Divorce can be an emotionally and legally complicated process and when you and your loved ones’ futures are at stake, you deserve to work with exceptional legal advocates. At Malinowski Hubbard, our Fairfax divorce & family lawyers have extensive experience guiding clients through all manner of divorce proceedings. With our straight-talk communication style, we ensure that you will always know the status of your case and your legal options. If you are working through or anticipating a divorce, our firm can provide the dedicated representation you deserve.
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Our Fairfax divorce lawyers have successfully negotiated many amicable settlements in divorces, enabling our clients to legally finalize this emotional process, avoiding the added stress and cost of going to trial. If a settlement out of the courtroom is not possible, we are equipped to provide you with vigorous, competent representation at trial. From matters of child custody to gray divorces to seeking or defending against protective orders, we can safeguard your rights and can keep you informed and fully involved throughout the process.
We are experienced in litigating a range of issues in divorce cases, including complex financial matters in asset division such as:
Decisions regarding the division of property can often be a point of contention and when couples cannot come to an agreement, a court will dictate the terms of division and distribution. Virginia is an equitable distribution state, meaning that property will be divided fairly between spouses based on each spouse’s total contribution to a marriage. However, “fair” does not always mean “equal” and consulting with our firm can help to see that you receive your share of the marital assets.
Generally, there are two main avenues for the dissolution of marriage: contested and uncontested divorce. In cases where a couple can reach agreements outside of a courtroom or through processes such as mediation, an uncontested divorce may be appropriate. As litigation is not usually needed, this method can be less costly and more expedient. However, in the case where disputes exist regarding one or more major issues, a courtroom battle may be inevitable. This is known as a contested divorce and in Virginia, couples have the option of pursuing a “fault” divorce.
Grounds for a fault divorce can include:
There is also a residency requirement which divorcing spouses must meet, regardless of the route for divorce they pursue. In Virginia, to be eligible to file for divorce, one spouse must live in the state for at least one year. Furthermore, spouses may be required to live apart for a period of six months to one year, depending on the method of divorce. This requirement may be different for members of the military and to learn more about the specific requirements for divorce and how it may affect your family, contact our firm today.
When the future of your family is on the line, look no further than Malinowski Hubbard, PLLC. Only a select number of attorneys in the United States are considered Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Christopher Malinowski is one such leading figure in the field of divorce and family law, having earned this recognition by demonstrating exceptional talent, insight, and integrity in his legal practice. Get the high-caliber representation you deserve and contact our Fairfax divorce lawyers today.
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Our divorce lawyers practice in all Northern Virginia Courts, including Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, Loudoun, and Stafford Counties, as well as the City of Alexandria.
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