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Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce

Whether you are filing for divorce or are contending with having been served divorce papers, you are likely to have many questions. While every divorce has myriad different issues, here are brief answers to a few of the questions I am often asked about divorce:

How long will my divorce take?

There is no standard time frame for divorce. The amount of time it takes for a divorce to be finalized depends on several circumstances like whether you have children, the length of your marriage and amount of joint property. Steven D. McFadgen, Sr. Counselor & Attorney At Law, can help give you a better estimate of how long your divorce may take.

What happens with our property in divorce?

The property and assets that you and your spouse obtained after marriage are considered marital property, and Virginia is an equitable distribution state. This means that while the division may not be even, the court will try to fairly divide your assets. Attorney McFadgen can work with you to determine what will be included in the equitable distribution of your assets and what may be considered separate property.

What is a parenting plan?

A parenting plan is the formal document detailing decisions you and your spouse agreed upon related to child custody and visitation. Your parenting plan will be dependent on whether there is sole or joint custody. The firm can assist you in working on a parenting plan that keeps the needs and best interests of the child first.

Can I relocate with my children?

In order to relocate with your children after divorce, you are required to notify the state and the other parent by giving written notice at least 30 days before the move. If the other parent objects to the relocation, it will be up to the court to decide what is in the child’s best interest. Attorney McFadgen can help you file the proper paperwork and notice to relocate with your children.

Learn More From An Experienced Attorney By Scheduling A Consultation

Divorce can be an emotional process, but Steven D. McFadgen, Sr. Counselor & Attorney At Law, can help you sort through those emotions to focus on your ideal outcome. He will work to keep your best interest and the best interest of your children at the forefront of the case. Call 434-338-6983 or email him to schedule a consultation and learn more about how he can help you. Virtual consultations are also available from the privacy of your home.