Divorce Attorneys in Richmond, VA
Money problems, infidelity, and a general breakdown within the marital relationship are leading reasons people choose divorce. Our divorce attorneys represent clients in no-fault and fault divorces. Our clients are civilians and military personnel–both active duty and retired. The experienced divorce lawyers at Locke & Quinn listen to their clients’ needs, goals, and concerns to analyze their client’s goals and develop a strategy.
If you are considering divorce, contact our firm to speak with a divorce attorney. Many of our clients are concerned and confused as to the probable outcomes regarding money, property, and children. We offer clients logical explanations of the possible resolutions for their case, given their particular situation.
Divorce Law in Virginia
Virginia divorce law provides married couples the right to file no-fault and fault complaints for divorce. No-fault divorce is appropriate when a marriage has broken down with no chance of reconciliation. A no-fault divorce can be obtained after a period of separation, regardless of fault. Fault divorce is found when domestic violence, adultery, and other misconduct is present. If domestic violence is a concern, we will obtain protective orders and no-contact orders for abused victims. Which type of divorce is appropriate in your situation will be discussed with your lawyer at Locke & Quinn.
How do you know when it is time to say goodbye?
You may want to ask yourself the following questions if you are considering a divorce. This is not an all-inclusive list, and certainly many other questions can and should be asked.
- Has there been physical violence in the relationship?
- Besides your children, do you and your spouse have mutually enjoyable activities that you share and look forward to together?
- Do you and your spouse talk? Communication is an essential part of any relationship and if communication fails, many times the relationship fails.
- Obviously you were at one time “in love” with your partner but do you still genuinely like your partner?
- Are you and your partner willing to work on problems in the relationship in an effort to make the marriage work and move forward?
When You Decide to Move Forward with the Divorce
Our experienced divorce attorneys can help you understand the complicated issues surrounding property division, spousal support, and issues involving children. Equitable distribution of property will be applied to tangible and intangible items including homes, retirement plans, and debt. Whether or not spousal support (alimony) is granted requires a multi-pronged analysis, taking many factors into consideration, including the length of the marriage, standard of living, and earning capacity of each spouse.
Locke & Quinn represents family law and personal injury clients in Richmond, Virginia, the surrounding localities of Glen Allen, Short Pump, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, and Petersburg, and throughout Henrico County, Chesterfield County, Hanover County, Goochland County, and King William County.