Divorce

Divorce

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY DIVORCE ATTORNEYS

Whether you are involved in a contested or uncontested divorce or annulment, the Prince William County divorce attorneys of Farrell & Croft, P.C. will work diligently to protect your interests in resolving all aspects of your case.

GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE IN VIRGINIA

Divorce law is governed by the states and the laws vary from state to state. In Virginia, grounds for divorce must exist before a party may file for divorce.  The following are grounds:

  • Separation for a period exceeding one (1) year or,
  • Separation for a period of 6 months if the parties have no minor children and have a written settlement agreement
  • Willful desertion
  • Cruelty and constructive desertion
  • Fraud
  • Other grounds, including annulment for bigamy, felony conviction and incarceration

THE DIVORCE PROCESS

Pursuant to divorce, the court also has authority to determine issues involving custodychild supportspousal supportproperty divisionapportionment of debt, and attorney fees. The court may grant the parties temporary relief, to stabilize the family situation pending a final hearing or agreement of the parties.  The temporary relief granted by the court will be without prejudice.  A full and final hearing may not occur until months or years after the initial complaint for divorce is filed. The timeline for a divorce from start to finish can vary substantially depending on the issues of each case and when, if ever, the parties are able to reach an agreement on the issues which the court would otherwise have to determine upon divorce.

Based in Manassas, our divorce attorneys have provided trusted family law counsel to Prince William County for over 20 years. To see what it’s like to work with us, we welcome you to learn more about why clients choose us and to read our client reviews. To request a consultation, please contact Farrell & Croft.

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