A Dedicated Family Law Attorney For Virginians
Few things tear apart your life like a divorce and the possibility of losing your children. Divorce, custody and visitation, and support proceedings often lead to accusations of criminal activity and protective orders. Jacqueline Reiner specializes in crisis management. Jacqueline Reiner’s experience in litigating family law and ancillary matters will protect you on every front.
Contentious family law matters often develop into situations leading to criminal charges, such as domestic assault. Individuals or families with both family law and criminal defense needs in Virginia are wise to contact Jacqueline M. Reiner, PLLC, in Richmond. Attorney Jacqueline M. Reiner is able to shift into family crisis management as needed. She is an experienced trial attorney representing men, women, mothers, fathers, grandparents and children in legal matters, including:
- Protective orders
- Property division
- High-asset divorce
- Hidden-asset divorce cases
- Spousal support or alimony
- Custody and visitation disputes
- Child support
- Prenuptial agreements
- Postnuptial agreements
Prosecuting and Defending Protective Orders in Criminal and Family Court
Courts and magistrates regularly issue Protective Orders relating to criminal and family law litigation. Protective Orders may be as general as prohibiting future abusive contact and as specific as dictating custody and visitation arrangements; assigning possession of real and personal property; and requiring the payment of certain ongoing expenses.
Carrying a firearm while subject to a Protective Order is both a state and federal felony; other seemingly innocent conduct could lead to mandatory incarceration. The issuance of a Protective Order significantly impacts the course of and rights in divorce, custody/visitation, and criminal defense proceedings. It may also impact your employment, security clearance, professional licensure, and other rights. Prosecuting and defending against Protective Orders requires the skill of a trial lawyer experienced in and familiar with all aspects of your ongoing litigation.
Premarital and Postmarital Separation Agreements
A significant part of the crisis of a divorce and custody/visitation proceedings is the uncertainty of what a court might order coupled with trying to convince a former partner to act right despite his or her demonstrated inability to do so. Rather than calling upon a judge, who has the least information about you and your family, to make life changing decisions for you and your children; you may choose to make those decisions for yourself.
Premarital and Postmarital Agreements are useful tools in protecting your assets and freeing you from your partner’s debts. Jacqueline Reiner is ready to draft these family contracts and challenge unconscionable agreements.
Custody And Visitation
Nothing is more important than raising your children on your terms – Nothing is scarier than a court proceeding in which a judge, with limited information, or wayward former partner threatens to dictate those terms. Hire counsel who shares your goals in identifying and meeting the best interests of your child and willing to work tirelessly to keep your family intact and children safe.
When Things Don’t Make Sense
Emotions typically run high during a divorce or child custody case. Perfectly sane, intelligent people sometimes lose their sense of good judgment during a time of personal loss and pain. Whatever the legal concern, in the area of family law, financial and human factors coincide. At Jacqueline M. Reiner, PLLC, watching out for a client’s welfare includes advising him or her when legal maneuvers will be too costly to justify in the end. A well-crafted property settlement agreement or child custody arrangement should not drive both spouses into bankruptcy.
“My job is to help clients prioritize and make good business decisions as terms of a divorce are under discussion. If spouses can work together, they can save a great deal in attorneys’ fees. On the other hand, if a case needs to go to court, my years of experience as a trial attorney become a key asset for my client.” – Lawyer Jacqueline M. Reiner