Virginia Family Law Attorneys
At the Richmond law firm of Cravens & Noll, our lawyers help our clients adjust to the reality that their marriage is over. By the time you complete your first meeting with us, you will not only have a good understanding of the financial and practical implications of this fact, but you will also feel much better about your ability to get through the experience of a divorce or legal separation in one piece.Contact us in Richmond for a free initial consultation.
We give every one of our clients the chance to explain their situation and concerns about divorce, separation, and any specific problems regarding child custody, property division, or alimony. Our lawyers then talk you through your options in light of your goals and circumstances, so that you leave our office with a workable plan.
Our lawyers can also help you decide whether you want to proceed with your divorce the easy way or the hard way. Virginia law lets you take whichever approach suits you best. If the easy way sounds good to you, we can help you work through a Separation and Property Settlement Agreement (PSA) that settles most or all of the following issues: property division, spousal support, child support, child custody, and visitation. The PSA should be negotiated and executed on the basis of full and accurate disclosure of each spouse’s assets, liabilities, and income.
For spouses with children, the PSA can be presented in court one year after it was signed, and a no-fault divorce is granted. If there are no children of the marriage, the divorce can be granted six months after legal separation.
Sometimes the hard way is inevitable. If you anticipate difficult issues with respect to the division of property, contested child custody issues, alimony problems, or any other matter that will need to be resolved eventually, we will give you a solid understanding of your rights and responsibilities and let you call the shots from there. While most of our clients figure out a way to compromise issues in dispute sooner or later, we understand that sometimes there can be no alternative to fighting it out in court. We are always ready to do so, and our experience with contested divorce litigation can give you a substantial advantage.
Richmond divorce lawyer J. Thompson Cravens is a former JAG officer in the U.S. Army, and has a special interest in helping clients overcome the special challenges presented in a military divorce. If you or your spouse serves in any branch of the armed forces, we can help you resolve all of the complications that military service can present in a divorce case.
At Cravens & Noll, you can count on our attorneys to provide highly attentive client service and practical advice based on your specific situation. Contact us in either West End or Southside Richmond for a free initial consultation about your divorce problems.