Family Law for Family Problems
Whatever the circumstances of a marital relationship, a marriage provides a family with a certain structure. For better or worse, that structure is irrevocably changed by a divorce. The divorce process typically involves questions and concerns about the division of marital property, child custody, child support, and spousal support. The family law attorneys at Maddox & Gerock, handle diverse divorce, property and child...Read more
Family Law for Family Problems
Whatever the circumstances of a marital relationship, a marriage provides a family with a certain structure. For better or worse, that structure is irrevocably changed by a divorce. The divorce process typically involves questions and concerns about the division of marital property, child custody, child support, and spousal support. The family law attorneys at Maddox & Gerock, handle diverse divorce, property and child custody disputes in Virginia ranging from uncontested matters to complex litigation. We factor common sense into our family law practice, and attempt to negotiate a resolution of family law issues before resorting to litigation. However, if litigation is required, we are prepared to devote all legal resources required to properly present our clients' relevant facts and all applicable law to the court for consideration. In Virginia, divorce cases are heard by a judge, as opposed to a jury, and our family law trial lawyers have extensive litigation experience in Virginia courts.
Our office is located in Vienna, near Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, and we routinely handle cases in the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William, as well as in the city of Alexandria. We also accept cases in nearly all other Virginia jurisdictions, and we have represented clients in the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Caroline, Frederick, Goochland, King George, Middlesex, Rappahannock, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Stafford and Spotsylvania, as well as in the cities of Fredericksburg and Winchester.
Through our founding partner's involvement in national and international family law societies (including both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers), we are able to protect the interests of clients in interstate and international cases. We can also refer you to qualified family law attorneys in other states or foreign countries if necessary.
Family Law Litigation
Divorce and family law litigation is a unique area of the law, and differs from any other civil litigation. Family law is an emotional area of the law often involving anxiety, anger, and depression, and the conduct of the parties during the litigation process may change the course of the case and directly affect the ultimate outcome of the case. The attorneys at Maddox & Gerock, provide sensitive and timely advice and legal solutions to problems in all areas of family law. We work to make the legal process understandable and straightforward for each client.
Our family law attorneys analyze each case with a problem-solving approach, and are sensitive to the fact that every family in Virginia is unique and every client requires a legal approach specifically tailored to their specific family law concerns and issues.
To learn more about our family law practice, please contact us today. For further information about a variety of legal topics please visit our E-Newsletter , Family Law Practice Center , or Child Custody & Visitation Practice Center .
Child custody and visitation
Child support and related guidelines
Alimony / spousal support
Government retirement benefits
Relocation of children
Family law jurisdiction
Marital and premarital agreements
Divorce for military families
International family law matters and appeals
Appeals and appellate law
Our office is located in Vienna, near Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, and our family law lawyers routinely handle cases in Arlington County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Loudoun County and Prince William County, as well as in the city of Alexandria. We also accept cases in nearly all other Virginia jurisdictions, and we have represented clients in Albemarle County, Augusta County, Caroline County, Frederick County, Goochland County, King George County, Middlesex County, Rappahannock County, Rockingham County, Shenandoah County, Stafford County and Spotsylvania County, as well as in the cities of Fredericksburg and Winchester.Read less
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