Northern Virginia Separation Attorney
Divorce Lawyers in Fairfax
If you are experiencing marital problems with your spouse and are searching for a solution that doesn't involve divorce, then separation may be right for you. The process of becoming separated can be complex, and it is wise to enlist the help of a Northern Virginia divorce lawyer before you begin. Virginia does not have a formal "legal separation" as other states do. Virginia laws do not require you and your spouse to obtain a signed, legal document that identifies you as being legally separated.
There are many factors that are looked at in determining whether one has separated in Virginia. At least one spouse must have the clear intention of ending the marriage. A legal separation does not require the agreement of both spouses, but does request that the parties separate and not act as if they were "married." It is not even necessary that you and your spouse stop living in the same house, although in many situations this is the resulting effect of separation.
Northern Virginia Separation Lawyer
If you and your spouse do not have the option of living in separate homes during the course of your separation period, an in-home separation may be possible. Some of the most popular reasons for seeking in-home separation include financial considerations and concerns about the wellbeing of children. Before you proceed with seeking an in-home separation from the court, you should consult an experienced lawyer at ShounBach.
Our firm has been practicing family law in Virginia for over 40 years, and we have more than 200 years of combined legal experience. We have seen every type of living situation in the course of our experience practicing family law, and you can rest assured knowing that we know how to handle your specific situation.
Contact a Virginia separation attorney at ShounBach today to schedule your consultation!