Helping You Obtain Amicable Marital Agreements
When your marriage has ended and you need to work out plans for child custody and visitation, support, and the division of marital property, pursuing your objectives in court can be expensive and time-consuming. It can also increase tensions or hostility between you and your ex-spouse. Negotiating a settlement outside of court, on the other hand, can often achieve the same outcome with far less stress and anxiety in addition to less time and expense.
We have more than 30 years of experience in Alexandria and Fairfax helping clients with a variety of divorce and family law matters. We understand the complex legal and personal issues involved in divorce proceedings. We use our experience, knowledge, skill and resources to help you meet your objectives through amicable resolutions. Our firm is AV-rated* under Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating System for our demonstrated experience and commitment to ethical practice.
Helping You Secure a Divorce Settlement Agreement
Regardless of the strength of your case or the effectiveness of your attorney, your final divorce settlement is still subject to the decisions of a judge who may not be familiar with your personal concerns and issues. Should you choose to resolve your differences through a negotiated settlement, however, you can actively participate in how your case will be resolved. You can make specific offers and have the ability to reject proposals that are not in your best interests.
A settlement agreement may be reached through direct negotiations with the opposing party or through mediation. As your advocates, we can help you understand your options and obtain creative solutions to issues of:
- Child custody
- Visitation schedules
- Health insurance
- Medical expenses
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Division of marital property, including real property (houses) and personal property (possessions)
- Division of retirement assets, bank accounts, investments and other financial accounts
- Anything else you and your spouse wish to include in an enforceable contract
Neutral Case Evaluation
The conciliation program sponsored by the Fairfax County Bar Association helps litigants and their counsel resolve disputes set for hearing on the Fairfax Motions Day docket. Two of our attorneys volunteer with that program. During a neutral case evaluation, an experienced attorney helps guide parties to mutually acceptable resolutions of their various issues. Please inquire with our highly experienced Fairfax area family lawyers if you would like to learn more about this program.
When you’re ready to call, we’re ready to help. Reach us at 703-836-9030, or contact us here.
*AV, BV and CV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.