Divorce and Family Law

Marital Separation Agreement

In Virginia, marital separation agreements – sometimes called property settlement agreements – play a vital role in helping to make the divorce process easier. Virginia does not have the official, legal status of “separated.” However, spouses must be separated 6 months or 12 months before they can file for divorce. The divorce is much simpler with the help of a marital agreement already in place.

I can help you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse create a settlement agreement that you can live with. I also offer a flat rate, responsive service, and thoughtful legal advice.

If you are getting married and would like to enter into a prenuptial agreement with your soon-to-be spouse, I can help you start your marriage off with the peace of mind of a solid, thoughtful agreement.

Uncontested Divorce

In Virginia, couples may file to divorce after 6 months of separation with a property settlement agreement (sometimes called marital separation agreement) if they have no children, or 12 months if the couple has children under 18.

An uncontested divorce refers to a divorce where the issues have been decided between the soon-to-be divorced couple and no issues need to be decided by the judge.

Mathews Law can file your uncontested divorce and walk you through this process painlessly. I offer a flat fee for these types of divorces. Please contact me for a free consultation.

Contested Divorce and/or Custody Cases

Mathews Law understands that these types of cases require special care. Each situation is different. I offer my services for a fair, hourly fee. Please contact me for a free consultation.

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