A divorce is emotionally wrenching for all parties involved. However, by retaining the services of a skilled and experienced attorney, you can minimize the pain, stress and frustration typically associated with the dissolution of marriage. As professional divorce lawyers, we at Hunter Law Firm are proud to give you the respect and courtesy you deserve during this difficult time. Our lawyers will review your marital issues with you and explain the possible solutions. We always treat our clients as more than just cases. From offices in Hampton, Newport News, Chesapeake and Gloucester, we explore every available option and tailor a strategy that meets your specific needs.
Before filing, it is important that you attempt to determine if your divorce will be contested or uncontested. Uncontested divorce is the most common type of divorce, and the process is inexpensive and quick. A contested divorce, on the other hand, occurs if you and your spouse cannot agree on issues like providing child support, spousal support and the division of property and assets.
Whether you believe your divorce to be contested or uncontested, our family law attorneys are committed to giving you the highest level of legal service. In addition, we can explain the steps to divorce in Virginia, explain how a prenuptial agreement might affect property division or spousal support terms and properly advise you if you are divorcing in the military.
Our lawyers can detail how changes to Virginia’s divorce laws affect you and provide reliable guidance on the best marriage dissolution method in your case. For a no-fault divorce, you no longer need a corroborating witness to attest that you qualify under state law to have your marriage dissolved. Childless couples with a marital settlement agreement now only have to live apart for six months in order to obtain a divorce, while the waiting period for parents of minors is one year.
Should you opt to seek a fault-based divorce, the following grounds are available:
In both fault and no-fault divorces, the petitioner must be a resident of Virginia for at least six months, and the parties may address the issues of division of property acquired during marriage, child and spousal support and child custody and visitation. If you choose the no-fault divorce option, our southeast Virginia divorce law firm can draft, negotiate and execute the separation agreement on your behalf.
The lawyers at Hunter Law Firm are here to provide you with sound guidance for your divorce. To discuss your divorce or family law matter with one of our experienced lawyers, contact us online or call 757-825-0400 to visit us at one of our four locations. We have offices in Hampton, Chesapeake, Newport News and Gloucester.