One question that many people have when starting the divorce process is, “how long will this take?” Like so many…
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Award-Winning Divorce Lawyers Practicing in Northern Virginia
Divorce is one of the most common legal issues in the country, and Northern Virginia is no exception. Property rights, financial matters, child custody, and child support are all complicated legal issues that need to be handled with the proper amount of sensitivity and discretion.
Graham Law Firm, PLLC aims to resolve your divorce issues privately and efficiently. Our Northern Virginia divorce lawyers and family law attorneys are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of legal representation for divorce, offering both litigation and mediation solutions.
Call us at 703-443-9360 or contact us online to schedule a family law consultation and learn how our divorce lawyers can support your family. We are located in Leesburg and serve the surrounding areas, including Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, and beyond.
Family Law Attorneys Specializing in Divorce Law
As Northern Virginia’s trusted divorce lawyers, the family law attorneys at Graham Law specialize in:
How Do I File for Divorce in Northern Virginia?
Divorce is a complicated legal process, and the divorce lawyers at Graham Law are here to help. To file for divorce in Northern Virginia, the spouse legally seeking to end their marriage (the “plaintiff”) must file a complaint in the appropriate Virginia Circuit Court. This court is generally located within the city or county where you live. Filing a complaint against your spouse entails paying a filing fee and must include the following information:
- Current living arrangements of you and your spouse
- Current military status of you and your spouse
- Satisfaction of the residence requirements
- Grounds for divorce
- Satisfaction of the separation period (if applicable)
- Ages and living arrangements of any children of the marriage
Our award-winning divorce lawyers will help you throughout the entire complaint process, from an initial divorce consultation to ensuring a legal summons was served to the defendant within all legal guidelines.
To learn more about the divorce litigation process and what you should do next, contact the divorce lawyers at Graham Law Firm, PLLC.
I Was Served Divorce Papers, Now What?
Did your spouse file for divorce, and you’re not sure what to do next? It’s important to put yourself on the right track after being served divorce papers, and we can help. To do this, you must decide whether or not you wish to respond to the divorce petition.
As one of the best divorce law firms in Northern Virginia, we’ll ensure you respond to the divorce petition before the response deadline of 21 days from the date you were served—if you wish to agree to the divorce. If you, the respondent, choose not to respond to the petition, you could lose various legal rights throughout the divorce process.
When served divorce papers, it’s important to:
- Know the response due date
- Find good legal representation in a timely manner
- Secure personal finances and assets
- Consider the well-being of any children in the marriage
Contact a Divorce Lawyer in Northern Virginia
Whether you are pursuing divorce litigation or mediation, our attorneys can help.
To talk with a divorce lawyer in Northern Virginia, including Herndon, Sterling, Leesburg, and Reston, call Graham Law Firm, PLLC or contact us online to schedule a divorce consultation.
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