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Our team has more than 80 years of combined legal experience, and in that time, our lawyers have encountered hundreds of clients looking for answers to their pressing family law questions. We often see the same questions and concerns brought to us by our clients, and we know how stressful it can be to face these worries without the trusted legal counsel of our experienced team. From our Orlando office, our team at the Virga Law Firm, P.A. is here to offer you well-versed guidance in these life-altering situations.

Because we want to help your family through this difficult time, our attorneys have put together a list of the most commonly asked questions and have answered each one. We hope that you find this information useful during the course of your divorce proceedings.

Need answers? Contact our team and schedule an initial consultation today. Call 407-512-0887.

Why Can’t I Settle My Divorce without an Attorney?

While legally you are entitled to file your divorce case without legal counsel, it places you at a distinct disadvantage to do so. Without knowledgeable legal representation at your side, you will more than likely walk away from your divorce with a less-than-favorable outcome. The legal system is complex and can be difficult for those who are unfamiliar with it to successfully navigate.

What Are the Differences Between an Uncontested Divorce & a Contested Divorce?

These terms are important to be familiar with since you will probably run into them at least once during the process of your divorce. A contested divorce occurs when a couple can’t come to an agreement on the matters of their divorce, including child support, child custody, spousal support, and the distribution. Often, these divorces take a long time to resolve and can grow financially and emotionally costly. Uncontested divorces are simply the opposite—both spouses are able to agree on every point of their divorce.

How Much Child Support Can I Get?

This is a challenging question to answer without knowing the specifics of your case. Often, this amount is based on a variety of factors, including the child’s needs, any special needs the child may have, the financial circumstances of each parent, and the child’s standard of living before the divorce, among others. The judge will take many different issues into account when making the decision, since it is important that the amount both meets the child’s needs and is affordable by the parent ordered to make the child support payments.

Is My Spouse Entitled to My Retired Military Pension?

It is true that your spouse can claim up to half of a retired service member’s military pension, under the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA). Judges will take certain factors into consideration, however, including the length of your marriage and the length of the service member’s service.

Why Should I Choose The Virga Law Firm, P.A.?

Besides our many years of experience, we genuinely care about every client who comes through our doors. We strive to provide top-quality legal representation the entire way through your case, no matter what you’re facing. Our attorneys are available 24/7, so you can trust we will always be there to answer your call.

With hundreds of cases handled successfully, our team at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. has the insight and resources you need to gain an effective resolution to your case. We are here to support you and guide you through this turbulent time so you can make well-informed decisions and reach a beneficial resolution.

Were your questions left unanswered? If so, get in touch with our lawyers today. Call 407-512-0887 to schedule your consultation.

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