In Virginia uncontested divorces, the parties are in agreement on all matters, and the court serves to approve their divorce agreement. In some cases, expedited procedures exist for uncontested divorce, sometimes referred to as a dissolution. Even though both parties might agree on the terms of their uncontested divorce, there is still the need to have an experience Virginia divorce attorney provide legal guidance during the process to ensure Virginia divorce laws are followed.
Our Virginia family law lawyers can help individuals who have been or are currently going through a divorce. Virginia has detailed child custody laws that must be followed in order to determine child custody in Virginia. Many factors go into determining who will be granted custody of children and our experienced Virginia child custody lawyers can provide legal guidance during this process.
Child support in Virginia is covered under Virginia code 20-108.1 and code 20-108.2 includes the guidelines used to determine the amount of child support in Virginia. If you are dealing with child support issues in Virginia it is advisable to have an experienced Virginia family lawyer on your side to help guide you through the process and to ensure your legal rights are protected.
Normally the party receiving visitation will be called upon to contribute to the support of the minor child. This could be an obligation of the mother, the father, or both, if a third person has custody of the child. The court is guided by the needs of the child and the ability of the supporting […]
In determining the custody of minor (under eighteen) children, the court is guided by one standard<the best interest of the child. The court may award “joint legal custody” where both parents have a role in making decisions for the child, or “sole legal custody” where one parent is ultimately responsible for making decisions in the […]
Under recent changes in the Virginia law, the fault of a spouse in causing a divorce may no longer be a complete bar to obtaining spousal support. However, the court will consider the cause of separation as a factor in determining whether or not to award spousal support. Spousal support is not awarded to punish […]