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Questions about Divorce in Virginia

If you are going through a divorce, we at Hunter Law Firm realize that you have questions. Our knowledgeable attorneys are standing by to assist you.

Following are some frequently asked questions and answers about divorce —

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The experienced attorneys at Hunter Law Firm recognize that a pending divorce can generate many questions and concerns. It is our pleasure to provide you with skilled guidance regarding your divorce. To speak with a Hunter Law Firm attorney in Hampton, contact us online or call one of our four convenient offices —

  • Hampton/Peninsula : 757-825-0400
  • Gloucester: 804-694-0560
  • Portsmouth/Southside: 757-393-1110
  • Williamsburg: 757-345-3900

I am considering divorce. Will I have to engage in a long and expensive court battle?

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.

What are the benefits to choosing legal separation over divorce?

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.

Do I really need an attorney if I want a divorce in Virginia?

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.

Can a prenuptial agreement be revoked?

In order to have a prenuptial agreement amended or revoked, both parties must sign an agreement that acknowledges the changes.

Are there alternatives to divorce?

Yes. Some of the alternatives to divorce include legal separation, mediation and collaborative divorce.

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