Are you thinking about divorce? It is normal to want to do as much online research as you can before you make a decision about how to move forward, but it is easy to get overwhelmed by the online rabbit hole of divorce information and misinformation. While most people want to leave talking to a lawyer until the last possible minute, doing so when you first start thinking about divorce is actually a far better and more efficient way to get an informed and comprehensive understanding of your options. If you are looking for a lawyer near you to talk to, the experienced divorce and family law attorneys at the Virginia Family Law Center want to hear from you.
While we can assist you with any legal matters related to your divorce, below we have included some of the most common divorce-related legal issues with which we assist our clients. If you would like more information or feedback on your specific situation, feel free to contact our experienced attorneys to schedule a consultation and learn about your options.
While the idea of DIY-ing your divorce may be tempting, doing so can have serious consequences. It is hard for people who are not lawyers to know everything that constitutes a marital asset during a divorce. For instance, they may consider the house, cars, and joint checking account, but have they considered retirement accounts, airline miles, pensions, and social security payments? If you are unaware of all the assets that qualify for distribution, you cannot receive a fair settlement. An attorney will advocate for your interests and ensure that they are protected. They will make sure that all assets are accounted for and that you receive the best possible outcome in your divorce settlement. Your lawyer will also want to understand your goals and priorities for the divorce so that they can support you in achieving them. If your goal is to stay out of court and settle the divorce as amicably as possible, your lawyer may suggest mediation, so that you can come up with a divorce settlement in a collaborative environment and without ever setting foot in a courtroom. There is no one way to get divorced, and having an experienced divorce attorney on your side will ensure that you’ll find the best way for you.
If you are considering filing for divorce in Virginia, contact the experienced divorce attorneys at the Virginia Family Law Center today to schedule a consultation and find out what options are available to you.
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