Family Law and Divorce Attorneys in Virginia
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Divorce Attorneys in Fairfax, VA

Award-Winning Family Law Service in Virginia – Call (703) 935-4222

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.

Why Choose Our Fairfax Divorce Law Firm?

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers®
  • Decades of Collective Legal Insight and Experience
  • Top Rating for Ethics & Talent (AV Preeminent® Rating)
  • Legal Careers That Have Been 100% Focused on Family Law

Call (703) 935-4222 or send an email to reach us today. Start getting the legal answers you can depend on.


Our Areas of Practice in Divorce

Our Fairfax divorce lawyers have successfully negotiated many amicable settlements in divorces, enabling our clients to legally finalize this emotional process and avoid 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 wide range of divorce cases, including complex financial matters in asset division.

These complex financial matters include, but are not limited to:

  • Tracing assets
  • Closely-held businesses
  • Discovery of hidden assets
  • Division of retirement accounts
  • Protecting separate assets, such as inheritance
  • Dividing hybrid assets that are part separate and part marital

Decisions regarding the division of property can often be a point of contention and when spouses 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 the marriage among other factors. However, “fair” does not always mean “equal” and consulting with our firm can help to see that you receive your appropriate share of the marital assets.

Methods for Divorce in Virginia

Generally, there are two main avenues for the dissolution of marriage: contested and uncontested divorce. In cases where spouses can reach agreements outside of a courtroom or through processes such as mediation, an uncontested divorce may be appropriate. This method can be less costly and more expedient as litigation is usually not needed. However, in the case where disputes exist regarding one or more major issues, a court hearing may be inevitable. This is known as a contested divorce and in Virginia, spouses have the option of pursuing a “fault” divorce against one another.

Grounds for a fault divorce can include:

  • Adultery
  • The abandonment of a spouse
  • Abuse or threats which cause reasonable fear for a spouse’s safety
  • A spouse is convicted of a felony punishable by more than one year in jail

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 six months. Furthermore, spouses may be required to live apart for a period of six months to one year, depending on the method of divorce and whether there are any minor children. This requirement may be different for members of the military. To learn more about the specific requirements for divorce and how it may affect your family, contact our Fairfax divorce firm today.

Nationally Recognized Family Law Attorneys

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 chosen to be Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Christopher Malinowski is one of those select few and is recognized as a 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 when you contact Chris Malinowski and his team of divorce lawyers today.

Call (703) 935-4222 today to schedule your consultation with our experienced, trial-tested family law and divorce attorneys in Fairfax.

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.

Read What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

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Why Malinowski Hubbard?

Malinowski Hubbard is committed to providing:
  • Compassionate, Hands-On Guidance

  • Tenacious Courtroom
    Advocacy

  • Effective Solutions Tailored to Each Client

  • Honest Advice, Accessible Communication