Roanoke Divorce Lawyers

Find the right Divorce attorney in Roanoke, VA

When filing for divorce in Virginia, either one or both spouses must have established residency in the state for at least six months. For those who are employed in the armed forces, the six-month requirement includes being on a ship stationed in a port or within a federally-controlled naval, military, or air base in Virginia.

Others who work in the armed forces stationed outside the U.S. can also claim residency if they can show that they lived in the state for a period of six months before being assigned to a foreign country.

Divorce in Virginia

Virginia's divorce law employs two basic types namely the fault and the no-fault. Like in some states that allow a no-fault divorce, neither spouse has to provide a reason when filing for divorce. Spouses can simply list incompatibility (also worded as "irreconcilable differences") as a reason for divorce.

It could be that separating couples have irreconcilable differences. Both spouses must not have any period of staying together and should live apart one year at the least.

In a different circumstance, filing for a fault divorce requires a reason and these reasons could vary like neglect, adultery, abuse, abandonment, or criminal conviction. The grounds are always more specific compared to the no-fault type.

So, if you are filing for either type of divorce in Virginia, be sure to check out Roanoke divorce lawyers as they are most familiar with the divorce laws in Virginia.

How Virginia Divorce Lawyers Can Help in Dissolving Marriage

There are several considerations within a divorce process in Virginia that may involve dividing of assets among the couple and finding out who gains custody of the children. Other concerns can also be handled, like questions about alimony, child support, and any other issues.

An efficient Virginia attorney specializing in divorce can surely be of help that is why it is imperative that you connect with a Roanoke divorce lawyer as soon as you have decided to go on with the proceeding.

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Life in Roanoke

Roanoke is touted the tenth largest Virginia city and has a number of residents totaling to 97,000 according to the census of 2010. Specifically located in the southwest portion of Virginia, it is near Botetourt, Salem, Franklin, and Craig.

This city is divided almost equally by the Roanoke River which is both a cultural and commercial hub. The core lies mostly in Southwest Virginia, and some parts of the Southwest west region of the state.

Wal-Mart, Carilion Clinic, the school districts and the city government, and Anthem Blue Cross are some of the largest employers in the area.

The legal professional industry is also active with many residents practicing law in solo or larger firms. This gives assurance to the residents of Roanoke that their legal issues and needs can be handled capably.

The city has earned different names and also goes by several nicknames that include ," The Older Magic City", "Star City", "Capital of the Blue Ridge", and "Big Lick".

Celebrity residents include actress and model Tai Collins, former NBA players Curtis Staples and J.J. Redick, John St. Clair of the NFL fame, and Tony Atlas, the wrestler among others.

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