Divorce is an emotionally challenging time of life and there are significant legal issues associated with the process. Divorce can become especially complicated when children are involved and when custody issues are disputed.
How can an attorney help?
Experience has indicated that when possible, it is more desirable, both from economic and emotional standpoints, for the parties to participate in the decision making process and reach agreement with regard to all matters rather than to proceed for judicial determination. Our experienced Virginia divorce attorneys can help clients settle issues of property distribution, custody, and support without going to court, which makes the divorce process less adversarial, acrimonious and expensive. Our lawyers have also helped clients pursuing mediation, arbitration, or other alternative methods of resolving divorce.
If you are involved in a divorce, we can help you with all aspects of your case, from understanding Virginia’s child support guidelines to learning how property is distributed. With knowledge of your legal rights, you can make more informed choices about settlement and if necessary, be better prepared to make a compelling argument in court for your legal position.
What are ground for divorce in Virginia?
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, a divorce can be granted on several grounds, which can be fault-based or “no fault” based. Obtaining a fault or a “no-fault” divorce is a legally complicated process and it is imperative that divorcing couples understand the existing laws concerning divorce, how property is divided, and how decisions regarding custody are made. The type of divorce you choose significantly impacts the elements you are required to prove, the time it will take to get a divorce, and the final divorce settlement.
Getting legal help
It is important to understand your legal rights under Virginia divorce law and to seek help from an experienced Virginia divorce attorney in navigating the divorce process. To obtain the legal assistance you need in a Virginia divorce, contact the experienced Virginia divorce attorneys at Nichols Zauzig to schedule a consultation.
Some useful links
Divorce in Virginia, a brochure prepared by the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar.
Financial Issues in Divorce in Virginia, a brochure prepared by the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar.
Children & Divorce, a brochure prepared by the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. (Spanish version)
Divorce Manual: A Client Handbook, prepared by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.