Family Lawyer Arlington VA

Family Lawyer Arlington VAFamily relationships can be complicated…  When you or a loved one reaches a breaking point in your relationship or marriage, whether or not children are involved, you need a trusted Family Lawyer Arlington VA to explain your legal rights and obligations – but also to be understanding of the pain and process of ending a relationship and facing a new family dynamic.  

Separation and Divorce

Our clients face separation and divorce for many different reasons, and in many different circumstances, so seek counsel from an experienced Family Lawyer Arlington VA before relying on what friends or family members tell you, or what you have seen on television!  

For example, did you know that Virginia Law may require a separation of one year before divorce will be granted, depending on the circumstances?  This is because Virginia Law seeks to support marriage and family, and tries to help families remain together.  

Finances in Separation and Divorce are tricky, too – you need a skilled Family Lawyer Arlington VA to walk you through what spousal and child support you may be entitled to, or what you may owe.

Your situation is unique: there may have been adultery, cruelty, or desertion – grounds for divorce will guide you differently from uncontested divorce.  All these factors may impact how your separation and/or divorce unfolds, and only a Family Lawyer Arlington VA can explain what may happen in your situation.

Custody and Visitation

Family Law becomes even more challenging when children are involved – so a Family Lawyer Arlington VA is critical in considering your family law matter from all angles.  When parents are married, they have Joint Custody of their shared children, and no one questions that either parent may take care of or make decisions for that child.  

However, when a couple is unmarried, separates or divorces, who cares for the kids can become the central issue.  A court order related to minors in custody disputes will dictate where the children need to be, and Virginia Law puts the best interests of the child at the forefront.

There are two basic types of custody in Virginia.  Legal Custody describes which parent(s) or family member makes decisions for the child, and Physical Custody refers to who has the kids (where they live).  Either type of custody may be split equally or unequally in some kind of joint or sole custody arrangement.  If you are given a schedule of weekday or weekend time with the child, then you have Visitation.

Contact May Law, LLP, Family Lawyer Arlington VA, to Answer Your Family Law Questions.  

At May Law, LLP, weve helped family law clients in Arlington VA and throughout Virginia for over 20 years with challenges faced in separation, divorce, child custody, visitation, domestic abuse, domestic violence, child abuse, protective orders for assault and battery on a family member, spousal  and child support, premarital (prenuptial), marital and property settlement agreements, and all manner of issues that come before a Family Lawyer Arlington VA.