A divorce is the legal termination of a marriage which severs the relationship between two parties and determines the division of debts…
Divorce Litigation Lawyers in Northern Virginia
Litigated Divorce Solutions from Graham Law
Contrary to popular belief, a litigated divorce does not always wind up in court. In fact, over 90 percent of all divorces are settled out of court. Litigation is simply a law term meaning, “carrying out a lawsuit.” When it comes to types of divorce, litigation is considered a traditional method resulting in two lawyers resolving an adversarial conflict on behalf of their clients in front of a judge.
Divorces have a deep impact on everyone involved—spouses, children, extended family, and friends. Our family law attorneys practice litigation at the trial level as well as appellate work in the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
If your divorce is unilateral or hostile, contact the divorce attorneys at Graham Law Firm, PLLC for a family law consultation.
When Is Divorce Litigation Necessary?
How do you know when divorce litigation is necessary and what type of divorce will best meet your needs? Settling your divorce via litigation typically results in a longer, more drawn out divorce than mediation or collaborative divorce. Because you spend more time with your attorney and more time in court, litigation is also a more expensive process. However, litigation is the best option in certain divorce situations to ensure you are granted and receive what’s rightfully yours.
Because of the time and money spent during the litigation process, we recommend divorce litigation for our Northern Virginia clients if you or your spouse disagree on one or more of the following:
- Child custody
- Child visitation
- Child support
- Asset division
- Debt distribution
- Alimony payments (how much and for how long)
Litigation may also be required if one party is completely unreasonable during the initial stages of the divorce.
What to Look for In a Northern Virginia Divorce Litigator
Divorces resulting in litigation can cause people to infer that one spouse is “out to get” their partner or wants justice to be served. At Graham Law Firm, we can tell you this is simply not the case. A good divorce litigator—like our family law attorneys—is a skilled, but not overly combative, negotiator. Litigation where one divorce lawyer fights for anything and everything prolongs the litigation process, costing you hundreds or even thousands of dollars more.
You should always look for a divorce lawyer in Northern Virginia who is on your side throughout the litigation process and knows what you value most in your divorce process, whether that is child custody, keeping valuable assets, or any other terms of your settlement.
Why Choose the Family Law Attorneys at Graham Law?
Graham Law Firm, PLLC is Northern Virginia’s trusted divorce law firm and family law attorneys. We offer divorce solutions that make sense, including divorce litigation when necessary.
We are award-winning divorce lawyers practicing family law throughout Northern Virginia. Some of our prestigious awards include being named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-12 list of Best Lawyers & Best Law Firms in America, a top divorce lawyer by the Washingtonian, and more.
Our divorce lawyers have one goal in mind—to resolve our clients’ matters privately and efficiently. We offer extensive family law services and are dedicated to providing the highest level of legal representation for divorce in Northern Virginia.
Contact a Divorce Litigator in Northern Virginia
To talk with a divorce litigator 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 family law consultation.
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