Divorce Attorneys in Lynchburg
Helping You Smoothly Dissolve Your Marriage
If you can no longer make your marriage work and believe divorce is the best course of action for you, it is essential to retain skilled legal counsel as soon as possible. At A. R. Pike Law Firm in Lynchburg, our experienced family law team will guide you through the process of dissolving your marriage from start to finish while protecting your interests. We understand how emotionally taxing a divorce can be, which is why we are committed to providing strong legal support and advice.
Reach out to our law office today at (434) 264-5444 to set up a consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys to begin the process of your divorce.
Filing for Divorce in Virginia
Before filing for divorce, you or your spouse must first meet the residency requirements of the state. In Virginia, one spouse must have lived in the state for at least 6 months before the divorce process can begin. If a spouse is a member of the armed forces, the residency requirement will be fulfilled if stationed in the state for at least 6 months.
Fault and No-Fault Divorce
Virginia offers both fault and no-fault divorce. Generally, filing for a no-fault divorce is a much simpler process since you will not have to prove any grounds.
If you apply for a fault divorce, these are the grounds available in Virginia:
- Adultery or other sex acts outside of the marriage
- Reasonable fear of bodily harm
- Felony conviction that includes a sentence of at least 1 year and imprisonment
- Willful abandonment or desertion
In some cases, proof of fault can potentially have an impact on the division of marital assets and property. Additionally, it may also affect alimony, so if you believe you have grounds for a fault-based divorce, discuss this with your divorce attorney.
Get Started on Your Divorce Case by Reaching Out to Our Lynchburg Legal Team Today!
No one ever gets married with the expectation that their marriage will eventually come to an end. Unfortunately, for many, divorce is a reality. If you are planning on filing for divorce, reach out to the legal team at A. R. Pike Law Firm in Lynchburg for the experienced guidance and representation you need to obtain the best results for your case. With our skilled divorce attorneys on your side, you can feel confident that your interests will be protected.
Reach out to our law firm today at (434) 264-5444 to set up an initial consultation with one of our attorneys to get started on your case and learn more about what we can do to assist you.