Modern families can take many shapes. Families must develop their own unique ways of relating to and interacting with each other as the family grows and evolves. This is part of both the work and the joy of being involved in a family structure. However, while families must strive to define their own particular structure and relationships with each other, they are also subject to certain rules defined by law. When families need legal help or are involved in a legal dispute, a system of laws and regulations will help govern the process and outcome. The system of laws and regulations developed by the state of Virginia concerning family relationships is known as family law.
When you are faced with an important life decision regarding a key family relationship, it is critical to seek the advice of an experienced family law attorney. I am family law attorney Lisa Lane McDevitt of the McDevitt Law Office in Vienna, Virginia. I will help you understand the issues involved in your family law matter and will strive to protect your rights, fight for your interests and achieve your goals.
Family law encompasses a number of issues, including separation, divorce, spousal support, child support, property division, custody issues, visitation rights and property division. While the complexities of family law may be confusing, I am here to guide you through any legal challenges you may face. Being a family lawyer means I have developed a sense of empathy and sensitivity to your situation. I am detail oriented and pay close attention to each client’s unique needs.
Clients who work with me are treated with respect and dignity and are never run through the system like a number or offered generic advice. Your case is as special as you are, and any advice you receive is tailored to your specific issues and circumstances. I take the time to work with you in the most efficient and cost effective manner, and I strive to ease your stress and worry. Family law issues are difficult for everyone, and without a partner in law they can seem overwhelming.
Striving to Take the Best Approach for Every Situation
If you and your spouse are experiencing difficulties, I will work with you to reach a resolution that protects your interests. Often, I am able to help reach a solution without going to court. However, should it become necessary, I will represent your wishes and protect your rights in court. It is vital that you know your rights and are able to make informed decisions about your future and the future of your family. I provide you with good quality information and advice, and assist you in drafting precise documents to help you resolve your situation.
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 resolve property division, child custody and other divorce issues through amicable, out-of-court solutions, such as negotiation or mediation. If, however, we are unable to reach an agreement out of court, I will be by your side, vigorously advocating for you.
My law firm focuses on your family and I offer the following Virgina family law services, including:
- Contested Divorce
- Uncontested Divorce
- Collaborative Divorce
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Property Division
- Military Divorces
Contact me at my Vienna, Virginia, law office to discuss your case. I am always happy to speak with you.