Family Lawyer in Manassas VA
Manassas, Virginia has a higher married population than the average in the United States, and a lower divorce rate than the average in the Unites States. However, roughly 8% of Manassas residents do divorce. This is a significant enough amount of the population to justify thinking about not only divorce but child support and custody, alimony, and pre and post nuptial agreements in Manassas.
Olmstead & Olmstead, P.C. provides a full range of family law services for clients in Manassas and surrounding Northern Virginia communities. Family law is best described as legal issues that arise within family relationships such as divorce, child custody, child support, as well as a number of other issues that may arise within a family unit. The experienced Virginia family law attorneys at Olmstead & Olmstead have over 20 years of experience serving as an advocate for their clients and will work tirelessly to guarantee their clients achieve the best outcome.
Our Family Law Areas of Practice
We assist our clients with the following family law issues:
Divorce, Contested and Uncontested: If you have filed for divorce or been served with divorce papers, you need an experienced Virginia divorce attorney to guide you through the process. When a divorce is contested, it means that the parties can’t agree on some areas of the terms of their divorce.
If a compromise cannot be reached these issues will be decided in court. The opposite is true in an uncontested divorce, although you and your spouse still need to act within the confines of state law. Couples with minor children must be separated for a minimum of one year before being eligible to file for no-fault divorce.
Child Support: Virginia judges normally follow Virginia’s child support calculator which considers number and ages of children, income of both parents, everyday expenses, and unusual expenses related to raising children.
Child Custody and Visitation: When a divorcing couple has children together, the well-being of their children is often the most important matter to be determined during their divorce proceedings. Our skilled family law team will work with you to create a parenting plan in order to ensure that your children’s well being is prioritized and that all of their needs are addressed.
Equitable Distribution: This term refers to the division of property in a divorce. Equitable distribution doesn’t necessarily mean that each spouse receives 50 percent of everything. Potential outcomes include awarding the property to one party, ordering the property to be sold, or dividing the property as equally as possible.
Pre-Marital and Post-Marital Agreements: If you or your future spouse bring considerable individual assets to a new marriage, a pre-marital or post-marital agreement can protect you both in the case of divorce or death of one of the parties.
Property Settlement Agreements: Also called a Marital Settlement, this document is an agreement that outlines the interests, obligations, and rights of each party.
Protective Orders: When one family member is physically violent or intimidates, stalks, or harasses the other, he or she can file for an order of protection. The compassionate family law attorneys at Olmstead & Olmstead will assist you in obtaining the protective order, which can be valid for up to two years from the date of issue.
Social Services and Child Support Enforcement Involvement: Clients sometimes come to us when they are involved with the Virginia Department of Social Services or the Virginia Department of Child Support Enforcement. Social services may be involved with your family for reports of child abuse or neglect and may even temporarily removed the children from your home.
Spousal Support and Alimony: Spousal support in Virginia is normally limited to situations where one spouse out earns the other by more than 50 percent.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation with our Virginia Family Law Attorney Today
Contact Olmstead & Olmstead, P.C. today to schedule a consultation with one of our Virginia family law attorneys. We recommend that you bring financial documentation, such as bank account statements and retirement accounts. A court order listing information about minor children, debts and assets is helpful for this appointment as well. It will allow us to quickly review your case during the session so we can let you know right away if we would be able to help you. Our dedicated Virginia family law attorneys look forward to meeting with you to discuss how we can be of service. Contact us today.