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Suffolk Divorce Attorney

Experienced Representation for Divorcing Couples

The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller has decades of combined experience in family law. We are committed to our clients, providing the legal guidance you need. Our lawyers can work closely with you, helping ensure your rights are protected and that you get optimal results.

To meet with our team, you can schedule time with us online.

Different Types of Virginia Divorces 

Contested Divorce

The term "contested divorce" refers to situations where divorcing spouses cannot agree. They may have conflict in just one aspect of their divorce, or there could be a myriad of concerns. Legally, when you challenge something, you “contest” it. 

It takes a courtroom trial to settle a contested divorce. This can be a long, adversarial process. Both parties must provide evidence and testimony supporting their position. 

Even during this emotional turmoil, the goal is to reach a resolution that best serves both spouses’ interests. Our firm can represent you in a contested divorce, fighting to make sure you get what you deserve.

Uncontested Divorce

When spouses are on the same page and able to agree on all issues, they can have an uncontested divorce. There is nothing to challenge, and spouses can create any outcomes they wish. 

In an uncontested divorce, spouses can make agreements on any aspect, such as child custody and support, spousal support, and property division. Rather than hiring lawyers to fight over every detail, an uncontested divorce simply requires the court's approval. 

Even amicable divorces may require some extra help. Our team offers mediation to spouses who want to work a divorce out themselves. In this process, we act as a neutral third party, and we help spouses negotiate the terms of their marriage dissolution.

High Asset Divorce

Divorce is never easy, and significant wealth adds a new level of complexity to the process. Property division in these cases can be particularly contentious, as both parties want to maintain control of their assets. Additionally, high net worth divorces can require assistance from financial experts and appraisers.

When your divorce involves significant assets and property, you must work with a skilled attorney. Our lawyers understand the financial intricacies of this situation. 

Military Divorce

When a military member divorces, they face challenges beyond the usual legal proceedings. Generally, it is difficult to divide military benefits, as the law classifies many to be marital assets. 

Our team can help you untangle the legal complexities of dividing military retirement between spouses. We understand that entitlement claims can arise in these situations. Our goal is to help make sure each spouse receives the equitable asset split they deserve. 

How Much Does It Cost to Have a Divorce in VA?

Here are the costs you can expect to face, no matter your circumstances:

  • Filing costs: $91
  • Serving papers (if necessary): $12
  • Reverting back to your birth name, if you took on your spouse’s name: $21

Beyond these standard expenses, there are no surefire ways to anticipate your costs.

Contested divorces tend to be more expensive. They require court fees, and you must pay for your attorney’s time. This time includes any investigation, evidence gathering, courtroom appearances, and so on.

Uncontested divorces are generally much cheaper. If you choose mediation, which is a good option, you must pay for your mediator’s time, which is an hourly fee. A less complicated divorce may require only one meeting, generally lasting between three or four hours. More complicated divorces can result in multiple meetings, adding to your expense.

Our team wants to help you choose the most affordable option that still meets your needs. Let us review your case, and we can help guide your next steps.

How Long Does It Take for a Divorce to Finalize in VA?

Each divorce case is unique, and numerous factors impact their duration. Uncontested divorce typically takes 6 to 8 weeks. A contested divorce may several months or even years to finalize. This length is due to the intricate details that need resolution. Conflicts regarding custody or property division can be particularly time-consuming.

Our team can review your case and offer you a realistic timeline for your divorce. We don’t want you embroiled in a costly, bitter dispute, and we can work toward a healthy resolution that helps satisfy all parties involved.

For top-quality divorce representation in Suffolk, VA, trust the team of lawyers at The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller. Call our office today at (757) 267-4949 to set up your consultation.

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