Virginia Contested Divorce Lawyer
Divorce can be financially and emotionally complex. It is important that you have independent representation to protect your individual rights, investments, and your rights involving your children. With over 10 years of experience, we know how complex these cases can be. We will work hard to provide you with the information, advocacy and counsel you need. Call 540-642-0489 to arrange a consultation.
When you are preparing for a divorce in Fredericksburg, our attorneys will help you analyze the facts and circumstances of your individual situation in order to create a divorce plan that is designed to work for your family as you transition to a new, more independent lifestyle.
No matter what type of divorce you face, we can assist you in creating the life you want after your marriage ends. If you have a prenuptial or premarital agreement, we will work to ensure the agreement is binding and will help you to enforce its provisions. If you are in need of a separation agreement or if you already have one, we utilize that agreement to simplify your divorce proceedings. We are experienced with cases involving:
- Contested and uncontested divorce
- Military divorce
- Retirement and asset division
- Division of assets
- Child custody and visitation
- Child and spousal support
Filing for Divorce in Fredericksburg, Virginia
The reasons you might want a divorce are as varied as the reasons you might get married. In Virginia, however, the courts recognize a limited number of reasons for granting a divorce.
Our attorneys work with you to discuss the situation you face and determine the applicable grounds for your divorce case, including:
- Living Separate and Apart — A divorce can be granted based solely on the fact that you and your spouse have lived separately for a sufficient length of time. It does not mean there are no issues to resolve in mediation or court, but you can obtain a divorce even if neither you nor your spouse did anything "wrong". (Sometimes referred to as irreconcilable differences or a "no-fault" divorce).
- Adultery — If one spouse "cheats" on the other, or commits a homosexual act while married, adultery is a fault-based ground for divorce.
- Felony Conviction and Imprisonment — If a spouse is convicted of a felony and imprisoned for over a year after the marriage happens, the other may file for divorce.
- Cruelty — If your spouse has been physically abusive or, in some circumstances, has been particularly mentally abusive, cruelty is a basis for seeking a divorce
- Abandonment — If a spouse willfully abandons the other spouse, then the abandoned spouse may file for divorce.
We are conveniently located across from the Spotsylvania County Courthouse. For an initial consultation, call the Fredericksburg divorce lawyers at Jarrell, Hicks & Waldman, PC, at 540-642-0489 or contact our lawyers by e-mail.