The decision to divorce comes in all shapes and sizes. For some married couples, it is a mutual decision. For others, one spouse may want the divorce while the other does not. For many others, the decision lies somewhere in the middle. The reason for the divorce becomes less important once you begin the divorce process. Throughout the process, you will go through a transition — you will start considering what your life will be like in the future rather than what it was in the recent past.

The legal team at Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers, in Manassas, Virginia, can place you in the best possible position for your future. We understand that divorce is not easy, but we also know that you have a bright future ahead of you. We advocate for you on the many issues involved in divorce — including finances and children — to place you on the right path. Call us at 703-656-7349 to learn more in a consultation (free for criminal and personal injury cases only).

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To obtain a divorce in Virginia, spouses must show that they have lived separately for six months (without children) or one year (if they have minor children). Virginia law also provides for "fault divorce" based on adultery, desertion or cruelty. The grounds for fault-based divorce must be proved in contested proceedings, which adds to the length, expense and acrimony. However, fault can also play a role in the determination of how property is divided, how much a spouse receives in support and where the children live. We can advise on the pros and cons of no-fault versus fault divorce in your situation, and handle all issues that arise.

Our attorneys will be accessible throughout the duration of your divorce. We pride ourselves on being responsive and communicative. Additionally, we always look several steps ahead to help anticipate and mitigate any problems or disruptions that could arise during divorce proceedings.

Learn More — Talk To Us Today About Your Divorce

To schedule your confidential consultation (free for criminal and personal injury cases only) with the divorce team at Boyce, Leahy & Francescon, Lawyers, please call us at 703-656-7349 or contact us online.