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Midlothian is a community situated in both Chesterfield and Powhatan Counties, founded approximately 300 years ago. The village was originally just a coal mining operation, but is now a thriving suburb located just to the west of Richmond and north of Chesterfield.
About Our Community
Coal mining magnates, the Woolridge brothers, named the village in the early 18th century. The brothers hailed from the towns of East Lothian and West Lothian near Edinburgh, Scotland. So, they decided to name their new business and home Mid-Lothian. Mid-Lothian mines were responsible for turning out the first coal in the colony of Virginia and in the United States. In fact, coal from Mid-Lothian mines even warmed the White House when Thomas Jefferson was President.
Midlothian has been named one of the top ten “Perfect Suburbs” in the country, and was named by Money Magazine as one of the best places to live in the U.S. Midlothian residents may be under the jurisdiction of either Chesterfield County or Powhatan County courts, depending on where they live.
Need Legal Assistance in the Area?
Filing your legal matter in the correct court is essential to the success of your case. In divorce matters, a Plaintiff may file in either the last place the couple cohabited or the jurisdiction where the Defendant currently lives. Midlothian residents should contact the experienced family law attorneys at DeFazio Bal, at (804) 250-3729 to determine the correct and best place to bring their case.
Family Law Matters
Family law, or domestic relations law, deals with the legal ordering of family relationships. Family units have existed much longer than our modern-day legal system, so you may wonder why the government has to be involved at all. It is true that many families exist and thrive without help or intervention from the court system. However, the State has an interest in the safe-keeping of children, the passage of property, ensuring dependents are supported, etc. Thus, sometimes the Commonwealth must step in and regulate these relationships. And, at other times, it is citizens who implore the courts to step in to settle disputes and make sure their family formations or dissolutions occur in an orderly and fair manner.
- Family law issues touch on a multitude of matters including, but not limited to:
- Marriage annulment
- Pre-marital and post-marital agreements
- Child support
- Spousal support
The Complexities of Familial Relationships
Domestic relations laws are rooted in basic, general principles about family relations and how family members should treat one another. Marriages and parent-child relationships may be viewed through many different lenses, as social, political or economic units. It is a recent trend in the area of family law for policies to be based more on an economic, rather than a moral viewpoint.
Get a Skilled Attorney on Your Side
When choosing a family law attorney it is important to make sure he or she understands and cares about both your economic and social situation. There are many facets of your life that may be affected by a family law matter, and your attorney should be able to advise you of those consequences and should vigorously advocate for the position that best meets your goals.
Call (804) 250-3729 now to get in contact with a Midlothian family lawyer at DeFazio Bal.