Separation Lawyer Virginia
Separation Lawyer Virginia
The lawyers at May Law LLP have years of training and hands-on experience in legal matters that make up family law. They have knowledge of actual legislation as well as regulations, rules, deadlines and loopholes that may help your case. They understand that some cases are out of the ordinary and often time-consuming and they are not unfamiliar with these cases they in fact take pride in their ability to navigate complex issues with dedication and the confidence that you desire from a separation lawyer in Virginia.
May Law LLP has experience in the follow family legal fields:
- Divorce/ Separation
- Child Custody
- Property Settlements
- Child Support
- Spousal Support (Alimony)
- Fathers’ Rights
- Pre- and Post-Nuptial (Marital) Agreements
- Modifications of final orders due to changes in circumstance
- Grandparents’ Rights
- Gay & LGBT Family Law
- Property Division
Like most matters that go to court, family law matters are emotionally charged and can lead to heightened stress or anxiety. This might cause outbursts of anger, causing you to make decisions that are not fully considered or failed to take into account the changing realities. A separation lawyer in Virginia is going to be able to observe, comments and help you plan for life after your divorce, because it’s not affecting them on the same emotional level that it is affecting you.
You must be a legal resident of Virginia for at least six months before you may file for divorce, if there are children involved in you must be separated from your spouse for one year before filing for divorce, however if you do not have children then you can file for divorce after living separately for six months if both spouses enter a separation agreement that establishes how property will be divided after the divorce. In Virginia the person filing for divorce must have grounds for divorce, in all instances except for uncontested divorce. Adultery constitutes grounds for divorce but requires corroboration of evidence of one spouse having intimate relations with the party that is outside of the marriage. If your spouse goes to prison for at least one year than you can file for divorce on the grounds of felony. Cruelty is another ground for divorce, if your spouse is guilty of cruel tears caused reasonable apprehension of bodily hurt, bodily pain, fear of bodily harm, or bodily harm that makes living together unsafe and you can file for divorce under the Virginia state laws that have decided that cruelty is a legal form of grounds for divorce. Desertion can be filed for is a spouse has willfully deserted or abandon you. Desertion requires a spouse to willfully separate from the other spouse with no justification and the intent to remain separated permanently must be clear. Separation is the last type of grounds for divorce, and you must be separated for one year of your minor children are six months if you do not have minor children enter a separation agreement.
Reach out to May Law LLP for all of your separation law needs in Virginia.