Caring Virginia Beach Separation Agreements Lawyers Can Offer Options to Divorce

You may consider a separation agreement before deciding on divorce in the state of Virginia

Not every divorce is the same, but it is final. Spouses considering a divorce may not be certain that ending the marriage is the right choice for them. But options are available. One of those options is a separation agreement.

Separation agreements are nothing to take lightly. If you think one might be right for you, contact Harding, Harding & Harding Attorneys at Law, experienced separation agreements lawyers in the Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake areas today.

As capable Norfolk and Virginia Beach divorce lawyers, Harding, Harding & Harding Attorneys at Law put more than 20 years of experience to work for every client we represent. We understand all aspects of divorce in Virginia, from property division to jurisdiction determination in military divorces.

Separation as a precursor to a Virginia divorce

In the state of Virginia, separation for spouses simply means living apart while still husband and wife. Living apart while still married is, in fact, one of the no-fault grounds of divorce recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Spouses who live apart for one year have sufficient legal grounds to end their marriage. However, if the couple has no minor children and sign a legal separation agreement, their divorce may proceed after six months. A reputable Virginia Beach, Chesapeake or Norfolk area separation agreement lawyer can help explain these details to you.

The separation agreement

Legal separations do not technically exist in Virginia, but a Norfolk separation agreement lawyer can still help you draft what is technically called a property settlement agreement. The agreement, signed by both spouses, outlines the legal terms by which the spouses will live apart and defines many aspects of a separation including, but not limited to:

  • Property division
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Alimony
  • Other tax issues and monetary matters

Should the couple decide to reconcile following their separation, the agreement becomes void unless it includes specific language surrounding how reconciliation should proceed. An experienced Chesapeake separation agreement attorney can help you decide if reconciliation language is applicable to your separation.

Bed and board divorces in Virginia

Bed and board divorces are like separations, but are usually used by spouses who wish to separate but not divorce due to their religious beliefs. As knowledgeable separation agreements lawyers in Virginia Beach, Harding, Harding & Harding Attorneys at Law can guide you through negotiating such an agreement.

Norfolk separation agreements lawyers can explain your options clearly

Harding, Harding & Harding Attorneys at Law can help you work out a detailed and comprehensive separation agreement that protects your best interests. Contact the firm online or at [ln::phone] today to schedule a free consultation regarding your separation agreement.

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