Championing Your Interests In A Divorce
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When you face the decision to divorce, you may do some research online or solicit the advice of friends who have gone through the process. It is important to have a good support system during any difficult period in your life, but sometimes this advice can lead to confusion or unrealistic expectations about your divorce. It is important that you consult with an experienced attorney.
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At Bristle Law, we are always on your side. Our family lawyer, Anna Bristle, has genuine empathy for her clients and creates an atmosphere where they feel comfortable sharing their stories. Once she understands your personal and financial goals, she will help you determine, understand and tenaciously pursue a strategy that is best for you and your family.
The Divorce Process In Virginia
In Virginia, you and your spouse can file for a contested or uncontested divorce, depending on whether you can agree on major issues like property division and child custody.
An uncontested divorce is an ideal option if you can work together, even if you do not have all of the details resolved. In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse negotiate a settlement agreement. The benefits are many:
- Your divorce can be finalized in as little as six months or one year when minor children are involved.
- Staying out of court helps save costs and is less stressful.
- You have control over the process. The decisions and compromises you make are often much easier to live with.
- You can and should have an attorney represent your individual interests.
A contested divorce is one in which spouses do not agree on at least one major aspect, including whether you both want to end the marriage. A judge will decide the terms of your divorce, but you can still switch to an uncontested divorce and negotiate a settlement at any time.
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Making the decision to hire a lawyer can be a difficult one. Often times, an individual may not know whether they need a lawyer until they talk to one. Understanding this fact, our firm offers low cost initial consultations for family law matters.