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DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW
Uncontested Divorce in Virginia
In an uncontested divorce, both the spouses have an agreement about all issues involved in the divorce case. These issues can include: custody, visitation, spousal support, child support and division of marital assets and debts.
An uncontested divorce does not require a trial and the time and expense of litigation as the parties agree on all the issues. So not only does an uncontested divorce take less time than a contested divorce, but it is also less stressful and substantially less financially burdensome than a contested divorce.
Often spouses will begin the process with filing for a contested divorce and then, before the actual trial, reach an agreement regarding various issues involved. This is called a settlement. One of the biggest advantages of a settlement is that neither spouse will appeal it, because both by definition agree to it and thus are presumably happy with it. Both parties can therefore be assured of finality and an end to litigation. If you reach a settlement with your spouse, it is essential to have the agreement memorialized in such a way that it makes the settlement legally binding and enforceable. You also want to ensure that while the agreement is being negotiated and drafted, your attorney is careful to include and think of any and all issues that may cause disagreements and litigation in the future.
At Khanna Law we successfully help our clients navigate the complicated divorce process on a regular basis. We pride ourselves in guiding you, protecting your rights and providing dedicated, intelligent and reliable representation.