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DIVORCE – VIRGINIA & MARYLAND ATTORNEYS
A guide to help you better understand what to expect in a contested divorce action in Virginia & Maryland
Generally, a divorce in Virginia or Maryland that consists of any significant amount of property and/or children results in a contested divorce. A contested divorce in Virginia or Maryland can be resolved amicably, provided both parties attempt to resolve the issues of property and custody in an equitable manner. How contested a divorce case in Virginia or Maryland is going to be is in great part determined by the parties and the divorce lawyer each party chooses to represent them. More often than not, the opposing attorney in a contested divorce case in Virginia or Maryland will play a great role in how amicably a contested divorce can be resolved. This in turn will determine how expensive or inexpensive the contested divorce in Virginia or Maryland will be for the parties. How your specific case will proceed will greatly be determined by the specific facts of your case. The divorce laws in Virginia & Maryland are complex. If you have questions about how the divorce laws in Virginia or Maryland may apply to the specific facts of your divorce case, do not hesitate to contact us.
Our attorneys in Virginia & Maryland will do their best to assist you with your divorce. Please call us via our toll free number – 888-437-7747.
The Law Offices of SRIS, P.C. has client meeting locations & lawyers to assist you with your divorce in Virginia & Maryland to better serve you.
Virginia: Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, Hampton Roads/Tidewater area & Western Virginia. Fairfax, Lynchburg, Manassas, Fredericksburg, Richmond & Virginia Beach.
Maryland: Rockville & Baltimore.
The following is a general guideline of the divorce process in a community property state. Please click on the state, If you wish to view some of the different divorce laws in
To get a more general idea of the proceedings that occur in a contested divorce in Virginia or Maryland, regarding the topics below please proceed to this page:
The Separation of the Parties
The financial situation of the parties
Things not to do during the separation
How does the legal aspect of the divorce start?
What will we talk about during our first consultation?
What to expect when you come in for your consultation?
To settle or not settle a divorce?
What can I expect once the divorce process starts?
What do you do if you disagree with the Court’s ruling?
Granting Alimony In Divorce Proceedings
Comparing Alimony and Child Support
Alimony and Taxes
Enforcing Alimony Payments
- Restraining Orders – What Are They?
- What are Emergency Protective Orders
- What are Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO)
- What are Permanent Restraining Orders
- What are “No Contact” Orders and Other Commonly Addressed Issues
- How can I Obtain a Restraining Order
- After the Restraining Order is Granted
- Withholding Information from Your Divorce Lawyer
- What You Don’t Say Can Hurt You
- Attorney-Client Privilege
- Keeping The Confidence
Financial Considerations During Divorce
- Credit Card Accounts
- Bank Accounts
- Safe Deposit Boxes
- Insurance Policies
- Stocks, Bonds, Securities, K Plans
- This is Business – Not Personal
- Children, Child Support, Visitation
- Other Issues
The First Step To Take When Facing The Prospect Of A Divorce Or Other Family Law Issues
We’ll be quite frank: The complexity and high stakes nature of divorce and other family law matters in Virginia or Maryland require skilled and experienced legal representation. If you are contemplating divorce in Virginia or Maryland or have already been served with divorce papers, an initial consultation with a Virginia or Maryland lawyer about your divorce is the absolute minimum step you should take. Then you’ll know what your rights are, and more importantly – how to protect them.
We understand that divorce is a trying, difficult and painful time. But believe us when we say: It’ll be even more difficult after the divorce is over and you’re left with not only the heartbreaks – but crushing expenses as well.
For more information or to make an appointment with SRIS, P.C. lawyer in Virginia or Maryland about your divorce, please call us at 888-437-7747.
Our attorneys and staff in Virginia & Maryland, speak the following languages in addition to English: Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.
Our attorneys are licensed to handle divorce cases in Virginia & Maryland, however our lawyers handle divorce cases only in Virginia & Maryland at the present time.
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