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Divorce Litigation

Every year in Virginia, hundreds of people file for divorce. While these couples may have the fact that they want to dissolve their marriage in common, each divorce is unique, with each couple facing different issues, stress and divorce judgments.

Nan M. Joseph has more than 40 years of experience representing clients throughout the state as they file for, mediate and litigate divorce. She understands that the emotions and conflicts you are experiencing are specific to you, and she will provide you with the personalized approach your case deserves, never employing cookie-cutter solutions.
If you are filing for divorce in Virginia or if you have recently been served a complaint and summons for divorce, please contact her law firm today. She will begin working on your case immediately.

Issues You And Your Spouse Must Resolve During Divorce

You and your spouse can agree on resolutions of the legal issues that are present in all divorces, including how property and assets will be divided, where children will live and what the visitation rights of the other parent will be, and whether one party should make spousal support/alimony payments to the other. Many people wrongly assume that they must go to court and fight for what they want. However, you and your spouse have the option to resolve your issues out of court, and you are highly encouraged to do so. In fact, if you and your spouse can agree on issues in your divorce without litigation, you will save time, money and stress.

To help you and your spouse come to an agreement about the terms of a divorce, you are encouraged to mediate, pursue a collaborative divorce and/or work with an attorney who can represent you during negotiations. Using amicable methods for resolving disagreements in a divorce is particularly encouraged if you have children.
If you and your spouse cannot agree about the terms of a divorce, you must go to court. There are many downsides to going to court, the biggest of which is that ultimately, a judge will decide about how issues in your divorce should be settled — a decision that will ultimately be out of your control. Litigation is also expensive and can be traumatic for both parties and any shared children.

How Nan M. Joseph Can Help

You have the right to represent yourself during divorce, but doing so is not usually recommended, especially when issues involving children and parenting are in dispute and/or when there are complex financial issues. When issues in a divorce cannot be settled out of court, working with an attorney who can guide you through the process of filing the appropriate documents with the court, the discovery process, and building your case and preparing for litigation is key. Nan M. Joseph can help you search for hidden assets, gather evidence supporting your position that you are the best parent to act as a child’s primary custodian or that you need spousal support due to your financial circumstances.

Nan M. Joseph and her staff are highly skilled. We promise to prioritize your case.

Contact The Firm Today To Learn More

Filing for divorce or being served a summons for divorce is not an easy thing to go through. Luckily, you don’t have to do it on your own. To schedule your initial consultation with Nan M. Joseph, contact her by phone at 703-777-7740 in Leesburg or online today.

If you and your spouse can work together and wish to pursue divorce mediation for your case, Nan M. Joseph is certified by the Virginia Supreme Court as a family law mediator. However, she cannot be your attorney and your neutral mediator. That would be a conflict of interest. If you and your spouse wish, she can be your neutral mediator. Her mediation practice is Divorce Mediation Plus and is located at 120 Edwards Ferry Road NE, Leesburg, Virginia. To learn more about divorce mediation, send an email or call 703-777-4400 to talk to Nan M. Joseph and her staff about mediating your case.


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