When the spouses are in general agreement regarding key issues concerning children, support and property, they can get an uncontested divorce in Virginia. The process is simple and straightforward, though you should have legal representation to ensure that your rights are protected.
At Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, we provide affordable representation in uncontested divorce cases. Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable in the law and Fairfax County Circuit Court procedures, and in your case we will work to accomplish your divorce in an efficient manner. We can handle all aspects of your divorce, often for a reasonable flat fee.
To learn more about the uncontested divorce process in Virginia, contact our experienced divorce attorneys.
Getting an Uncontested Divorce in Virginia
To obtain an uncontested or no-fault divorce in Virginia, the spouses must be separated for six months (if they have no minor children) or for one year (if they have minor children) and have a written agreement. In all cases a witness will have to provide corroboration of the separation.
When you retain our firm to handle your uncontested divorce, we will explain the uncontested divorce process, its timeline and other critical issues, including property division, even when you believe there are no property issues, as well as custody and support. We will also take the time to understand your situation to make sure that you qualify for a no-fault divorce and that there are no complicating factors. Your lawyer will then draft the settlement agreement or review it, if it is already prepared to make sure that it covers all relevant points and protects your interests.
To finalize an uncontested divorce, there are different options of how to proceed, including:
- Brief court appearance (ore tenus hearing) — Our law firm can represent you in this short hearing that will require your presence and that of a witness. Prior to the hearing, we will explain what will happen during the hearing, including the questions you will have to answer under oath.
- Divorce by deposition — In this option, no court appearance is required. You and your witness will have to answer a few simple questions at a deposition conducted in our offices before a court reporter or on written questions.
Whatever your situation, Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, will provide quality legal services designed to protect your interests and achieve your divorce in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Contact a No-Fault Divorce Lawyer
To schedule a consultation about an uncontested divorce, contact Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC. We help families facing divorce and other legal issues in Northern Virginia.