Fault Based Grounds for Divorce

Most people, at some point or other, really want to explore all of their options when it comes to divorce. For most people, too, that starts with carefully considering fault based grounds. They’re definitely appealing. For a lot of people, selecting from among the fault based grounds of divorce feels almost compulsory, if those grounds…

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Divorce & Custody Law Library

Practice Areas [breadcrumb] On the page below you can find links to documents, reports, publications and discussions provided by Hofheimer Family Law Firm. The documents below are available to the public to gain a better understanding of the legal challenges facing them, and why an experienced attorney is so important for success. Contact us for…

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First steps towards Virginia divorce: don’t rush it!

If I had to give you one piece of advice when it comes to your divorce case, I would tell you to take your time to figure out your options, discover how divorce works, and plan your next steps before you take any steps. It may seem like such a little thing, but it really…

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How to Save Money on Your Virginia Divorce: Part One

It’s hard to estimate the cost of a divorce ahead of time, because there are so many factors that affect it. In a lot of cases, the choices you make can have a direct impact on the cost of your divorce. Sometimes, the attorney you hire affects how much your divorce will cost. Still, there…

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How do I prove we’ve been separated for a year?

Most people are aware that they’ll have to prove, at the end of a year, that they’ve been separated in order to get a divorce. What they don’t know, though, is how all of that is accomplished at the end of the process. We get lots of questions about how things are proven and what…

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When your divorce isn’t running smoothly

If things aren’t going to go smoothly in your Virginia divorce, we usually figure it out pretty early on in your divorce.  Most of the time, if a husband proves to be difficult from the beginning and we have fault based grounds that we can use, we’ll just go ahead and file a complaint.  In…

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Immediate Divorce in Virginia

Everyone wants a divorce that is over quickly. In fact, in initial consultations, that’s usually one of the first things people say to me. They want to know whether I think it can happen sooner, how long people usually spend negotiating, and whether there are any ways around the requirement of one year of separation…

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How much does Virginia divorce cost and how long will it take?

Everyone has the same basic questions at the beginning of the divorce process. Everyone wants to know how much their case will cost (an exact figure, if possible), and exactly how long it will take to get them from start to finish. I get it. I’ve been through things like this before. I’ve had times…

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File a Divorce

In Virginia (and, I’m pretty sure, just about everywhere else) the divorce process formally begins with the court when a complaint is filed. That doesn’t mean, though, that the first thing you need to do is march down to the courthouse and file a divorce. In fact, in many cases, you don’t file anything until…

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Where to start with your Virginia divorce

In Virginia, you are separated when either you or your husband makes the decision to end the marriage. It happens in a moment, at the time when, in your mind, you know that the marriage is over and that it is beyond repair. You don’t have to tell the other spouse, and, in Virginia at…

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