our team of skilled attorneys is ready to guide you through the process of dividing assets in your divorce. What Are the Divorce Proceedings in Virginia? Divorce proceedings in Virgini…

Keeping Your Cool When Your Marriage Falls Apart

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The divorce process in Virginia can be very hard on you and your entire family. Knowing who you can trust while dissolving your marriage can be difficult. However, rest assured that if you hire a Virginia divorce lawyer from ShounBach, they will have your best interests in mind from the moment you hire their legal team. Emotions run high during the dissolution process, and it can be easy to lose your cool. However, decisions you make while you are angry, disappointed, or upset may not be good ones and could have lasting effects. Therefore, staying calm, cool, and collected is the best way to make it through the divorce process. Your divorc…

ShounBach is pleased to announce that Molly Garrett has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

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ShounBach pleased to announce that Molly Garrett has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). The AAML is comprised of the top matrimonial attorneys with only 1,600 members from across the United States. AAML members are recognized as preeminent family practitioners with the highest levels of knowledge, skill, and integrity. In order to be elected to this prestigious organization, each Fellow must successfully complete a rigorous selection process that includes an extensive application, interviews, professional and judicial evaluations, and numerous hours of examination which include both Federal and Virg…

Best Law Firms

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ShounBach has been ranked in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 2 practice areas. Firms included in the 2023 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”; includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan-based practice areas. Additionally, one “Law Firm of the Year” was named in each nationally-ranked practice…

How Children Are Impacted By Divorce

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The divorce process can be painful and devastating to your emotional well-being and can affect your time, money, and, most importantly, the relationship you have with your children. During a divorce, it is important to keep the needs of the children at the forefront. Going through the process of divorce can be anguishing and, even after the divorce is finalized, it can be a difficult time adjusting to your new situation for both you and your children. The divorce attorneys at ShounBach are ready to assist you with your divorce as you transition with your children into the next phase of your life. To learn more about how our divorce lawyers…

The Best Lawyers in America®

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ShounBach is pleased to announce that 5 lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. “Best Lawyers was founded more than 40 years ago to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of top legal professionals,” says Best Lawyers CEO Phil Greer. “We are proud to continue to present the most respected, unbiased legal awards worldwide.” Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first int…

ShounBach Is Pleased to Announce We Have Been Ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms”

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U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the 12th consecutive year, announce the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. ShounBach has been ranked in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 2 practice areas. Firms included in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”; includes rankings in 75 natio…

ShounBach is pleased to continue our participation in the Fairfax Law Foundation’s Fellows Program

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ShounBach is pleased to continue our participation in the Fairfax Law Foundation’s Fellows Program for an additional 10 years at the Champion of Justice Level. Our firm is excited to continue our partnership with the Fairfax Law Foundation and do what we can to support their very important projects which include: providing legal assistance to the indigent, educating youth about the judicial system and making the court system more user-friendly and efficient for everyone. If you would like to learn more or find out ways you could help please visit their website at https://www.fairfaxlawfoundation.org/.

2021 Uniform Collaborative Law Act in Virginia

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Collaborative law is a form of alternative dispute resolution that developed over 30 years ago in Minnesota with attorney Stu Webb. Since its initial use in Minnesota, the practice has spread to all 50 states in the U.S and to 25 different countries across the globe. With the passage of its Uniform Collaborative Law Act (UCLA) in 2021, Virginia becomes the 21st U.S. jurisdiction to pass a Uniform Collaborative Law Act or Rule, including D.C. in 2012 and Maryland in 2014. Virginia’s UCLA becomes effective July 1, 2021 and will be set out in Virginia Code as Title 20, Chapter 11, §§ 20-168 through 20-187.

It is such an exciting time at ShounBach

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It is such an exciting time at ShounBach. In the last couple of weeks we have had some great additions to our firm. At the end of April, we welcomed Alexandra Levantovscaia to the firm as our new paralegal. As of May 1, we joined forces with M.H. Lawrence and Associates so that we now can handle all of your elder law, estate planning and estate administration needs. In combining the two firms we welcomed attorneys Mary Lawrence and Alexis Abraham, as well as Alisa Strosser, Julia Dailey and Elizabeth Gillette to the ShounBach team. Alisa Strosser will continue as their paralegal, Julia Dailey will do paralegal work and be an assistant offi…

ShounBach is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have once again been included in the Super Lawyers® List for 2021

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ShounBach is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have once again been included in the Super Lawyers® List for 2021;  Albert Bonin, Susan Butler, Molly Garrett and Roberta Henault. Hayden Lee, Carrie Patterson, Elizabeth Bookwalter and Sarah Knapp have been included in the 2021 Rising Stars List. The attorneys are selected through a process of independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. ShounBach is honored to receive recognition for these attorneys who offer quality legal representation and their commitment to their clients. For more information on all of our attorneys please visit our Attorney Profile Page.
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