October 21, 2019

October 21, 2019

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Same-Sex Virginia Couples Can Freely Marry, Adopt

On October 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court, through its dismissal of appeals from Virginia and other states seeking to ban marriages for lesbian and gay couples, effectively legalized same-sex marriage in Virginia. 

On October 10, 2014, Virginia Governor, Terry McAuliffe, announced he was sending notices to social services divisions confirming that married, gay couples can now adopt children because his office now formally recognizes that same-sex couples can legally adopt.

Same sex couples in Virginia now have the opportunity to navigate the exciting prospects of marriage and adoption in their home state.  

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Kristina  A. Cruz, Family Law Attorney, Odin Feldman Law Firm

Kristina Cruz believes the best approach to assist her clients is to blend her legal knowledge with each individual client's unique personal objectives to ensure that every relationship is built upon a foundation of mutual trust and client input into the legal process. A background in journalism combined with powerful listening skills enable Kristina to understand the full extent of a family or domestic relation situation and communicate those matters succinctly and effectively in the courtroom. Clearly comprehending all aspects of each individual case gives Kristina the ability to...