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Divorce FAQ

Answers from the Lawyers at The Virga Law Firm, P.A.

Over the course of our legal careers - we have a combined 80+ years of experience - our attorneys have noticed that many of our clients come to our firm with pressing concerns and questions regarding their family law issue. As a trusted and experienced family law firm, we know how distressing it can be to face life-altering decisions without reliable or well-versed guidance.

For this reason, our team has created a list of some of the most commonly asked questions brought to our firm and provided the answers below. We hope you find this information useful as you seek to resolve your family law case.

Schedule your initial case evaluation by calling (800) 822-5170 today.

Why can't I just settle my divorce on my own?

Choosing to file for divorce on your own places you at a disadvantage. Without proper legal representation, you run the risk of walking away with a less than favorable outcome. Most people do not have sufficient knowledge of the legal system to know how to navigate it properly.

What is the difference between a contested and an uncontested divorce?

A contested divorce is one where the divorcing couple cannot come to an agreement on matters such as child custody, child support, spousal support, and equitable distribution. These divorces tend to be lengthy and emotionally draining. Uncontested divorces are just the opposite - divorcing couples can come to an amicable agreement on how to settle their divorce.

How much child support will I be able to get?

It is impossible to know exactly how much child support you will be awarded. When determining child support cases, courts will take into consideration a variety of factors, such as the child's needs, the financial circumstances of each parent, and the child's standard of living before the divorce, to name a few.

Is it true that my spouse is entitled to my retired military pension?

Yes. Under the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA), spouses can claim up to half of a retired service member's military pension. Certain factors are taken into consideration, however, such as the duration of the marriage and the duration of the military member's service.

Why should I choose to work with your firm?

We genuinely care about the men and women we represent. Our team strives to provide high-quality legal representation, from start to finish. Our clients are extremely important to us, which is why we make ourselves available to them 24/7.

With hundreds of cases handled and countless successful results, The Virga Law Firm, P.A. has the resources and legal insight to help you work towards an effective resolution. Our ultimate goal is to help you remain calm and level-headed, so you can make smart and well-informed decisions about your life.

Still have questions? Contact our firm at your earliest convenience.

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