Alexandria Divorce Attorneys
Guiding Clients Through The Divorce Process in Fairfax County, Virginia
Oftentimes, marriages face issues and arguments that lead to the result of divorce. Although seeking legal counsel does not immediately resolve the issues at hand, it is a great starting point. At King, Campbell, Poretz, and Mitchell, our divorce attorneys in Alexandria are here to deliver compassionate and effective representation for your divorce matter.
We proudly assist clients with all aspects of family law, including:
We address the issues of child support and visitation, finances, and property settlement agreements to help resolve the concerns of our clients. If possible, we suggest our clients work to resolve their matters out of court. This is not always possible, and, in that case, we will assertively represent our clients in court
Property Settlement Agreements
These agreements are legal contracts that stipulate the division of marital property. We work with our clients to negotiate agreements that are fair to both parties as well as to resolve custody and visitation matters. We also work closely with our clients to deal with the division of marital debts.
Whether it is the amount they are responsible for paying or the amount they will be receiving, the guidelines for child support often surprise clients. Here in Virginia, it is determined by a state-generated formula based on the combined gross income of both parents. This can be a very complicated and emotional subject, but we work closely with clients to help them understand their child support responsibilities.
Child Custody and Visitation
The court always makes the decision based on the child’s best interests. Sometimes, the court’s custody or visitation agreements confuse clients, but things like lying or cheating don’t automatically make the person a bad parent. We are here to help clients resolves child custody and visitation disputes.
Why Hire King, Campbell, Poretz, and Mitchell For Your Divorce?
Divorces are complex matters affecting the care and custody of children, visitation, spousal and child support, the identification and division of “marital” assets and debts, and everyone’s future. And although judges are guided by the law, they have wide discretion in deciding important matters.
It is critical that you have a skilled and respected litigator with a strong grasp of all of the facts and the ability to persuasively present your case inside and outside of court. A divorce may be one of the most tumultuous times in your life, but it can also be a new beginning. Let us be the divorce attorneys to guide you through.
Virginia Divorce Laws
In the state of Virginia, a divorce may be ordered on either fault or no-fault grounds. Here are some important key points to keep in mind when obtaining a divorce in the state:
- Residency: Prior to filing for divorce, at least one spouse must have lived in Virginia for six months.
- No-fault Divorce: Parties can file for a no-fault divorce if they have lived separately and apart without cohabitation for at least one year. The parties may be eligible for a no-fault divorce after only six months of separation if they do not have minor children and have entered into a written separation agreement.
- Fault Grounds: Virginia identifies several fault grounds for divorce, which can include cruelty, adultery, desertion, and a felony conviction.
- Property Division: Virginia is considered an "equitable distribution" state, which means the marital property will be divided fairly but not necessarily equally.
- Spousal Support: Virginia permits both temporary and permanent spousal support depending based on factors that include the duration of the marriage, the parties' individual incomes and earning capacities, as well as their standard of living throughout the marriage.
- Child Custody and Support: The Virginia courts will decide child custody and support based on the best interests of the child, evaluating factors such as the child's health, age, and relationship with both parents.
In Virginia, divorce laws and procedures can be complex, which is why it is essential to consult with an experienced family law attorney at King, Campbell, Poretz, and Mitchell.
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Mr. Ryan Campbell is The Great Lawyer! Very knowledgeable about the law and had my case dismissed!- Eduardo O.
Right from the start, I felt like I was in good hands. I could tell Joe King really cared about my situation and believed me.- Mark T.
Mr. King has the ability to really and truly listen, and then starts to strategize from a point of understanding.- Meti L.
From our initial meeting and throughout the process I had a 100% confidence I had made the right choice. Joe was easy to communicate with, very professional.- J.G.
Mr. Campbell went above and beyond to defend me and I am great-full to have representing me.- Habte Z.
My case became so complex and Evelyn managed to be one step ahead each time. She kept me updated at every step.- Rinku S.
Mr. Sherlock is definitely for the people he represents.- Evin R.
I highly recommend Evelyn Mitchell, if your marriage must be dissolved she is a lawyer you can trust to watch for your best interests and bring you to a good conclusion.- Ross B.