For most people, the prospect of getting a divorce is incredibly emotional and stressful. Our clients often tell us that the unknowns surrounding what will be involved in the process, or what will happen after they are divorced, is the most anxiety-provoking part. You will need a lawyer who understands the process and the importance of communicating with you. Our lawyers, from the very first consultation to the last, will focus on your individual needs and specific concerns.
When you are deciding how to begin the process, one of the most important decisions will be whether to file a fault based divorce or proceed on an uncontested basis. There are three main fault grounds in Virginia: adultery, desertion, and cruelty. Whether to allege a fault ground is a question that only you and your attorney can answer after discussing your particular situation in detail. It may be possible that your case will be able to be resolved amicably by a property settlement agreement and proceed on an uncontested basis, and your lawyer can help you determine how to begin negotiating to reach that goal.
There are many different ways to approach a divorce case, and it is vital that you discuss the details of your individual situation with an experienced family law attorney to assure you are choosing the right path.
Within any divorce case, complex and complicating issues can arise. Our attorneys will be able to guide you through any of the complex issues that may arise.