Virginia Beach Divorce Attorney

Experienced & Aggressive Family Law Attorney in Hampton Roads

Deciding to end a marriage is never easy. Complex issues can arise during a divorce, including spousal support, property division, child custody, and child support. Top Tier Law Group is here to guide you through the process of handling these matters.

If you are going through a divorce, having a dependable Virginia Beach divorce lawyer on your side can ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive a fair agreement.

Top Tier Law Group devotes ample time and attention to every one of our clients. When you turn to us, you can take comfort in knowing that your case is in capable hands.

We are here to help you through this difficult time. Call (757) 600-6321 today to schedule a free consultation.

Divorce Requirements in Virginia

If you wish to file for divorce in Virginia, you must have been a resident for a minimum of six months prior to filing. You must also have acceptable grounds for your divorce. Since Virginia is a hybrid divorce state, the court will accept either no-fault or fault grounds.

No-Fault Divorce

The only requirement for no-fault divorce is that the spouses have continually lived apart for at least one year. Those who do not meet this stipulation will need to request a divorce based on a spouse’s marital misconduct.

The permissible fault grounds for divorce include:

  • Either spouse committed adultery, sodomy, or buggery
  • One spouse has a reasonable fear of bodily harm based on the other spouse’s cruelty
  • One spouse has willfully deserted or abandoned the other spouse for at least one year
  • Either spouse has been convicted of a felony

Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce

There are two types of divorces: contested and uncontested. When spouses cannot agree on getting a divorce or the terms of the divorce, the divorce is considered contested. An uncontested divorce is one in which both spouses want to divorce and have reached an agreement on all divorce-related matters.

This route is preferable due to the simplicity and shorter duration of the process, yet it is not always possible.

Obtain Qualified Legal Counsel Today

Whether you or your spouse is filing for divorce, Top Tier Law Group is here to help you protect what is most important. Our Virginia Beach divorce attorney has years of experience and is equipped to handle the most complicated cases, including those that require a more aggressive approach.

Contact us at (757) 600-6321 and let our Virginia Beach divorce attorney help you move forward to a better future.

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