Manassas Divorce Lawyer
Experienced Attorney Serving Families in Prince William and Fauquier Counties
With a practice devoted exclusively to family law and divorce law, Manassas divorce attorney Robert H. Klima is committed to finding solutions to family law problems for clients in Prince William and Fauquier counties. Recently honored as a ‘Top Lawyer’, by peer review in the Northern Virginia Magazine, Mr. Klima devotes personal attention to every client, taking the time to learn about the issues that are most important to them. Mr. Klima will be responsive to your questions and concerns throughout the divorce process, always striving to help you understand what is happening in your case.
If you are considering filing for divorce, or if your spouse has begun a divorce action, attorney Klima is ready to help. His office is located in Manassas. To arrange a meeting to discuss your concerns, call 703-361-5051. You can also contact Mr. Klima online.
Understanding Virginia Divorce
In Virginia, the general rule is that a person cannot file for divorce if he or she is still living with the spouse. It is physical separation, living in two different residences, typically, that allows the divorce laws to operate. In limited circumstances, however, it is possible to comply with the principle of living separate and apart, while in the same residence. The period of separation for a no-fault divorce is at least one year. That period is reduced to six months if the couple has signed a separation agreement and there are no children involved.
There must be legal grounds for divorce. The primary reasons recognized by Virginia law are:
- Desertion: leaving your spouse with the intent to permanently end the marriage
- Cruelty: physical cruelty toward a spouse or child
- One-year separation
- Six months separation with a separation agreement and no children
Experienced Lawyer Handling All Aspects of Divorce
Recognized for his commitment to finding the right solution, whether at the negotiation table or in court, Mr. Klima will handle every aspect of your divorce, and do so as efficiently as possible, protecting you from excessive legal fees. He will help you resolve issues of:
- Child custody
- Visitation rights
- Child support and spousal support
- Marital property division
- Division of retirement benefits
Have you considered mediation as a way to resolve your conflict? Mediation is an effective method of dispute resolution and can be a successful alternative to costly lawsuits and stressful court battles. Mr. Klima is a highly experienced divorce-mediator and can help you understand if the process may be the right fit in your case.
Contact a Prince William County Separation and Divorce Attorney
To schedule an initial consultation to discuss your divorce and family law concerns with Mr. Klima, call 703-361-5051. You can also contact him online. Our office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Mr. Klima represents individuals and families living in communities in Prince William and Fauquier counties, including Manassas, Woodbridge, Gainesville, Haymarket, Bristow, Warrenton and surrounding areas.