Experienced and Dedicated Divorce Attorney
To file for a divorce in
Virginia one of the spouses must have been a resident of Virginia
for at least six months prior to filing for a divorce and have
grounds for divorce. The most common grounds for divorce are (1)
adultery; (2) physical or mental cruelty against you, and you fear
for your life, safety or health; (3) wilful desertion or
abandonment; (4) separation for more than one year provided you have
lived separate and apart together during the entire time; and (5)
separation for six months, provided there are no minor children and
there is a written property and separation agreement signed by both
You can file for divorce at
any time if you have the first three grounds, but except for
adultery, the divorce will not become final until the expiration of
one year from time of separation. Meanwhile, you can obtain
custody, child and spousal support, and other relief, pending the
final hearing on divorce. As for adultery, the divorce can be
granted as soon as the hearing is concluded.
Divorces are divided into
contested and uncontested:
A.) Contested matter means
that the parties can not reach an agreement on some or all of the
issues of custody, visitation, child and spousal support, division
of property, or debts, and the case must be submitted to the court
for resolution of the issues. Many cases that start as contested
are often later settled without the need for trial, but to reach a
settlement an attorney will help you to achieve that settlement.
B.) Uncontested matter means
that the parties agree on all issues and do not need to proceed to a
contested trial before a judge. Uncontested divorce also is much
less expensive than a contested divorce.
Ted Kavrukov charges a flat
fee for a uncontested divorce, and charges by the hour in contested
Ted Kavrukov is a divorce
attorney who is highly competent and knowledgeable about the
divorce laws and procedures in court.
For more information, advise,
or to make an appointment with Ted Kavrukov please call 703-465-1500
or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.