Defending Your Peace of Mind
UNDERSTANDING THE DIVORCE PROCESS
How To Prepare & What You Will Need To Do
Choosing to divorce is one of the most stressful and difficult decisions a person may make. Divorce, for many, is an uprooting experience with many adjustments. Moving, finding new employment, making arrangements to spend time with your children - it can be unsettling.
Our attorneys at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. know perfectly well what you are going through, which is why we want to help make this experience less overwhelming. Many of our clients do not really know what to expect when filing for divorce. This page is meant to provide our clients with a better understanding of the divorce process.
Are you considering divorce? Call The Virga Law Firm, P.A. at (800) 822-5170.
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The very first step to the divorce process is to file a divorce petition. The state of Florida is a "no-fault" state, which means that someone can file for divorce without having to prove the marriage failed due to factors such as abuse or adultery. With no-fault divorce, simply demonstrating that the marriage is "irretrievably broken" is sufficient grounds to file for divorce.
The very first step to the divorce process is to file a divorce petition. The State of Florida is a "no-fault" state, which means that someone can file for divorce without having to prove the marriage failed due to factors such as abuse or adultery. With no-fault divorce, simply demonstrating that the marriage is "irretrievably broken" is sufficient grounds to file for divorce.
Types Of Divorce: Contested Vs. Uncontested
Contested divorces - which are known for being lengthy and costly - are when neither party can agree on how to divide their assets or on other divorce-related matters, such as alimony and time-sharing / custody. These types of divorces tend to be heated and emotionally draining for everyone involved. For these reasons, divorce courts encourage couples to strive for uncontested divorces, where both parties can amicably agree on how to settle their divorce.
Regardless of how difficult your divorce may seem, our lawyers can help you communicate with your spouse's attorney and provide you with the reliable legal counsel you need. If your case must be taken before a court for resolution, we will work to relentlessly protect your rights and interests. After all, this is the type of advocacy that allowed our founder, Mr. Virga, to be selected as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers!
Agreeing On Alimony, Child Custody, Equitable Distribution And More
When you turn to our firm for guidance, we will do everything possible to help you walk away with the most favorable case outcome possible, whether this means remaining in the family home, receiving alimony, or having physical custody of your children. Our goal is to help you remain calm and level-headed so that you can make rational decisions for yourself and your family.
We understand how daunting it can be to face so much change. This is why we encourage you to call our office at your earliest convenience. Our team can walk you through the entire divorce process, from start to finish, so you don't have to deal with the stress and concern alone.
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The Virga Law Firm, P.A. is on your side. Request an initial evaluation of your case by contacting us today!
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Chad Self Fort Walton Beach Managing Attorney
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