Poquoson, Virginia Divorce Lawyers
Virginia Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
Hampton, VA 23666
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Mary Commander’s Education & Experience:
She is a magna cum laude graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she served for three years as an elected member of...
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
Regent University School of Law
Better Business Bureau member with an A+ rating.
Criminal & Traffic Defense, DUI/DWI, Assault offenses, Personal Injury (Automobile Accidents and Slip & Fall), Family Law, Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Support, Juvenile Defense, Bond Hearings, Appeals, Expungements, Wills & Trusts, Power of Attorney, Medical Directives.
Michelle Mordue Helms began as a Paralegal 31 years ago and is a graduate of Syracuse Law School. She was admitted to practice law in New York in 2003.
After relocating to Virginia in 2003, she was admitted to the Virginia State Bar...
Mr. Garrett has been in private practice since graduating from the Boyd School of Law at UNLV in 2005.
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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