Family law covers a wide range of family matters, including divorce, mediation, pre-marital agreements, child support, child custody, separation agreements and spousal support. Family law issues are often complex and emotionally charged. For these reasons, it’s important to have a family law attorney to help you navigate the legal process and give guidance about life-impacting decisions. For legal help and representation, turn to the Vadas Law Firm. We have over 16 years of successful experience in all types of family cases. We also service a wide area, including Fairfax, Alexandria, Prince William, Loudoun, Stafford and Arlington counties.
Fairfax Family Law Attorney: Mediation or Arbitration
When it comes to divorce and child custody issues, mediation or arbitration are cost-effective solutions. In addition to being less expensive than litigation, these non-adversarial alternatives are timely and help everyone involved maintain positive relationships. Both methods are led by a neutral third party, whose job it is to bring everyone together and not apart. A mediator helps facilitate discussion between parties to identify the issues and work toward an agreed resolution. The Vadas Law Firm can help prepare you for these meetings, attend the mediation or arbitration and also give legal advice. In addition, they will carefully review any settlements before you sign.
Litigation in Family Matters
If mediation or arbitration are not successful in a resolution, the only other option is to allow the court to make the decisions. The Vadas Law Firm is very familiar with family court and the local customs of each. They will also be well prepared to battle it out in the courtroom. They will gather all of the financial documents, witnesses and expert witnesses if needed. They will also work closely with you and advise you of the proceedings. This way, you’re not left in the dark.
Even though it may seem unromantic, many couples today opt today for a written prenuptial when considering marriage. It is especially common in second and third marriages. This way, you can ensure that your children from a previous marriage are entitled to your assets when you pass. It’s also an effective way to protect one’s self from a spouse’s debt and to protect your business assets. If you want to learn more about pre-marital agreements, feel free to consult the Vadas Law Firm.
If you’re facing a legal family issue and aren’t sure what to do, contact the Vadas Law Firm. They are always happy to guide you and let you all of your options.