A Law Firm Experienced In All Methods Of Divorce

Going through a divorce can be relatively simple and amicable, or it can be extremely complicated and stressful. However, most divorce cases, even the uncontested ones, are emotionally draining and can be financially draining if you do not pick the right firm to represent you. At DeFazio Bal, our Richmond divorce lawyers have over 55 years of combined experience and are committed to providing quality representation to our clients going through divorce. Whether you have just been served papers or have already been discussing divorce for months, we are here to support you.

We'll Help You Reach Agreements

The main element of a divorce that can be emotionally and financially stressful is the length of time it takes to reach agreements between you and your spouse. If you can remain somewhat civil, it will make the process much more straightforward. Our Richmond divorce attorneys are committed to guiding you toward the least complex solutions possible.

A few examples of the areas of divorce we can advise and represent in include:

How Long Do You Have To Be Separated In Virginia To Get A Divorce?

There are legal requirements to fulfill prior to your divorce filing. If it is a no-fault, or uncontested divorce, there must be a waiting period of at least one year after you and your spouse have separated before a divorce can be finalized. You must have been living separately from your spouse during this one year. Some circumstances, however, can shorten this to only six months if you do not have children under the age of 18, and you have already established legal separation.

Working To Avoid Divorce Litigation

Although our Richmond divorce attorneys are highly confident in their litigation skills, we always aim to avoid trial whenever possible. There are many advantages to reaching agreements outside of court, including that it is less expensive, more private and it leaves decisions out of the judge's hands. Mediation has been incredibly successful for many of our clients to resolve a variety of issues in divorce. If circumstances do require the assistance of the court, you can trust that we advocate aggressively for your needs.

Please contact us online today or call 804-419-6551 if you would like to make an appointment for a case consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer from our legal team. We have offices in Glen Allen and Midlothian, and we serve clients throughout Central Virginia.