Divorce Attorneys: Ending Marriages, Not Families
The Irving Law Firm operates under the strong conviction that families matter. Selecting a lawyer for divorce with this mentality can make all the difference. We offer you a divorce attorney committed to helping you move forward with your life without leaving your family behind.
Through the entirety of the proceedings, your attorney will help in the form of advice as well as legal counsel. Your legal partner will be there for you throughout the process, not just in the court room on the date of trial.
An Outline of Virginia Divorce Laws
In Virginia, you can file a divorce as either a no-fault or at-fault divorce. Below is some further explanation of the divorce law.
After you have lived apart from your spouse without any interruption for at least one year
If you and your spouse do not have children who are minors, after you have been separated without interruption for a period of six months, and have executed a Property Settlement Agreement.
Fault grounds for divorce
- Adultery, sodomy, or buggery
- Conviction of a felony or incarceration
- Legal separation due to the following:
- Willful desertion or abandonment
- Cruelty and reasonable apprehension of bodily harm
Unlike a divorce, which dissolves a legal marriage, an annulment renders the entire marriage void. This essentially treats it like it never happened (though you still may need to go through the same division of property proceedings).
Our Virginia divorce lawyers will also work to make sure you get what is fair in terms of the following:
- Property division
- Alimony (referred to as “spousal support” in Virginia)
The Irving Law Firm: Representing Your Family
Our law firm is committed to more than just racking up wins in the courtroom. We are committed to the idea that families matter. In cases of divorce, it can sometimes be hard to see beyond the pain and heartbreak, and separate personal desires from the good of the whole family.
We consider our law firm more than a business; it is a family enterprise, and we bring that sense of caring to our clientele. It is important, especially in the formalities of the legal world, to remember that we are fighting for the lives and wellbeing of real people, and that your case matters.
Call (703) 530-9001 to speak with our Northern Virginia divorce lawyers today.