Guiding You Through Divorce
If you are thinking about separation or divorce, there are many things you will need to think about. You are going to have to deal with a lot of emotions and a lot of very practical issues at the same time. You will need to plan for your home, living situation, finances and children. This can seem like an insurmountable challenge. But, you are not alone.
Get help through your trying times. Contact us at our Fredericksburg office to speak with an attorney.
Create A Plan That Works For You
Virginia families have a variety of options when considering divorce and separation. To begin with, you should understand a few of the primary terms you will hear throughout the process, such as:
- Separation: Our experienced lawyers use the separation period to help you formulate a successful resolution of your marital issues with the goal of finalizing an uncontested divorce.
- Uncontested and contested divorce: Uncontested and contested divorce differ primarily in who gets to make the decisions — you and your spouse, or the courts. If you cannot come to an agreement, you may need to contest terms, but resolving your issues outside court is preferable when possible.
- Spousal support/alimony: This part of the divorce process provides financial support to a spouse who may be unable to support themselves, are currently unemployed or otherwise in need.
- Custody: Custody is the formal arrangement for your children, including where they live, who makes their medical, educational and legal decisions and when they see their other parent.
Each of these options can be considered peacefully outside of court or through litigation. Either way, we stand by your side and provide you with the most suitable options for your specific circumstances and needs.
Start Your Case
At Meyer & Bowden, PLLC, our family law lawyers are prepared to help you untangle the questions involved in divorce and separation. Request a consultation today. We represent clients throughout Northern Virginia as well as the city of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Loudoun counties, and surrounding areas.