Questions about Divorce in Virginia
If you are going through a divorce, we at the law firm of Thomas L. Hunter, P.C. realize that you have questions. Our knowledgeable attorneys are standing by to assist you.
Following are some frequently asked questions and answers about divorce —
- I am considering divorce. Will I have to engage in a long and expensive court battle?
- What are the benefits to choosing legal separation over divorce?
- Do I really need an attorney if I want a divorce in Virginia?
- Can a prenuptial agreement be revoked?
- Are there alternatives to divorce?
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Not necessarily. Every divorce case is different. However, you should know that the majority of divorces are uncontested. The length and cost of your divorce depends on whether you and your spouse can agree on how to handle issues like alimony, child support and the division of property and assets, and which divorce lawyers you choose to represent you.
Under a legal separation, you are still legally married. However, you retain the financial and insurance benefits of being married. A legal separation is also beneficial to individuals who have certain religious or moral beliefs that do not allow divorce.
There is no law requiring you to hire a lawyer if you wish to file for divorce. However, without an experienced attorney by your side, you may quickly find yourself in over your head. Divorce proceedings can become complicated. In addition, it is in your best interests to hire a lawyer if your spouse retains his or her own counsel.
In order to have a prenuptial agreement amended or revoked, both parties must sign an agreement that acknowledges the changes.
Yes. Some of the alternatives to divorce include legal separation, mediation and collaborative divorce.