Family Law

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Virginia Beach Family Lawyer

Guiding Clients Through Family Law Matters For Over 25 Years

Whether it is divorce, child custody, or another issue, it is understandable to feel overwhelmed, confused and discouraged when you are facing family matters. You may feel like you are completely on your own during this time. Fortunately, the Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller is here to help.

With 25 years of experience, we know what it takes to help our clients obtain the most favorable results possible. Our Virginia Beach family lawyer can evaluate your case, discuss your rights, develop an effective case strategy, and either negotiate a compromise or aggressively protect your best interests.

Providing Compassionate Representation When You Need It Most

When you and your families are experiencing the most important changes of your life, it is imperative to have someone on your side who can guide you with compassion and wisdom. At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, our team is aware that each issue is unique and requires an effective strategy that is effectively designed to fulfill the needs of each family member.

Our family law attorney in Virginia Beach believe it is our duty to provide you with the right counsel necessary to make informed and financially responsible decisions with regard to the complexities of your family's issues. We aim to help you understand the bigger picture and move toward the most favorable outcome possible.

Helping Families Find Effective Solutions 

Family law issues are not only financially costly but also emotionally exhausting, causing severe damage to relationships. When you’re facing difficult situations with your loved ones, you need a lawyer who understands your needs on a personal level. Our Virginia family law attorney provides the compassionate and reputable insight families need during tumultuous times. We also provide financing options for those who qualify to help alleviate the monetary stress that you may be dealing with.

Dealing with family issues in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, or Hampton Roads? Call The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller today at  (757) 267-4949 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our family law attorney in Virginia Beach.

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What Does a Family Law Attorney Do?

In Virginia, family lawyers are advocates for those who are facing family-related issues. Matrimonial law covers everything from marriage and annulment to child custody and adoption. Because they involve family and children, issues – especially contested cases – strongly benefit from the experienced counsel and representation of a family law attorney.

The services a Virginia Beach family lawyer provides depend on the law firm, as well as the needs of the particular case and client. In general, family lawyers:

  • Answer questions about and file petitions for a dissolution of decree
  • Offer arbitration and mediation as an alternative to divorce
  • Respond to petitions for divorce
  • Litigate trial
  • Assist in negotiating child support and child custody arrangements

When you and your family are experiencing the most important changes of your life, it is imperative to have someone on your side who can guide you with compassion and wisdom. At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, our Virginia Beach family lawyer, is aware that each situation is unique and requires an effective strategy that is effectively designed to fulfill the needs of each family member.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Does Family Law Cover?

    Family law is a branch of the legal system that deals with any scenario that is relevant to families. It handles things such as marriage, annulment, child custody, adoption and guardianship, child emancipation, domestic violence and abuse, and so forth.

  • Do I Need an Attorney for Family Law Matters?

    You are not required to hire an attorney in family law scenarios, but you probably should. Any time you mix the law with your family, the situation is complex and emotionally charged. Legally, an attorney can provide advice, negotiate on your behalf, and represent you in court when necessary. They are familiar with the laws and regulations, and they work to protect their client’s rights and interests. Without an attorney, you risk making a costly mistake, or you may receive an unfavorable outcome.

  • Does Losing Child Custody Mean I Can’t See My Kids?

    Courts typically don’t want to separate parents from their children, unless they believe a parent is dangerous or harmful to the child. Even if you receive no direct custody, you can still earn visitation rights. This is specifically scheduled time when you can be alone with your kids, but you must return them by a specific time.

  • What Is Joint Custody?

    Parents can have sole custody, or joint custody, given to only one person, shared between the parents. Courts can distribute joint custody in a variety of ways. One parent could have physical custody while the other has custody. Parents could share one or both forms of custody. The percentage of custody can be closer to 50/50 or as broad as 90/10. Possible combinations are almost limitless.

  • Do I Have to Go to Court for My Divorce?

    Divorcing spouses are free to make any agreements they choose. However, it’s always best to include an attorney who can help correct any mistakes and make sure you don’t miss anything important. Instead of going to court, you can attend mediation, where you negotiate the terms together.

  • Can I Get an Annulment?

    Annulment is different from divorce. It essentially erases a marriage from your record, and it applies only to special circumstances. You can get an annulment if you were incapacitated at the time of the marriage; if either partner was underage at the time; if either partner was forced or tricked into the marriage; if either partner is already legally married; if there was fraud in the marriage; and so on.

  • Does Virginia Recognize Legal Separation?
    No. Legal separation is not an option for Virginians.
  • Will I Have to Pay Spousal Support in My Divorce?

    Alimony is a way of protecting spouses from becoming destitute after a judicial separation. If either spouse is financially dependent on the other, even a little bit, the higher-earning spouse will probably be asked to pay some form of alimony.

  • Will I Have to Pay Child Support in My Divorce?

    Legally, when you are a parent, you are expected to support your children financially. In divorces, this often means contributing money to the children. Both parents are expected to pay child support, and the final ruling is based on each parent’s income and their ability to contribute. Even if someone has sole custody, they spend their money directly on the children, therefore paying child support. The other simply supplements that expense through monthly payments.

  • How Long Does It Take to Get Divorced in Virginia?

    Generally, the entire process takes between six months to one year. Many factors can contribute to shortening or extending this time. If, for instance, there is evidence of abuse, the court can expedite the process. Couples can also make agreements together through mediation, bypassing a lengthy courtroom trial.

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