If you are considering filing for divorce in the Washington, D.C., metro or in the neighboring communities of Northern Virginia, you may have some questions regarding uncontested divorce, mediation and other types of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
At Dannenbaum Law Firm, PLLC, I'm here to provide answers. With over 25 years of experience, having resolved thousands of divorce and other family law disputes, I can arm you with the information and resources to make smart decisions that save you significant time, money and spare you a lot of the frustration that comes with handling a divorce on your own.
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I always encourage people to reach out to me to gather advice tailored to your specific situation. To help you get started, I've included some common divorce-related questions accompanied by general answers:
- Do I really need a lawyer to handle an uncontested divorce? — Sure, you can handle a check-the-box divorce on your own, but are you confident that you know exactly what you're doing? Divorce, even uncontested divorce, is a complicated process with a lot of factors to consider. As your attorney, I can walk you through the process, help with the paperwork, ensure everything is covered and offer the peace of mind that comes with knowing a professional is taking care of everything.
- Can I fix my divorce agreements? — A lot of people come to me after trying to handle their divorce matters without a lawyer. The problem is, some of the things you agreed to cannot be undone. In other cases, we can make changes, but it's probably going to be expensive and require litigation.
- Can I get an uncontested divorce if I have kids? — The short answer is, yes. However, it's a little more complicated when children are involved. You will need to file numerous forms and reach child support, custody and parenting time (visitation) agreements with your spouse.
- Will the courts help me through my no fault/uncontested divorce? — There are a lot of resources out there for those planning to handle their divorce on their own, but the courts will not provide legal advice. That is why it's so important to work with a lawyer. Instead of trying to figure everything out on your own or trying to sift through all the information online, why not work with an attorney who has the experience to guide you through?
- We don't have much in terms of assets. Do we really need help from an attorney? — In Arlington and the surrounding communities, there are a lot of young professionals who may be getting married for the first time and subsequently, getting divorced for the first time. Even if you and your spouse don't have much in terms of marital assets, it's still important to speak with a lawyer to make sure you file the paperwork correctly and protect yourself financially.
Call Me Right Now For A Free Initial Consultation
Maybe you have already completed an uncontested divorce and need to make changes or you printed off the forms and is unsure of what to do next, give me a call and schedule a consultation to discuss your divorce matter: 703-661-9151 or toll-free at 800-615-8904.