Patterson Bookwalter PLLC

Patterson Bookwalter PLLC Family law attorneys providing high-quality & compassionate legal
representation in Northern Virginia

Understanding your current and post-divorce income and expenses will help you make informed decisions about property div...
05/24/2024

Understanding your current and post-divorce income and expenses will help you make informed decisions about property division and spousal support.

Finances can be a difficult reality in a divorce. Let us help guide you through them. Contact Patterson Bookwalter for more information 703.520.9533

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Family Law | Divorce | Property Division | Alimony | Child Support

Mediation and Collaboration sometimes get used in similar senses. However, the 2 methods are very different. Learn more ...
05/23/2024

Mediation and Collaboration sometimes get used in similar senses. However, the 2 methods are very different. Learn more about the differences in mediation the collaborative process.

Are you unsure what process is right for your situation? Contact Patterson Bookwalter for a consultation 703.520.9533
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Mediation vs. Collaborative | Divorce | Family Law

As the school year comes to an end in the next few weeks, do you have a summer custody schedule in place? Who will have ...
05/21/2024

As the school year comes to an end in the next few weeks, do you have a summer custody schedule in place? Who will have the kids and when? What camps or summer vacations are you each going to handle?

We can help with your summer custody schedule. Contact Patterson Bookwalter for more information 703.520.9533

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Custody Schedules | Summer | Co-Parenting

Custody issues are a significant source of pressure, especially after a recent separation or divorce. Try to sort this out before summer is fully underway.

Facing a complex family law matter? Our team combines strength and clear communication to deliver effective solutions. C...
05/17/2024

Facing a complex family law matter? Our team combines strength and clear communication to deliver effective solutions.

Contact Patterson Bookwalter for more information 703.520.9533
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Family Law | Divorce | Marriage | Family

Family is everything. Our goal is to find solutions that work for everyone involved, while always protecting your family...
05/15/2024

Family is everything. Our goal is to find solutions that work for everyone involved, while always protecting your family's best interests.

We're dedicated to providing compassionate guidance during life's challenging transitions. Contact Patterson Bookwalter for more information 703.520.9533

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Family Law Experts | Marriage | Divorce | Northern Virginia

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing women that grow, love, and inspire families every day! We celebrate you today! 💐  ...
05/12/2024

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing women that grow, love, and inspire families every day! We celebrate you today! 💐

You are much more than your divorce. While no one is at their best while they are going through a divorce, you don’t hav...
05/10/2024

You are much more than your divorce. While no one is at their best while they are going through a divorce, you don’t have to be at your worst either.


Family Law | Divorce | Divorce Advice

Going through a separation or divorce can be very difficult, no matter the reason for it. It can turn your world upside ...
05/08/2024

Going through a separation or divorce can be very difficult, no matter the reason for it. It can turn your world upside down and make it hard to get through the work day and stay productive.

May is and our team at Patterson Bookwalter is committed to focusing on our client's during a divorce.


Divorce | Mental Health | Family Law Experts

Wow! Thank you, Patrice! We truly strive to give our clients and their families the best outcome possible. We will advoc...
05/06/2024

Wow! Thank you, Patrice! We truly strive to give our clients and their families the best outcome possible.

We will advocate for you. We will be there for you.
Contact Patterson Bookwalter for more information 703.520.9533

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Divorce | Custody | Child Support | Family Law

There are some things that money can not buy. Pictures of your great grandparents, jewelry, and family heirlooms can all...
05/02/2024

There are some things that money can not buy. Pictures of your great grandparents, jewelry, and family heirlooms can all become painful collateral damage of your divorce.

Both parties should consider agreeing to removing personal, sentimental items from the situation, in order to avoid regrettable actions.


Divorce Process | Property Distribution | FAQ | Northern Virginia

If you’re wondering what to ask for in a divorce settlement, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Let our team help you ...
04/30/2024

If you’re wondering what to ask for in a divorce settlement, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer.

Let our team help you evaluate your needs and pursue an agreement that fulfills them, while staying fair and amicable.

Contact Patterson Bookwalter for more information 703.520.9533

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Divorce Finances | Debt | Custody & Child Support | Retirement | Investments

Did you know there is a "National Ex-Spouse Day"? It just passed on April 14...but the concept is pretty incredible. The...
04/29/2024

Did you know there is a "National Ex-Spouse Day"? It just passed on April 14...but the concept is pretty incredible. The idea is to move towards and to remove from your .

As we continue to talk about and the impacts of this month, we thought this was a great practice to share.

Divorce | Family Law | Mental Health | Northern Virginia

Super Lawyers recognizes the top attorneys nationwide, across a variety of practice areas and firm sizes, using a patent...
04/25/2024

Super Lawyers recognizes the top attorneys nationwide, across a variety of practice areas and firm sizes, using a patented process of independent research and peer input.

Congratulations to our amazing lawyers! 🎉 Carrie was selected as a 2024 Virginia Super Lawyer and Elizabeth was selected as a 2024 Virginia Rising Star!


Family Law | Patterson Bookwalter PLLC | Virginia Lawyers

A great   (from Medical News Today) to look at the mental, emotional, behavioral, and physical health impacts that child...
04/24/2024

A great (from Medical News Today) to look at the mental, emotional, behavioral, and physical health impacts that children may see during a .

A reminder to parents and about the importance of focusing on the children when they are involved in a divorce.


Children of Divorce | Family Law Experts

Divorce has an impact on children even when the separation is amicable. Learn how caregivers' separation may affect children and how to help them cope.

Why is divorce considered such a stressful event in life? Because while it a single "event", the psychological and emoti...
04/24/2024

Why is divorce considered such a stressful event in life? Because while it a single "event", the psychological and emotional effects are often long-lasting.

We can help walk you through a hopefully less stressful divorce process with clarity and resources. Contact Patterson Bookwalter for more information 703.520.9533

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Divorce | Custody | Family Law | Northern Virginia

At Patterson Bookwalter, we are committed to putting your family first! Call us today for your Family Law consultation 7...
04/19/2024

At Patterson Bookwalter, we are committed to putting your family first!

Call us today for your Family Law consultation 703.520.9533

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Divorce | Custody | Child Support | Mediation

Explore all of your alternative dispute resolution options before you go to court. Starting your divorce by going to cou...
04/18/2024

Explore all of your alternative dispute resolution options before you go to court. Starting your divorce by going to court may set up a long, costly, and possibly unnecessary battle.

Consider using mediation or collaborative divorce. Contact our team for more information.

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Virginia Lawyers | Northern Virginia | Family Law | Collaborative Divorce | Divorce Advice

A great share for   about stress and divorce by Carrie Patterson         Fairfax, VA | Divorce Advice | Stress Awareness...
04/17/2024

A great share for about stress and divorce by Carrie Patterson


Fairfax, VA | Divorce Advice | Stress Awareness Month

Tips to Manage Stress During the Divorce Process For most people, stress is a part of everyday life. And while we might want to “break up” with stress, going through a breakup of a marriage or current family dynamic probably means that your relationship with stress isn’t going anywhere. As mem...

Divorce can be complicated - from the first steps through understanding the final details. Easing the trouble and helpin...
04/12/2024

Divorce can be complicated - from the first steps through understanding the final details. Easing the trouble and helping our clients have a clear vision and path in their divorce is our goal!

Contact Patterson Bookwalter to experience the ease of working with Elizabeth and Carrie today: 703.520.9533

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Review | Divorce | Custody | Northern Virginia

In a divorce, even using the Collaborative Process, a lawyer represents YOUR interests only. A mediator is usually an at...
04/10/2024

In a divorce, even using the Collaborative Process, a lawyer represents YOUR interests only. A mediator is usually an attorney or mental health professional, usually acting as a negotiator to bring both parties (and their attorneys) to a mutually beneficial agreement.


Divorce Process | Mediation | FAQ | Northern Virginia

April is   and a great opportunity to recognize that divorce effects the whole family. Children receive and respond to s...
04/09/2024

April is and a great opportunity to recognize that divorce effects the whole family. Children receive and respond to stressors in different ways, so it is difficult to know what they are picking up on or worrying about. But here are 4 common stressors that children recognize and respond to in a .

Divorce does not have to cause ! Contact Patterson Bookwalter for more information for a less stressful divorce: 703.520.9533

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Divorce | Stress Awareness | Custody

As we grow in careers, the divide between professional and personal narrows. According to an article from Fast Company, ...
04/04/2024

As we grow in careers, the divide between professional and personal narrows. According to an article from Fast Company, a recent study revealed that 71% of people said work stress ended their relationship.

How do couples in their 30s - 50s find the work-life balance? This is a great read, possibly to get you thinking about how you manage your own professional and personal relationships.


Careers | Personal Relationships | Work Life Balance | GenX

A survey from Headspace found that workplace stress has caused 71% of employees to end a relationship, with Gen Xers being most impacted.

April is   and we definitely want to focus on the importance of managing   during a divorce. You will, undoubtedly, expe...
04/02/2024

April is and we definitely want to focus on the importance of managing during a divorce. You will, undoubtedly, experience a range of emotions during the process.

Self-care and prioritizing your during divorce is essential to reduce stress. As you begin your new journey in life, help build the best version of yourself.

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Family Law | Divorce Advice | Mental Health Awareness | Stress | Healthy Habits

Elizabeth appreciates the Collaborative Divorce process serves clients and families. Elizabeth will zealously advocate f...
03/29/2024

Elizabeth appreciates the Collaborative Divorce process serves clients and families. Elizabeth will zealously advocate for a resolution that serves the best interests, including consideration of your financial, emotional, and legal rights and needs.

Learn more about Collaborative Divorce with Patterson Bookwalter, call 703.520.9533
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Virginia | Family Law | Collaborative Divorce | Divorce Advice

Your unique situation will have its own set of issues and challenges, its own timeline, and its own optimal outcome. Be ...
03/28/2024

Your unique situation will have its own set of issues and challenges, its own timeline, and its own optimal outcome. Be easy on and realistic with yourself. Share open dialogue with your lawyer to understand different scenarios and avenues.

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Virginia Lawyers | Northern Virginia | Family Law | Collaborative Divorce | Divorce Advice

Divorce doesn't have to be a battle. A healthy divorce benefits everyone involved. Kindness and compassion help people m...
03/27/2024

Divorce doesn't have to be a battle. A healthy divorce benefits everyone involved. Kindness and compassion help people manage the difficulties of divorce.

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Virginia | Family Law | Collaborative Divorce | Divorce Advice

What once was unheard of is now a staggering statistic. The divorce rate for couples 65 and over has tripled in the last...
03/22/2024

What once was unheard of is now a staggering statistic. The divorce rate for couples 65 and over has tripled in the last 3 decades. This article from the Washingtonian shares some interesting thoughts on why older people are more confident and comfortable with getting divorced now than they were 30 years ago.


Divorce over 65 | Divorce in Retirement

Divorce rates for those 65 and up have tripled in recent decades

Many people think that if they are amicable and agreeable on all terms, a lawyer isn't necessary. Lawyers are not lookin...
03/19/2024

Many people think that if they are amicable and agreeable on all terms, a lawyer isn't necessary. Lawyers are not looking to complicate the agreements that you and your spouse may have made. Rather, divorce lawyers protect you, double check the details, and know when something is not legally sound.

Get the extra help you deserve with our team. Contact Patterson Bookwalter for more information 703.520.9533

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Virginia | Family Law | Collaborative Divorce | Divorce Advice

Divorce may not feel like a lucky time for some people. But whether you are ridging a good luck wave right now or strugg...
03/17/2024

Divorce may not feel like a lucky time for some people. But whether you are ridging a good luck wave right now or struggling with bad fortune, we are here to support you every step of the way!

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Virginia Lawyers | Norther Virginia | Family Law Support

March is  . The American Bar Association created this wonderful presentation, celebrating women in law and highlighting ...
03/15/2024

March is . The American Bar Association created this wonderful presentation, celebrating women in law and highlighting some of the most influential women in history! We are so honored to celebrate these incredible women and all of our female colleagues in law this month.

https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/diversity-inclusion-center/womenhistorymonth.pdf


Women in Law | Women's History | Lawyers | Judges | Justice

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