Experts say that divorce lawyer inquiries spike during January. In an effort to embrace the “new year, new you,” mentality that defines the month, many individuals make the first move toward ending a stagnant or unhappy marriage in the days and weeks after the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve.
If you are considering wiping the slate of past years by filing for divorce, take the time to gather your thoughts and emotions and begin to weigh your options. These options include the grounds by which you plan to file. You can file for a divorce from bed and board (partial divorce via legal separation) or divorce from the bond of matrimony (absolute divorce) depending on your unique situation. Here are the acceptable reasons for divorce as set forth by the Virginia State Bar.
Though these grounds are the legal standards by which an individual looking to file for divorce should judge their personal situation, the lines are often blurred. Sound legal advice from an experienced family lawyer is necessary even in the earliest planning stages of a separation or divorce.
Whether you are in Newport News, Virginia Beach, Norfolk or any other city in the Hampton Roads region, call the divorce lawyers of Montagna Law to discuss your case.
Jon Montagna received a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from American University in Washington D.C. and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 1999. Jon practices law in the Hampton Roads Virginia area.