Northern Virginia Divorce Cases
If you are unhappy in your marriage and have been contemplating getting a divorce in Northern Virginia, you are likely going through one of the more difficult times in your life. There is no question that even the most amicable divorce is a very stressful process, and if your divorce involves any degree of hostility and potentially extensive litigation, the situation can feel even worse. However, staying in a failed marriage is obviously not a situation you desire, so you must do what you need to do get your life back to where you want it to be.
One of the best things you can do to help get through this most difficult time is speak with an experienced Northern Virginia divorce attorney who not only understands the law, and will do everything in his or her power to get the results you desire, within the confines of the situation, but an attorney who will walk you through the process, and be there at every step of the way. Having a Northern Virginia divorce attorney who can explain to you what is going on at all times, but handle the stressful aspects of the case, will allow you to focus on your health and emotional well-being, and most importantly, get on with the rest of your life.
One thing that might help you at this early state in the process is have a basic understand about how divorce law works in the Commonwealth of Virginia and what you could expect to happen. However, it should be noted that every case is different as the facts are never the same, and you should speak with and experienced Northern Virginia attorney about your particular divorce.
Types of Divorce in Northern Virginia
As outlined by a publication from the Virginia State Bar, there are two different types of divorces in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The first type of divorce is known as divorce a mesa et thoro, or a divorce from bed and board. This type of divorce involves what is generally referred to as a legal separation in other jurisdiction, where the parties are separated from one another, but are not permitted to remarry. There are various grounds for obtaining a legal separation, and you can read about them in the section of Legal Separation in Northern, Virginia.
What most people think or a divorce, or absolute divorce, is technically referred to a divorce from the bonds of matrimony or a divorce a vinculo matrimonii. In the Northern Virginia divorce cases, an absolute divorce can be grated based upon fault grounds such as adultery, conviction of a felony, or you can petition the court for a no-fault divorce, which is technically called a separation divorce.
The best type of divorce for which you should petition the court depends on the facts of your particular situation. Your Northern, Virginia divorce attorney can discuss this with you during a complete and confidential consolation.
The family law attorneys at DiPietro Family Law Group have years of experience handling domestic relations cases in jurisdictions across Northern Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. Contact us to schedule a consultation today at (703) 370-5555.