Even if you are separating from your spouse on good terms, divorce can be a difficult and challenging process. The agreements, settlements, and orders made during your divorce will affect you (and your children) for the rest of your life. Having an experienced Harrisonburg family lawyer on your side during a divorce can help you make clear, proactive decisions about your family’s future.
The attorneys at Hoover Penrod PLC handle divorce cases for select clients throughout Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Winchester, and the surrounding areas in Virginia. If you want an experienced divorce lawyer, please call 540-433-2444 for a consultation.
Legal Issues Involved in Divorce
When a couple decides to get a divorce, a wide range of family law issues need to be evaluated, including:
- Property division
- Child custody, support and visitation
- Spousal support/alimony
- Business assets and pensions
We are well-versed in the types of problems that can arise during a divorce. If you are unsure of your rights, we can help you understand what you are entitled to.
Mediation vs. Litigation
In amicable circumstances, mediation – or collaborative divorce – may be the best approach. By working with a mediator, you and your spouse can negotiate to resolve any issues in question, reaching a flexible agreement that satisfies both parties and avoids the need for litigation.
During mediation, our attorneys can:
Provide legal advice, guidance, and clarification – We act as a law coach for you, consulting with you between mediation sessions to answer questions, clarify information, help you think of creative solutions to problems, and coach you in effective techniques for negotiation.
Review and evaluate agreements – We will carefully review any written agreement that is prepared by the mediator or your spouse’s attorney to ensure it is fair and will be legally binding.
Prepare court documents – Once you reach a settlement, we can help you prepare all of the legal documents necessary for an uncontested divorce; or, if mediation was not successful, we will proceed to trial.
Although mediation is the ideal option for resolving a divorce case, not every situation can be resolved so easily. In cases that are fraught with conflict, our attorneys will leverage their extensive trial experience to help you pursue the best possible outcome, protecting your finances and the rights of you and your children.
To schedule a case evaluation with one of our Harrisonburg divorce attorneys, please contact Hoover Penrod PLC or call 540-433-2444. We serve clients throughout Harrisonburg, Staunton, Winchester, and the nearby areas in Virginia.