The Moore Law Firm focuses exclusively on divorce and family law practice. Our family law and divorce attorneys serve clients throughout Virginia but primarily within the Lynchburg, Roanoke, and Charlottesville regions. We spend every day guiding and protecting people like you who are facing some of the most difficult challenges life can offer.
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We understand that divorce was never part of the plan. Divorce can be intimidating, stressful, and emotional. It is not something you do every day. You have a lot of questions that need answers. You need someone you can trust with your life. Someone who is devoted to guiding and protecting you through your divorce.
The best divorce lawyers know that the best clients are informed and engaged in the process.
Knowledge is the key to client empowerment. Empowerment leads to good decision-making. Our website is intended to start the process of empowering you with knowledge about divorce. We share information and insights other lawyers usually charge for. Why? Because we believe the value added by a divorce lawyer should come from what he or she can do with information available to everyone and not the result of information kept hidden away.
The next step toward your empowerment will be direct communication with one of our divorce attorneys in a consultation. In the meantime, keep reading and learning. Whether or not you meet with us, we hope our website helps you along your path.
Learn more about divorce in Virginia:
While it would be impossible to teach you everything about divorce, our family lawyers have created a number of web pages and articles geared toward people who do not do spend everyday handling divorces like we do. There is a lot of technical detail as well as knowledge gained by experience in these pages for you to learn from. Please read and learn then call us when you are ready for a divorce consultation.
Divorce lawyers spend a lot of time explaining the basic components of a divorce to their clients. There are a lot of technical and procedural aspects of divorce that must be understood in order to grasp the bigger picture. This page addresses some of those “nuts and bolts” of divorce.
Divorcing spouses almost always want to know whether they will pay or receive “spousal support”, which is the modern term for “alimony”. The answer is not always simple. On this page, our attorneys survey the factors affecting spousal support decision-making in Virginia courts as well as other considerations that may come into play.
Property division, what divorce lawyers refer to as “equitable distribution”, can be a fairly complex aspect of a divorce,. This is especially true in high net-worth cases or cases involving claims of separate property. Here our lawyers review the basic approaches courts employ when asked to allocate property and debts between divorcing spouses.
Any divorce attorney will tell you that there is arguably no legal issue more emotionally charged and nuanced than that of child custody and visitation. Every case is unique and involves the most important aspect of a parent’s life, the children. This page reviews and examines the various considerations that come into play when parents divorce.
Most family lawyers will, or should, tell you that child support is fairly straightforward in Virginia. Basically, child support is determined using a formula that incorporates the parents’ gross incomes, the number of children, child care and health insurance costs. There are some caveats to this simplified explanation. This page takes a look at how child support is determined in Virginia as well as deviations from the child support guidelines.
Divorce lawyers answer a lot of questions.
Divorce lawyers hear new questions everyday. There are also many common questions that have different answers depending on the circumstances. We wish we could answer every question here but we know that would be impossible. The next step may be to arrange a consultation with one of our divorce attorneys. However, you may also want to read some of our articles found under the categories menu such as:
- How do I handle the children during divorce?
- Where do I find answers? Who can I trust?
- Do I need a divorce consultation?
- How do I prepare for a divorce consultation?
Divorce lawyers helping you help yourself.
Divorce and family law present some of the most challenging legal situations a person can face. Everything from complex medical, financial, business, and accounting issues are possibilities in a divorce. This is why our attorneys do not dabble in other areas of practice that have no bearing on on helping our clients.
You will not find our lawyers handling a DUI one day and a personal injury case the next. Divorce and family law is all we do. Day in and day out, we are handling divorce and family law cases ranging from the simplest, uncontested divorce to litigation involving millions of dollars in assets.
Where do you go from here?
Every case is unique. A divorce consultation is the next logical step. The best divorce lawyers will help you find ways to minimize the need for or costs or legal representation. The goal should always be to resolve your divorce as efficiently and effectively as the circumstances allow. What is right for you, though, is a decision you should ultimately make for yourself after being informed of all the options.
For now, educate yourself. Review our law firm’s website. Check out some of the divorce forms and resources we provide. Look at other divorce and family law websites. Learn and seek out the best fit for you then arrange divorce consultations with one or more potential divorce attorneys.
Take your time but take action.
No matter what path you choose, we wish you best in the new life you are beginning.
Choosing the right divorce lawyer for you is one of the most important decisions, if not the most important decision, you will make during this challenging time in your life.
If you are facing a divorce then time is of the essence. There are plenty of lawyers to choose from. Remember though, they are not all divorce lawyers. Find the best fit and commit.
We will repeat ourselves: Take your time but take action.