Contested And Uncontested Divorce

It has been said that it should be difficult to get married and easy to get divorced. Yet more often the opposite seems true. At Straw Law Firm, PLLC, we understand that in real life most people want to find a reasonable arrangement at a reasonable cost and in a reasonable amount of time so that they can move on with their lives.

While divorce can be a relatively simple matter, we understand that there are as many types of divorce as there are couples. We have helped many people find resolution with their separation paperwork, spousal support, child support and child custody and visitation issues. We have helped numerous people understand property division and to pursue a reasonable and fair settlement. From simple help with paperwork and filing to negotiating terms to litigation, we can help.

Simplifying Spousal Support

What you may not realize is that even before you are divorced you can file for support. During this time you also have the power to subpoena financial information from your spouse. The court will then consider the financial condition of both parties. There is a presumption of support to maintain the standard of living you were accustomed to while you were married. While there is a standard support formula, it can be deviated from in situations of extenuating circumstances.

Deviating From The Standard Formula Of Support

Because marriage is a contract, the court sees the marriage as a partnership. It does not matter if one partner stayed home and one worked, if that was the agreement then both parties are viewed as contributing to the marriage. If, however, one partner has been financially abusive, negligent or reckless, this information can, with the help of a qualified attorney, be used as a reason to deviate from the standard spousal formula. Our experienced family law attorney can help.

We Can Get You There

At Straw Law Firm, PLLC, we will ensure that your rights as a parent are protected. We will advocate for you and seek the terms and arrangements that fit your long-term goals. We know that what you want most is to get back to life. We can help you get there. Call us today and find out how we can help you or fill out our online form. Call 434-338-7092 to speak with a divorce lawyer. Serving Lynchburg, Virginia and the surrounding communities since 2009.