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Marriage is an ongoing tradition in the United States, with over 2 million unions created every year. Statistics show that roughly 7 out of every 1,000 couples will marry, and conversely, every 3.4 couples in 1,000 will divorce. Despite what you may think about those numbers, the fact is that divorce is not uncommon, and divorce rates run around 50 percent. It makes a great deal of sense to plan for that contingency before getting married. It may seem that if couples go into a marriage expecting divorce, then it will happen. This is not the case.
If you are considering a divorce, it is important to understand the process and know your options. Talking to an experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney will help you understand where you stand should you file for divorce. If you have already made up your mind to file for divorce, a divorce attorney will help you move forward and secure your future. You need to know how a divorce may affect your financial status, whether you will likely pay child and/or spousal support, how your taxes may be affected and what may happen during the division of assets. There are many ways to handle this process.
Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce
Couples wishing to terminate a marriage may go through the process of a contested or uncontested divorce. In many cases, if the couple is already separated it may mean they are unable to reach agreement on the various issues involved in dissolving a marriage. If a couple has reached a mutual agreement about a divorce, it is likely both parties can discuss issues rationally and come to an agreement.
If a couple has agreed to a divorce, they can meet with a family law attorney and make an effort to be amicable throughout the process and avoid going to court. Both parties usually benefit from an uncontested divorce process. There is no fighting in the courtroom, costs are reduced, the process takes less time, and it allows the participants to control their future rather than have a judge make a decision for them.
I am here to help you through this process. I have years of experience in this area. I am passionately committed to offering you quality legal representation and support. I understand the pain and anxiety involved, and know the countless issues we need to deal with as a team. No matter how complex you think your situation is, I am happy to talk to you at any time.
My law firm focuses only on your family. Contact me at my Vienna, Virginia, law office to discuss your case. I am always happy to speak with you.