Chesapeake Divorce Attorney The Right Attorney Makes All The Difference

Chesapeake Divorce Attorney

The decision to end your marriage is a difficult one. It comes with much emotional distress. You must essentially start your life anew, and that is a hard challenge to face. Moreover, it also comes with legal concerns which can make the emotional trials even worse.

At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, our team takes a compassionate approach to our clients. We know the struggle you are facing, and we want to help ease that burden. Our firm can take the legal woes off your hands. With years of experience, we know how to work toward outcomes that are beneficial and fair for everyone.

If you are facing a divorce in Chesapeake, allow our lawyers to help. You can set up a free consultation with us online.

Contested Divorces

You must handle a contested divorce in court. Essentially, to “contest” something is to challenge it. If either party does not agree to the divorce, or if they believe the other party is making unfair claims or demands, then they can contest the dissolution.

Divorce court is like any other trial. It requires making claims and proving them. Alternatively, you must also answer any claims made against you. This requires gathering evidence and building your case. You can bring in documents, communications, and witnesses to help. Let our team do this work for you. Chances are, you have enough on your mind already. You can trust us to build a case for you and help you argue your claims in court.

Uncontested Divorces

When both parties agree to a divorce, there is no need to take the matter to court. It is not necessary to make any overt claims, either. You can simply state your desire to end the marriage and go from there.

Technically, you can make any decisions you want amongst yourselves. This, however, is not recommended. It’s simply too easy to miss something important. You can also come to an agreement that makes sense but mistakenly write it in a way that is not legally sound.

Our firm can help you with a collaborative divorce. In this process, everyone works together to reach the best solutions. Each spouse hires an attorney, but these lawyers are not in competition. They are working together toward your benefit. One attorney can even recommend another if necessary.

Collaborative divorce also allows you to bring in outside experts. For instance, you can include financial experts and child psychologists, helping ensure everyone receives the support they need.

High-Asset Divorces

When your family has wealth, property is often complicated. Many of your assets, for instance, could be tied into stocks or digital investments. It can be difficult to decipher the ownership of such property.

Our team is ready to do the hard work of helping you untangle your assets in a divorce. We want to make sure that everyone is treated fairly, getting what they need and deserve after the marriage ends.

Military Divorce

Sometimes, military benefits go to both the veteran and their spouse. For instance, military retirement is considered a marital asset. You could potentially share portions of it long after the marriage ends. Allow our firm to help you evaluate ownership and entitlement of your military benefits.

Child custody can often be a struggle in a military divorce as well. The military parent may be called away for long stretches, making it difficult to create a reasonable parenting plan.

Our team can help you create a plan that accounts for active duty. We can build in stipulations for what should happen when you are home and when you are away. Our lawyers understand the need to have quality time with your kids, and we can navigate the obstacles that your work creates.

We are also here to help with:

  • Paternity and Fathers’ Rights
  • Domestic Violence
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • And more!

For help with your Chesapeake divorce, trust our attorneys. You can call us today at (757) 267-4949, or you can reach us online.

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Case Results

A Track Record of Success
  • Protective Order Domestic Violence

    Our client's estranged wife had filed a protective order to prohibit him from having contact with her to gain exclusive use and possession of the home. We were successful in showing that she had motive to fabricate and that had consulted with an attorney regarding getting our client out of her house days before filing the request for a protective order.

  • Pre Litigation Defense – Rape Sex Crimes

    Our client was the respondent of a protective order wherein the petitioner alleged that she was raped. She sought a two-year protective order and was seeking to have detectives assist in securing warrants against him. We suspect that the admissions made on cross-examination by the alleged victim at the hearing will prevent the Commonwealth from bringing any charges.

  • Protective Order Family Law

    Our client's estranged wife had filed a protective order to prohibit him from having contact with her to gain exclusive use and possession of the home. We were successful in showing that she had motive to fabricate and that had consulted with an attorney regarding getting our client out of her house days before filing the request for a protective order.

  • Driving Under the Influence 4th Offense– Bond Hearing DUI

    Our client was charged with fourth offense driving under the influence. Based upon his age and pre-existing health conditions, we were able to show that jail was an unsafe place. Our client was released on house arrest conditioned upon his wearing SCRAM bracelet which tracks his location and ensures that he does not consume alcohol.

  • Violation of Protective Order – Appeal Domestic Violence

    Our client was under a protective order to have no hostile contact with his family. The Commonwealth alleged that based upon several text exchanges that he had threatened his teenage children. Without the assistance of counsel, he received 90 days of active incarceration in lower Court. On appeal we were able to reduce his confinement to 24 hours – time served.

  • Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit Misdemeanor Felony Defense

    Our client was charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor, but the Commonwealth agreed to dismiss the charge at the preliminary hearing stage against our client who suffered severe and debilitating mental illness.

  • Third Offense Petty Larceny Felony Defense

    Our client was charged with felony third offense petty larceny, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in the Virginia State Penitentiary. We were successful in negotiating a reduction to a misdemeanor petty larceny charge with no active jail time.

  • Possession of Marijuana- Appeal Drug Crimes

    Our client plead not guilty to a second offense possession of marijuana charge. We successfully argued that the Commonwealth had failed to prove constructive possession. The case was dismissed.

  • Driving Under the Influence DUI

    Our client was charged with driving under the influence after officers answered a call for service in a church parking lot. Eyewitnesses were able to testify as to the time of operation and identify the driver. Officers testified that they smelled alcohol coming from our client, that he was unsteady on his feet, and that he had not done well on his field sobriety tests. Video evidence secured from the church and bodycam footage did not support the testimony. The DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving.

  • Domestic Violence Domestic Violence

    Our client was alleged to have assaulted the girlfriend of her child’s father during an exchange of the child at a police precinct. Phone video evidence and inconsistencies in the Prosecutor’s witness testimony led to a dismissal of the charge.

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