Common Family Law Matters in Virginia

Posted By Corrie Sirkin in Family Law
Common Family Law Matters in Virginia

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When it comes to family law matters, there is nothing more frustrating than trying to fix a problem to which you do not have all the answers. For many people, their family law matter is one of the most difficult times of their lives. Virginia’s laws surrounding family matters are complex and can be difficult to understand. Whether you are petitioning for divorce or are facing a child custody battle, you will need to prepare yourself with the best counsel possible. An experienced divorce attorney who is well-versed in Virginia’s laws will be able to help you protect your rights and interests throughout your case. 

Family Law Matters Handled in Virginia

Family law cases in Virginia can look very different from case to case because there is a wide range of potential issues and circumstances that exist in the family dynamic or may arise through the case process. When facing a family law matter, it is easy for people to become overwhelmed, confused and frustrated; therefore, we recommend that you obtain the support, knowledge, and skill of an experienced, local attorney. Family law matters often involve sensitive issues that can affect those involved for a very long time. You need to feel comfortable confiding in your attorney and in the advice that they provide. You need an experienced attorney who will be able to provide efficient legal representation. 

In Virginia, the following family law matters may warrant the support of a qualified attorney:

Divorce - Whether a divorce is contested or uncontested, a divorce can be an incredibly stressful experience. With the support of a knowledgeable attorney, the emotional burdens often associated with the divorce process can be alleviated.   Moreover, a skilled divorce attorney will provide peace of mind, as they will explain the process and provide support during difficult negotiations and handle court matters when necessary.  

Child Custody – For most parents, your child is first and foremost in any consideration and nothing is more important than arranging a custodial schedule that supports and promotes the best interests of your child. Child custody cases can be notoriously difficult. Typically, the court will attempt to assure “frequent and continuing contact with both parents, when appropriate. The court encourages both parents to share in   responsibility between of child-rearing. With proper legal support, parents can often decrease tensions, lessen fighting or arguing, and  minimize the effect on their children. In fact, psychological studies show that divorce or not living in a nuclear household itself is not the greatest predictor of difficulties for children, but rather the amount of conflict involved whether in a nuclear household or in separate households. Skillful legal support can negotiate on behalf of the parents, ultimately establishing a plan that works in the best interests of the children involved. 

Child Support – Child support can be exasperating and distressing to come to terms with.  Some parents believe that they are paying too much in support while the other parent is squandering that money and not using it for the children. On the other hand, other parents believe that they receive far too little to help them support their children. Under current state law, both parents have an obligation to the financial well-being of their children. When a parent primarily resides with one of the parents or there is a large financial disparity, child support may be paid from one parent to the other parent. Determining child support payments can be a difficult undertaking especially in the case of self-employed or independent contractors. To ensure the most accurate calculations are made, the support of a qualified child support attorney should be enlisted. 

Experienced Law Firm Handling an Array of Family Law Cases

Family law matters are often challenging.  There are psychological, social, emotional, and financial concerns. In a divorce, there is often grief even if you are the person deciding to begin the divorce process.   If you are facing a difficult case, obtaining qualified counsel is essential.  You need someone that can understand your concerns and what you are feeling while understanding the law and providing you impartial objective advice.   This will help you to develop a strategy that best suits your life and the specific elements of your case. Counsel helps you ensure that your rights and interests are protected throughout the matter. We help you evaluate your current situation and plan for your new future. With the support of a qualified family law attorney, you will be able to make certain that your case is poised for the best possible end result. 

The divorce and family law attorneys at NOVA Legal Professionals are highly experienced in diverse family law matters. With over 25 years of combined legal experience, the firm is poised to help you as you face some of the most challenging times of your life. The well-established law firm is perfectly suited to handle the most complex family law cases in the state, including those involving children with special needs and military divorce.

Their experience in family law includes complex divorce and marital separation cases, child custody disputes, alimony, child support, equitable distribution of assets and debts, military divorce, prenuptial agreements, and divorce cases involving minors with special needs. The firm’s philosophy is to guide its clients through their challenging family law cases in the most efficient, compassionate, and practical way possible.

Whether you are seeking the support of an assertive litigator for a contested divorce or an emotional custody battle, NOVA Legal Professionals can provide the representation you not only need but deserve. Consider scheduling a consultation with the firm today by calling (571) 260-0999 or completing the contact form here

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