Family Law & Divorce Attorneys in Staunton
Finding Personalized Legal Solutions for You & Your Family
There are very few legal situations as difficult and emotionally fraught as those that affect your family. Whether you are navigating a divorce, facing a child custody battle, or seeking alimony/spousal support, you need a caring and experienced attorney on your side who can help you make the best decisions for yourself and your loved ones.
At Tucker Griffin Barnes, our Staunton family law attorneys have helped thousands of clients throughout the area. Unlike many other law firms, we don’t treat you like just another case number. We understand that what you are going through is perhaps one of the most challenging situations of your life; our team is here to provide the personalized attention and reliable legal support you need.
Family Law Cases We Handle
With nearly three decades in practice, our firm is capable of handling a wide range of family law cases. Our family law attorneys in Staunton, VA are well-versed in the law and know how to help you devise an individualized legal strategy aimed at achieving your unique goals.
Our Virginia family law firm can represent you in family law cases involving the following:
- No-fault divorce
- Contested divorce
- Separation agreements
- Equitable distribution of marital property
- Spousal support
- Child custody
- Child support
- Protective orders (“restraining orders”)
Whether you are adding to your family or moving in a new direction, our legal team is here to guide you through the process. We strive to provide a comfortable, welcoming environment for our clients by providing empathetic legal services at our handicap-accessible, kid-friendly offices.
No-Fault Divorce in Virginia
Virginia is a no-fault divorce state, though fault can be recognized. If you choose to have a no-fault divorce, you will not need to provide proof or grounds for your divorce. Both parties are able to agree on a separation agreement and there are no minor children from the marriage.
In order to get a no-fault divorce in the state of Virginia, you and your spouse must live separately for at least one continuous year.
Is Virginia a No Fault Divorce State?
In a fault divorce, the party that is requesting the divorce will need to provide proof of their spouse's marital misconduct.
In the state of Virginia, grounds for fault divorce include:
- Conviction of a felony
- Willful desertion or abandonment for a minimum of 1 year
- Cruelty that causes one spouse to reasonably fear bodily harm
Notably, a divorce cannot be based on adultery if both spouses continued to cohabitate after one learned of the other's transgression. Additionally, adultery committed over five years before filing for divorce cannot be the basis of a fault divorce.
Speak to an Attorney at Our Firm Today
While family law issues can seem overwhelming, the first step is simply reaching out to our Staunton divorce lawyers and requesting a confidential consultation. During our initial meeting, we will listen to your story and work to understand your situation, needs, and goals. From there, we can help you fully understand your legal rights and the various options you have. Our attorneys will advise you on the best course of action and, should you choose to retain our firm, will promptly begin working on your case.
Our Family Law Attorneys:
- Attorney Leila Higgins-Fleishman
- Attorney Kelly G. Roberts
- Attorney Laura Butler
- Attorney Mary Ann Barnes
Our lawyers in Staunton, VA can handle every aspect of your case—from discovery to document preparation and filing to mediation, trial, and post-trial modifications—so that you can focus on what’s important: healing, spending time with your loved ones, and moving forward with your life.
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A Vigorous Commitment to Lower CostsWe work hard to keep our rates lower than our peers.
A Dedicated Focus on Client ServiceWe promptly return phone calls, provide play areas for your children during office visits, and when you need us, we'll visit you at home or at the hospital.
A Deep Knowledge of the LawExpertise matters. Most of our attorneys concentrate in only one or two areas of the law.
A Strong ReputationWe're respected attorneys who live to fight and win for our clients.