Whether you’ve only been married a year or two or several decades, divorce is a complex but often necessary endeavor. Representing yourself throughout this process can add undue stress to an already overwhelming situation. That is why many spouses who are going through a divorce turn to a seasoned Norfolk divorce lawyer at Mahoney Richmond Thurston, PLLC.
An attorney can ensure that your rights are respected and protect your interests. They can help you negotiate with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. With years of experience, our attorneys can also help you come up with alternative and creative solutions to your divorce dilemmas so that you and your children can have the best possible life moving forward.
It’s quite common for there to be disagreements between spouses during a divorce. However, it’s highly recommended that you do everything you can to work out agreements and reach a divorce settlement together. Doing so saves both of you time and money. It also gives each spouse more control over how their divorce ends. Some couples are able to work things out with the help of their attorneys will others may need a professional mediator. However, as your Norfolk divorce attorney can attest to, not all divorces will end in a settlement. Some will need to go before a judge to let the court decide the significant issues in a divorce.
Perhaps one spouse absolutely refuses to attempt negotiations, or there are significant points that neither spouse is willing to compromise on. In these cases, the couple will file a contested divorce. In a contested divorce, the judge determines the outcome for issues such as property division, alimony, child custody, and child support. However, even in a contested divorce, an experienced Norfolk divorce lawyer can advocate for your wants and needs in front of the judge. Whether you are filing a contested or uncontested divorce, it’s always a good idea to have legal representation and support.
It’s never too early or too late to reach out to a Norfolk divorce attorney. Suppose you are considering dissolving your marriage or have questions about how to do so. In that case, it’s time to contact an attorney. If you are in the middle of divorce proceedings and realize you might need help, it’s not too late to get legal assistance. If your divorce has already been finalized and you need help with a post-decree modification or enforcing your divorce decree, you can still reach out to our office for help. Our attorneys have vast experience with both common and not-so-common issues in divorce. With our in-depth knowledge of Virginia’s divorce laws and the expertise we developed helping others in your shoes, we have a lot to offer.
Divorce is challenging in many ways. You can make this process and the outcome easier by hiring a seasoned Norfolk divorce attorney to represent you. From your first call to us all the way through the finalization of your divorce and into the future, you can expect that we will do all we can to ensure you can make informed decisions and exercise your legal rights. Contact Mahoney Richmond Thurston, PLLC, today to schedule your divorce consultation and find out how we can help.