Author Archives: Sonja Aoun

About Sonja Aoun

I help people navigate the divorce process and set the stage for the next phase of their lives to be as comfortable and successful as possible post-divorce. The majority of my clients are highly compensated professionals, military servicemembers, and government employees and their families and can help with international divorces and custody matters.

How to Find a Good Family Law Attorney

Choosing a lawyer to represent you in a divorce can be overwhelming. In addition to the more obvious factors to consider, such as experience or whether the attorney was referred to you by someone whose judgment you trust, here are … Continue reading

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Can I use an affidavit in my divorce or custody case?

People often want to use affidavits to introduce testimony in a divorce or custody case.  After all, going to court is time-consuming and inconvenient.  A potential witness might be willing to help you out, but prefer not to take time … Continue reading

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Stop Making Excuses!

Anyone facing a custody or visitation battle needs to learn how their excuses sound to a judge. When you complain about a therapist’s availability or traffic as reasons for not taking care of important details, you’re really saying you’re not responsible enough to … Continue reading

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How to Make a Visitation Exchange Go Smoothly

Some families handle their separation or divorce with grace.  Others turn each interaction into a shouting match.  Courts expect parents to handle transitions in a way that’s best for their children.  Wondering just how to do that?  Here are some … Continue reading

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Divorce Seminar this Saturday

If you’d like to find out more about divorce in Virginia, click here to sign up for Second Saturday.  I’ll give you an overview of separation and divorce, and other speakers include a private investigator, a financial planner, and a … Continue reading

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Facebook, Twitter, and New Year’s Resolutions

Do your new year’s resolutions involve changes to your personal relationships?  Perhaps you’re considering a trial separation from your spouse or partner.  Or you’ve decided it’s time to move forward with a divorce.  Maybe, after a bitter and tense period, … Continue reading

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New Year, New Life?

So many of us are going through major life changes right now.  Maybe it’s your new year’s resolutions.  Maybe it’s upheaval in your family due to separation or divorce.  If the change involves your family and you (or your child … Continue reading

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Addressing Mental Health in Virginia Divorce and Custody Cases

Item #7 on my list of things to do in 2011 is to take care of your mental health issues. I mentioned this briefly in my last post.  But this item on our list is so important that it deserves its own post. … Continue reading

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Don’t be a stalker!

Item #6 on my list of things to do in 2011 is to stop stalking or any type of behavior that appears obsessive-compulsive. Don’t call, text, or email more than a reasonable number of times in any day or week.  If you have … Continue reading

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Don’t procrastinate!

Item #5 on my list of things to do in 2011 is don’t procrastinate! Specifically, don’t procrastinate when it comes to asking for child support or spousal support.  It’s heartbreaking to tell clients that their decision to delay filing for child support … Continue reading

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