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Specializing in Family Law - Separation - Divorce

Norfolk VA Divorce Lawyers - When prospective clients first call Connor & Price, their circumstances usually fall into one of three situations:

1. Contemplating separation and/or an eventual divorce, or committed to obtaining a divorce, and are not sure of their rights and obligations. 

  • Consultation: We will obtain a detailed social and economic history of your relationship
  • Discuss expectations : We will advise you as to what you should reasonably seek in settlement negotiations
    or what you can reasonably expect to be awarded if litigation proves necessary.
  • Encourage: We will then encourage you to attempt to reach an agreement with your spouse on all matters:
    namely custody and visitation (if there are children); spousal support (or alimony); equitable division of assets (personal property, investments, retirement accounts, etc...); and the equitable division of any liabilities (debts).
  • Separation Agreements : If you are able to reach an agreement with your spouse (and we are usually a silent partner in that process), we will prepare a written Separation Agreement. This is a valid and binding contract and will eventually be incorporated into any Divorce Decree.
  • No Fault Divorce - (No Minor Children)
    If you have a written Separation Agreement and have no minor children, you can be awarded a so-called "no-fault" divorce by
    simply proving that you have been separated for six months.
  • No Fault Divorce - (Minor Children) If you have a written Separation Agreement and there are minor children you can obtain a
     "no-fault" divorce after you have been separated for twelve months.
  • The court hearing in "no-fault" cases where there is a written Separation Agreement are never contested and the
    Divorce Decree is entered at the end of a brief hearing.

2. They are not separated but are committed to a divorce and are not able to reach an agreement because they can not
     communicate with their spouse or their spouse's demands are unreasonable.

  • Consultation: We will obtain a detailed social and economic history of your relationship
  • Discuss expectations : We will advise you as to what you can reasonably expect to obtain through litigation
    or what you can reasonably expect to be awarded if litigation proves necessary.
  • Begin the process : We will discuss the best ways to effect a separation and begin the process.

3. They have already separated, for whatever reason, and need immediate assistance in securing support and/or custody/visitation
    and/or protection from their spouse and/or protection of their property rights or, they have been served with divorce "papers"

  • Consultation: We will obtain a detailed social and economic history, advise you of your rights and obligations, and establish reasonable goals.
  • Immediate Legal Action: We will then immediately take whatever legal action is necessary to secure your rights or protect them.
Because of our experience and hard-earned reputations as attorneys who know what their clients are entitled to and do what is necessary to secure those entitlements, we are able to negotiate satisfactory settlements in over 95% of our cases, including the ones which suit has or will have to be filed at the time we are retained.

Some Links of Interest:

CODE OF VIRGINIA:

Divorce, Affirmation and Annulment:
§20-89 - §20-124


Custody and Visitation Arrangements for Minor Children:
§20-124.1 - §20-124.6


The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA):
§20-146.1 - §20-146.38


The Premarital Agreement Act
§20-147 - §20-155


The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA)
§20-88.32 - §20-88.81



 
 

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P 757.627.5000 | F 757.627.9411

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