Spotsylvania and Stafford Divorce Attorneys
Spotsylvania and Stafford County Divorce and Family Law Lawyers
Most people will agree that divorce can be one of the most stressful and emotionally draining situations one can experience in their lifetime. Because of the vast array of issues involved in a divorce, such as property, assets, retirements and pensions, children, support, and debts, it is important to have legal advice coupled with real world experience to help you make decisions and pursue goals that will help stabilize life for you and your family as soon as possible.
Attorneys Thomas B. Dance and Barry J. Waldman represent clients in Stafford and Spotsylvania County and the Fredericksburg area in a wide variety of family law matters. Our attorneys understand the struggles and fears that you may be dealing with if you are going through a divorce or considering one. Contact us for advice about your case.
Contested and Uncontested Divorce
For the most part, a divorce can either be categorized as contested or uncontested. A contested divorce means that the parties do not agree on all the issues involved such as the arrangements for child custody, child support and the division of their marital property, or involve a legal ground other than living separate and apart. The issues that are in controversy in a contested divorce will usually be decided upon by a judge, and the legal fees for such divorces are usually much higher than for uncontested divorces in which the parties agree on all the terms regarding how to end their marriage. Dance & Waldman, PLLC can help with both types of divorces.
Some of our clients have questions about legal separation and whether they need a separation or a marital agreement. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, married couples generally need to have been separated for at least one year in order to be granted a divorce by a judge. However, a separation agreement can help make the process faster if certain conditions are met. We can help you understand your rights and options regarding legal separation and marital/separation agreement, regardless of where you are in the divorce process.
The proximity of Quantico, Fort Belvoir and Northern Virginia, Dance & Waldman, PLLC make representing service members a vital part of serving the needs of those who live in the Fredericksburg area. We are experienced in representing service members and spouses of service members in divorce cases. While all divorces share some of the same elements, divorce cases that involve service members often involve certain legal and financial issues that need to be addressed properly by a divorce lawyer experienced with those issues. We can help you answer these questions and resolve these issues.
Contact an Experienced Stafford Divorce Lawyer
Contact us to speak to an attorney serving the Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg, Stafford and King George area.