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Adultery Divorce Attorneys in Northern Virginia
Trusted Virginia Attorneys to Represent You in Adultery Divorce
If your spouse has committed adultery, you are faced with an array of emotions and difficult choices ahead of you. Graham Law Firm, LLC is here for you to ensure that you have someone looking out for you legally and financially during this tough time in your life. Our firm specializes in family law, so choosing a Graham Law attorney means choosing a lawyer who is experienced in protecting your interests.
If you are facing an adultery divorce in Northern Virginia, call Graham Law firm at 703-687-6817 or fill out a contact form to schedule a consultation with an attorney.
Grounds for Adultery Divorce in Virginia
In Virginia, adultery is defined as an extramarital sexual encounter. This adultery must be proven by both “clear and convincing” evidence as well as “corroboration.” Evidence that can prove adultery include emails and text messages of the spouse having the affair, but evidence of the adultery must be clearly recognized. Romantic verbiage can help support a case, but the evidence of adultery that is presented must explicitly indicate that sexual relations occurred outside of the marriage.
Corroboration, or an outside party indicating proof of adultery, is an additional requirement in Virginia. This means that someone else must have witnessed the adultery. Graham Law Firm attorneys are well-equipped to handle your adultery divorce, complete with years of experience in the nuances of Virginia family law.
Virginia’s Adultery Divorce Laws
In the commonwealth of Virginia, adultery is a fault ground for divorce. This means that you don’t have to wait to file for divorce once you discover that a spouse has cheated. Unlike with most divorces, where the couple must be separated for at least six months before they can seek a divorce, adultery divorce allows for divorce filing immediately. But, in Virginia there is no guarantee that the cheating spouse cannot sue for their portion of the marital pension, so you need an attorney you trust representing your interests.
Because of the fault ground standing of adultery in Virginia, spousal support and equitable distribution can be affected. The spouse who committed adultery can be barred from ever receiving spousal support. This is why it is crucial to have an experienced Graham Law Firm attorney by your side for adultery divorce filing.
Contact an Adultery Divorce Lawyer in Northern Virginia
To talk with one of our award-winning divorce lawyers in Northern Virginia, including Arlington County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, or Prince William County, call Graham Law Firm, PLLC or contact us online to schedule a consultation./
Our Family Law Jurisdictions
Arlington County (VA): Arlington & Crystal City
Fairfax County (VA): Annandale, Herndon, Laurel Hill, McLean, Reston, Tysons Corner & Vienna
Fauquier County (VA): Bealeton, Orlean, Warrenton
Loudoun County (VA): Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville, Sterling
Prince William County (VA): Gainesville, Lake Ridge, Woodbridge
Northern VA: City of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Great Falls, Manassas, Manassas Park & Winchester