Filing for divorce can never be without any stress in your mind, since it is too personal and also a matter of your emotion. Filing for divorce to end your marriage in Virginia is equally a daunting task. Therefore, you must hire suitable divorce attorneys from the law firm of John W. Lee, P.C in Virginia.
There are basically 3 different ways to get through your divorce filing process in Virginia.
- You have an option to go for a DIY way, which will need you to find or create all the necessary forms that you need to fill, then fill all of them all by yourself, and thereafter follow all other legal requirements of Virginia to file your divorce papers and also take the next steps.
- There is also a provision available through an online service for divorce, where you can obtain all the necessary forms where you need to answer all the questions asked and you need to fill them up. You may have to make payment for certain extra fees for that.
- Lastly, you may go for a traditional way where you can hire a lawyer who will handle your filing and complete the various other legal formalities needed for your divorce.
After you have filed the paper for your divorce either in a DIY way or through a lawyer, the further steps will now depend on how your initial paperwork was actually served and also whether your case will be further contested by your spouse or it is going to be uncontested.
If your spouse has decided to contest the case, then he or she also must file a suitable answer to all your complaints that you have made during the filing of the case within the next 21 days after a notice have been served to him or her.
Thereafter, your case will go through discovery, which is a certain legal process where all the information will be collected from your spouse and also collect all the relevant evidence, such as any reports from experts, etc. After that, it will be followed by several court hearings.
If your spouse does not want to contest the case, then you can finalize your divorce case without any court hearing. You have to simply submit an affidavit and also a few other paperwork.
If you want to learn more regarding the process of obtaining a divorce in an uncontested way in Virginia then you may discuss it with any divorce lawyer.