While divorce is an ending, it also represents a new beginning. When you are ready to move on to the next stage in your life, you do not want to be held up by legal delays and conflicts with your spouse. You need deft representation to usher you through the process swiftly and smoothly. At the McDevitt Law Office in Fairfax County, Virginia, I have helped clients through divorce for more than a decade, and I can help you avoid hassles.
As an experienced Vienna and Fairfax divorce lawyer, I have a record of successful outcomes for clients seeking a divorce in Fairfax County and the surrounding areas. Through more than a decade of family law experience, I have amassed comprehensive knowledge about divorce and related issues. Combining my strategic insight with strong problem-solving and communication skills, I focus on helping clients with contested divorces, uncontested divorces, property division, child custody and other divorce issues. This can be done through amicable, out-of-court solutions, such as negotiation or mediation or though a contested divorce process if necessary.
Contact me today for a free initial consultation about your case. I assist clients in negotiating, drafting and reviewing divorce agreements involving:
- Uncontested Divorces
- Contested Divorces
- Collaborative Divorces
- Child custody and child visitation
- Child support and modification
- Property division
- Military and nonmilitary retirement pension
- Other military divorce issues
- Spousal support (also known as alimony)
How Long Is My Divorce Going to Take?
A common concern in divorce cases is how long the process will take. I have developed a flow chart illustrating different options for divorce and how long each step within that option would take. In addition to laying out your choices, I will clearly explain the law in Virginia, your rights and risks and the local procedure in your county.
I focus on keeping you in control over the outcome of your case. An out-of-court settlement and/or uncontested divorce is significantly less expensive and less adversarial and extremely fast in comparison. It will also allow you to retain more privacy and spare your family emotional detriment. Avoiding litigation can save you months or even years. I can help you complete an uncontested divorce in a matter of weeks. However, I will work with you to achieve a positive outcome should it be necessary for your to resolve a contested divorce in court. I believe in fighting for the best interests of my clients in both contested and uncontested divorces.
Sign a Separation Agreement First
One of the key elements of a quick and easy divorce is signing a separation agreement. In Virginia, couples must be separated for a minimum of one year to obtain a divorce unless they sign a separation agreement. If you sign a separation agreement and you have no minor children, you must be separated for only six months before you can file for a divorce. If you have minor children, you must be separated for one year before you can file for divorce. It is critical that you at least attempt to enter into a separation agreement while you are waiting to file for divorce.
How Much Will This Cost?
My mantra as a lawyer is high service at low cost. Whatever family law issue you have or whatever legal action you decide to take to resolve it, you can be confident that you will never be surprised by hidden charges from my firm.
Whatever hurdles there may be in your case, I will work to achieve the best possible results for the least possible investment.
Contact me at my Vienna, Virginia, office today to discuss your case.