Greater Richmond Divorce Lawyer
Contested • Uncontested or “No-Fault” Divorce • Property Division • Spousal Support
Child Support • Child Custody • Post-Divorce Modifications
Considering Filing for Divorce? Already Filed?
Divorce is frequently an emotional and overwhelming process. Whether your divorce is your first introduction to the legal system or you have had legal issues before, it is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side to ensure that your rights are protected and best interests are being served.
At our central Virginia law office we have been helping clients for decades. Our firm is dedicated to standing by clients throughout the entirety of their cases and afterward whenever necessary. If you are seeking assistance with a contested divorce or an uncontested (“no-fault”) divorce, we can meet with you to determine how we can best tailor our services to meet your needs.
Contact our office today to discuss your divorce and some of the issues that commonly stem from a divorce, including:
Spousal Support (Alimony)
Sometimes referred to as alimony or spousal maintenance, spousal support is the amount of money paid from one spouse to the other in order to support the lifestyle to which the spouse had become accustomed to during the marriage. Not all cases involve spousal support payments. However, the courts take several factors into consideration when determining if spousal support is warranted in a specific situation, including:
- Each spouse’s income & earning capacity
- Obligations, needs, and financial resources of the parties
- Length of the marriage
- Standard of living established during the marriage
- Age, physical, and mental condition of the parties
- Monetary and Non-Monetary contributions of the parties to the marriage
In Virginia, property and assets are divided according to the laws of equitable distribution. This means that marital property and assets are divided and fairly, but not necessarily 50-50. We can assess your situation and determine how to pursue the property and assets to which you are entitled. It is also important to note that marital debts are also divided throughout the course of splitting property.
Child support is ordered according to state-set presumptive guidelines and statutes, while being calculated using a specific formula. This formula takes into consideration a variety of factors, such as number of children, income of each parent and expenses (day care, health care, etc.). Our firm can handle initial child support cases and also help in the modification of standing child support orders.
Child Custody and Visitation
While child custody and visitation cases are most often handled based on a standard referred to as “the best interests of the child.”. There are a variety of circumstances and factors that a Court can take into consideration when deciding a custody or visitation matter under this standard. We help clients understand the various types of custody and assist them in dealing with modifications if changes to the custody order need to be made.
Contact a Hanover Divorce Attorney Today
You do not have to deal with your divorce and all the related issues alone. Let us at help you address the issues and move forward with your life. Contact a divorce lawyer at our office today to schedule consultation. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.