Divorce and Family Law

Divorce and No-Fault Divorce in Virginia

In Virginia, a divorce can be granted for reasons such as adultery, cruelty, desertion, or a felony conviction. A no-fault divorce can be granted based upon the parties’ length of separation.

Financial, personal and legal issues must be considered when you are contemplating divorce. Attorneys with Smith, Barden & Wells, PC help those with concerns related to divorce, juvenile issues, personal problems, and other family law matters that arise during the separation and divorce process. This broad concept of family law ensures that our clients receive comprehensive and thoughtful representation. Our clients include civilians, and active duty and retired military personnel.

Property Rights

Divorce seems to be a complicated process in the beginning, but it does not have to be contentious. Husbands and wives often decide without the assistance of the courts how to divide their property and how they will arrange for custody and visitation of their children. Just as an attorney can help a separating or divorcing party through litigation, an attorney can assist a separating or divorcing party to enter into a separation agreement and avoid appearing in a court for any hearing.

Child Custody, Visitation and Child Support

The parents should decide the arrangements for the custody and support of their children. If they cannot agree, then the court will determine custody based on what it believes is in a child’s best interest. The court considers a number of factors when awarding custody. The court may order an in-home study or psychological and medical evaluation of the parent in question. Consequently, it’s important to protect your rights and interests in any child custody or visitation matter.

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To speak with a lawyer regarding a family law concern such as divorce, contact Smith, Barden & Wells, PC today to arrange your consultation.