Experienced Family Law Attorneys in Dumfries, VA
The attorneys of The Reed Law Firm are experienced and compassionate family law advocates. We routinely handle a diverse caseload in a variety of family law practice areas including divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, and spousal support. We handle domestic relations and family law matters in Dumfries, Virginia. Our attorneys and staff understand how sensitive family law and divorce matters can be. Our goal is to assist every client in understanding their rights and options in a friendly and understanding environment.
Several of our attorneys specialize in family law and divorce related matters. This specialization allows our attorneys to focus their continuing education and experience on this body of law. As a result, they have a better understanding of the statutes and cases in these areas of practice. Our attorneys routinely handle a variety of domestic relations matters including but not limited to:
Divorce – If you have made the decision to end your marriage, we can assist you in filing for divorce and planning for your future. We can help you set your goals, develop a plan of action, and assist you in moving things forward. We handle both contested and uncontested matters.
Child Custody and Visitation – If you find yourself locked in a struggle for custody of, or visitation with, a child, we can help. Our attorneys can assist you whether your are attempting to obtain an initial order or seeking to modify an old one. We can help you make sense of where to file, how to prepare, and what to expect.
Child Support – After custody of a child has been determined, the non-custodial parent may owe a duty of support. These obligations generally continue until the child becomes an adult. Our attorneys routinely handle child support cases. For existing orders, we can help you to determine whether the amount of ordered support is correct and whether a motion to modify may be in your best interest.
Equitable Distribution – In most marriages, the parties accumulate property that the law deems as “marital.” Upon dissolution of the marriage, the law requires that this property be divided equitably. In some cases, the parties may have extensive assets that require division. Proper preparation is required to protect your interests, and to make sure you receive your fair share of the marital estate.
Spousal Support – In divorce cases, one of the more contentious issues is typically spousal support. Whether the court will award spousal support depends upon a set of statutory factors, rather than a set guideline. We can help you review your case to evaluate the likelihood that spousal support will be granted. We can also help you estimate the amount and duration of spousal support payments.
Adoption – Depending upon the circumstances, adoptions can be relatively straight forward or highly contested. We can help you determine how to proceed, who to serve and how to get your adoption approved.
Name Changes– In the event of a divorce, some divorcing spouses choose to return to their maiden name. We can assist you in this process. In addition, we also perform name changes for adults and children who are seeking revisions to their given names.
Our friendly office staff can assist you with scheduling a consultation and discuss how you should prepare for your upcoming visit in Dumfries, VA. To schedule a consultation, please contact us.