Valuable Sources Of Information For Your Virginia Legal Matters

We have gathered free resources containing basic information on many of our practice areas. We hope that the information provided helps educate you, and we are here to assist in any way we can to resolve whatever legal matter you face.

Family Law

  • Virginia Circuit Courts

There is a circuit court in each city and county in Virginia. The circuit court is the trial court with the broadest powers in Virginia. The circuit court exclusively handles most civil cases with claims of more than $25,000. It shares authority with the general district court to hear matters involving claims between $4,500 and $25,000. The circuit court has the authority to hear serious criminal cases called felonies.The circuit court also handles family matters, including divorce. In addition, the circuit court hears cases appealed from the general district court and from the juvenile and domestic relations district court.Basic details about cases for most of Virginia’s Circuit Court cases can be found here.

  • Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court

The Virginia judicial system offers a webpage dedicated to the juvenile and domestic relations district courts. The webpage provides information, including court forms, helpful manuals, domestic relations programs, links to resources, and contact information.

Common Forms

Request for Virginia Registration of Child Custody and/or Visitation Determination from Another State

Form DC-582
Instructions for DC-582

Notice of Information Required in Child/Spousal Support Proceedings
Form DC-603
Instructions for DC-603

Motion and Notice of Proposed Income Deduction Order for Support
Form DC-617
​Instructions for DC-617

Affidavit (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act)
Form DC-620
Instructions for DC-620

Motion for Genetic Testing
Form DC-623
Instructions for DC-623

Motion to Amend or Review Order
Form DC-630
Instructions for DC-623

Motion for Show Cause Summons or Capias
Form DC-635
Instructions for DC-635

Child Support Guideline Worksheet
Form DC-637
Instructions for DC-637

Child Support Guidelines Worksheet – Split Custody
Form DC-638
Instructions for DC-638

Child Support Guidelines Worksheet – Shared Custody
Form DC-640
Instructions for DC-640

Request for Virginia Registration of Non-Virginia Support Order
Form DC-685
Instructions for DC-685

  • Separate in Same Household Checklist
    Checklist for Separation Under Same Roof
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a FastStats page providing valuable data on marriage and divorce statistics throughout the United States. It also offers a Marriages and Divorces page under its National Vital Statistics System on the site, providing links to additional information.

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