Divorce can be one of the most stressful events most people will face in their lifetimes. Between parting ways with a spouse and deep concern about their future relationship with their children, it can be too much to handle alone.
If you are facing divorce, you need an attorney whom you can trust to walk you through this process, providing assurance and advocacy that protects your rights. At Wilson C. Pasley, PLC, of Roanoke, Virginia, you will receive skilled and compassionate family law and divorce representation, covering all aspects of your split. This includes child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, visitation, modifications and other complex considerations that might be missed, costing you in the future.
I, attorney Wilson C. Pasley, place a high priority on the future of the children, working toward agreements and parenting plans that allow both parents to maintain healthy relationships with their children and act in the children’s best interests.
While I will make every attempt to help you resolve your divorce using a collaborative approach, sometimes litigation cannot be avoided. When that happens, you need a divorce lawyer to stand strong in your corner. With years of courtroom experience, I will do everything possible to help you achieve your desired outcome. To schedule a consultation, email me online or call me at 540-627-5026.
Types Of Divorce In Virginia
In Virginia, there are fault-based divorces and no-fault divorces. A divorce based on fault can be sought when one spouse commits adultery, commits acts of cruelty toward the other spouse, willfully abandons the other spouse or is convicted of a felony and imprisoned for more than one year.
Conversely, you can obtain a no-fault divorce at any time so long as you and your spouse have lived separately for at least a year. This period is shortened to only six months if you and your spouse have no children under 18 and can amicably enter into a separation agreement.
What Is A Separation Agreement?
Essentially, a separation agreement is an agreement about how you and your soon-to-be ex will address all of your divorce-related legal issues, including property division, child custody, visitation, child support and spousal support.
When creating a separation agreement, it is always best to speak with a lawyer, especially given the importance and potential long-term implications of such an agreement.