Falls Church Divorce Attorney
If you are facing divorce or annulment and live in the City of Falls Church, East Falls Church, or West Falls Church, a Falls Church divorce attorney can make sure your divorce papers are filed in the appropriate court. Failure to file in the proper jurisdiction will cause delays and additional expense. Living in the Falls Church area means your divorce will be handled by the Fairfax County or Arlington County Circuit Court.
Services Provided by Falls Church Divorce Attorney
The divorce process is emotionally draining, rightfully so as there is a lot on the line. Questions swirl around your head regarding finances, who gets the house, and where will the children live. You and your spouse may try to work out the details but you will soon realize the laws and rules are too confusing and complicated; it may also be too emotionally upsetting to attempt to work together. The emotional support of friends and relatives may be welcomed, but their legal advice may not be best for you. It is imperative to have a competent Falls Church divorce attorney on your side advising of your rights and advocating for you.
No matter what stage of the divorce process you are in, a Falls Church divorce attorney at the Law Office of Afsana Chowdhury, PLC, can help you. We will explain the process to you in a way that is easy to understand without the legalese, answer your questions, and develop a strategy specific for you. Each of our clients is equally important to us and we successfully negotiate for the best results for each one.
Our firm handles all aspects of family law in Falls Church, Virginia. Our expertise includes:
An uncontested divorce is where there are no fault grounds and all property, custody, and support matters are resolved. It is typically possible when, for example, the spouses are amicable and there is not a lot of property to divide. Our firm can help you achieve an uncontested divorce. Then, we file the proper paper work with the appropriate court to finalize the divorce.
A contested divorce is where the parties cannot agree on all matters at issue. There are outstanding matters for a judge to decide. We represent clients as they move through a contested divorce and ensure that their goals are heard at court hearings.
A Separation Agreement is a legally binding contract between the parties that resolves marital issues. A Separation Agreement allows solutions tailored to your situation without relying on a judge to make your decisions.
An annulment is the canceling of a marriage as if it never existed. Not every couple is entitled to an annulment. We will explain the specific requirements or an annulment and advise which path may be best for your situation.
Like many aspects of divorce, dividing the benefits of military and former military spouses can be daunting. The Law Office of Afsana Chowdhury, PLC, a leading military divorce firm in Falls Church, Virginia, has helped many military families resolve their marital issues.
Property and Asset Division
Virginia follows equitable distribution laws. This does not mean all assets and debts are divided 50/50. A multitude of factors is used to determine fair property division. We make sure all assets are accounted for and negotiate for your property rights.
If applicable, we help our clients negotiate fair support agreements and inform you of any applicable tax implications.
Child Custody and Support
There are many options when developing a custody and visitation calendar. We can help you craft a fair plan that puts the children’s best interests first. Likewise, with our knowledge of the nuances of Virginia law, we calculate child support that accounts for any special needs and family circumstances.
Similar to a Separation Agreement, having a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can save time, money, and emotional stress in the future. A prenuptial agreement is prepared before marriage and lays out the plan should the parties divorce. A postnuptial agreement is similar but is prepared during the marriage.
Our experience in family law allows us to craft prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that are legally binding and meet our client’s goals.
Learn more about the aspects of family law from the Virginia State Bar and click here.
What are the Types of Separation Options that a Falls Church Divorce Attorney can Help with?
In addition to meeting residency requirements, you or your spouse cannot file for a no-fault divorce unless you have consistently lived separate and apart. If you have children under 18, you and your spouse must be separated for at least one year, or if you do not have children under 18, you and your spouse must be separated for at least six months and have a signed separation or property agreement. Separation may include living in the same household, however there are very strict rules regarding what the couple cannot do to be considered living separate and apart. Your Falls Church divorce attorney will ask questions about your living situation to determine if you have been living separate and apart in accordance with Virginia law.
Contact a Falls Church Divorce Attorney
If you are facing divorce, consult with a Falls Church divorce attorney at the Law Office of Afsana Chowdhury, PLC, as soon as possible. Our experienced attorneys can guide you through the complicated process of separation and divorce under our transparent flat-fee pricing plan. Call 703-782-4360 or contact us by clicking here.