Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce in Virginia

When a marriage ends, it can be devastating. Dealing with the emotional upheaval and the logistical details can be very overwhelming. That is why knowing what to expect can help alleviate some of your concerns and better prepare you for dealing with this difficult time.

Q. How Does the Divorce Process Work?

A: How the process unfolds will depend largely on whether your split is contested or uncontested. If uncontested, meaning both people consent to the divorce and have agreed on the settlement terms, you or your spouse can file a divorce complaint after completing the requisite period of separation. Contested divorces, however, involve issues that need to be worked out, such as child custody, spousal support or the division of property. Those cases will need to be resolved either through the mediation process or through litigation in the courts.

Q. How Long Does It Take?

A: A contested divorce, especially where one party is at fault, may take a long time to complete as litigation can be complex. On the other hand, an uncontested divorce may be finalized in as little as a few months. At Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC, our lawyers understand that each case is unique, and our attorneys are here to guide you through every step of the process.

Q. What Does It Cost?

A: Divorce costs will vary depending on whether divorce is uncontested or contested. Our firm will work with you to help you dissolve your marriage in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Q. Do I Need an Attorney?

A: While legal representation is not mandatory, it can be extremely beneficial. Many people are driven by their emotions during divorce but our attorneys will make sure that the focus remains on a solid legal strategy. Having someone to advocate on your behalf who is knowledgeable about the law can mean the difference between a fair and acceptable outcome and an unsatisfactory one.

Every Divorce Is Unique

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