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Contested Divorce & Uncontested Divorce Lawyers
If you or your spouse files for divorce, one important factor to consider is whether or not you will engage in a contested divorce or uncontested divorce. Whether or not both spouses disagree on one or more key issues in order to conclusively terminate their marriage will determine whether or not contested divorce or uncontested divorce is the best option for you and your family.
Graham Law Firm specializes in both contested and uncontested divorce in the Northern Virginia area, including Arlington County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Loudon County, and Prince William County. Our divorce lawyers and family law consultants can help you reach a settlement you are happy with and that looks out for the well-being of you and your children.
To file for divorce, schedule a family law consultation with Graham Law Firm, PLLC—Northern Virginia’s trusted divorce lawyers. We are located in Leesburg and serve the surrounding areas, including Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, and beyond.
Contested Divorce in Northern Virginia
A divorce is classified as a contested divorce when you and your spouse cannot arrive an agreement on one key issue, eliminating the possibility to terminate your marriage conclusively and amicably. Contested divorces are common throughout Northern Virginia due to the large amount of important legal issues to resolve during your divorce. These include:
- Settlement agreements
- Equitable distribution of valuable assets
- Spousal support
- Child support
- Child visitation rights
- Debt allocation
- And more
Uncontested Divorce in Northern Virginia
Uncontested divorce is not a possibility for divorce in which couples are unable to communicate and negotiate with one another, divorces where adultery has been committed, one spouse was abused by their partner, or one spouse is more dominant than another.
However, if you and your spouse are able to proceed with an uncontested divorce, there are many advantages. Uncontested divorces minimize expenses spent on legal counsel and court fees, since they are settled out of court. Uncontested divorces are also often settled much faster than contested divorce. Since they are settled out of court and between couples with mutually beneficial settlement goals, the time spent mediating or litigating is significantly reduced. Lastly, uncontested divorces are much more private. Any disputes discussed or agreements reached outside of the courtroom are kept out of public records.
The same legal issues can be resolved during both uncontested and contested divorces.
About Our Northern Virginia Family Law Firm
Civil. Professional. Thoughtful.
At Graham Law Firm, we’ve helped thousands of families in the Northern Virginia area reach mutually beneficial divorce settlements. We look out for you, which is why we always try to settle marital disputes through efficient and effective negotiations.
We are licensed to practice divorce law in the state of Virginia and the District of Columbia, and have over 23 years of experience in family law. We offer a welcoming environment for clients and cover a full spectrum of divorce law needs.
Leesburg, VA Divorce Lawyers
Schedule a divorce consultation with Graham Law Firm, PLLC—Northern Virginia’s trusted divorce lawyers.
Our Family Law Jurisdictions
Fairfax County (VA): Annandale, Herndon, Laurel Hill, McLean, Reston, Tysons Corner & Vienna
Fauquier County (VA): Bealeton, Orlean, Warrenton
Prince William County (VA): Gainesville, Lake Ridge, Woodbridge
Northern VA: City of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Great Falls, Manassas, Manassas Park & Winchester
Arlington County (VA): Arlington & Crystal City