Northern Virginia Collaborative Divorce Lawyer

Divorce Attorneys Serving Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun & Prince William Counties

When most people think of divorce, they think of an aggressive and unpleasant fight over finances, property, and custody or time sharing (visitation) in a court setting. This process, known as divorce litigation, is not the only option. Two spouses seeking divorce may choose to opt for collaborative divorce, allowing them to communicate and come to an agreement on their own, outside of court, with the guidance and counsel of a team of professionals, in addition to their attorney. This is often the most peaceful resolution.

 

Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

When two spouses opt for this collaborative process, they are required to sign an agreement stating that they will not pursue the litigation process for divorce (except for pursuing an uncontested divorce after a settlement is reached). Should they attempt to do so, the attorneys working with them will be discharged and unable to aid in the litigation. Collaborative divorce is a much more personal and calm process than litigation.

The two spouses have the ability to make decisions between themselves regarding their:

This also includes everything else relating to the dissolution of their marriage. Their attorneys and other team members are there for the purpose of counsel and assistance throughout the collaborative process.

 

How ShounBach Can Help

Even though collaborative law is not as aggressive as litigation, it is still necessary to retain a Northern Virginia divorce attorney with extensive knowledge in family law. As your source of legal advice and counsel for your divorce, your lawyer needs to have detailed training and experience in each area relating to your case. ShounBach is one of the largest firms dedicated to family in the entire state of Virginia and we have been in existence for over 40 years. As a result, we have the ability to provide each client with an attorney uniquely suited to the case.

You deserve a divorce lawyer who will be by your side every step of the way, providing sound advice and guiding you adeptly through the Collaborative process. As a firm dedicated to family law, all of our research, training and efforts are focused on divorce and family law cases. Should you hire an attorney from our firm, you will be hiring a firm that is qualified to handle all avenues for resolution of your matter.

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