Dealing with family law and divorce issues in Virginia is a very emotional and overwhelming process. The attorneys at BoykoNapier are experienced domestic relations attorneys who will help guide and support you throughout this difficult time. Whether your case is in Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, Chesterfield or any other locality throughout the Commonwealth, if you are in need of a family law attorney, please contact our office at 804-658-3418.
Richmond Family Law Attorneys:
We serve the citizens of Central Virginia in all types of family law and divorce matters, including:
- There are two general types/methods of divorce in Virginia: fault based divorces and no-fault divorces. People often refer to these two types as contested divorces and uncontested divorces—though whether a divorce is contested is not necessarily based on the underlying reason for the separation (i.e. whether one party was at fault), but could simply mean, for example, there is a dispute over the distribution of certain items of marital property. . . [read more]
- Few issues in life are more difficult and emotional than determining custody and visitation of your children. At BoykoNapier, our family law attorneys can help you through the process and act as a source of relief in this trying time. In Virginia, the Court is bound to consider ten statutory factors (“best interests factors” ) in the determination of child custody and visitation—Virginia Code Section 20-124.3 (link to code section) . . . [read more]
- Unlike some other states, Virginia does not have a quick and easy process through which you can file a “legal separation” with the Court. However, if you and your spouse are considering separation, you can enter into a written separation and property settlement agreement, a.k.a. “PSA”, which will achieve a similar result. Most separations and divorces are resolved through the drafting and signing of a PSA . . . [read more]
- Choosing the path of adoption is a very exciting time for families. The family law and divorce attorneys at BoykoNapier will discuss the legal requirements and will work closely with you throughout the adoption process . . . [read more]
- If you and your spouse are separated, you may be entitled to petition the Court for an award of spousal support (a.k.a. “alimony”). Either a husband or wife can receive spousal support. The Richmond family law and divorce attorneys at BoykoNapier can assist you in applying the facts of your case to the factors a court will considers in determining spousal support, which primarily include the need for an award of spousal support by the requesting spouse and the financial ability of the other spouse to pay spousal support . . . [read more]
- If you are seeking to modify a current Court Order, our family law attorneys can help you determine the best course of action and explain the legal principles behind a modification action . . . [read more]
- If you are seeking or defending against a protective order, there are very significant personal and property interests at stake. A family law attorney at BoykoNapier can help you discuss the different issues involved and advocate on your behalf at the hearing date . . . [read more]
- Although most modern-day engaged and married couples do not enter into these agreements, they can be vital tools for protecting assets prior to or during a marriage. To discuss the preparation or negotiation of a premarital or postmarital agreement, contact a family law attorney at BoykoNapier today.
- If you are seeking an annulment, it is advisable to discuss your options with a Richmond family law attorney. Our attorneys are experienced in handling annulments and will explain the process and whether or not you qualify.
- The division of retirement assets, including 401(k)s, IRAs and pensions is a common issue in divorce and separation. A QDRO is a tool that effectively divides retirement accounts. The family law attorneys at BoykoNapier will help explain the purpose of a QDRO and how it might help you with property distribution incident to your divorce or separation.
- If you are faced with a child custody, visitation, or parental kidnapping issue that involves one parent’s relocation to another state or another country, it is important that you obtain legal counsel as soon as possible. An experienced family law attorney can help guide you through the legal issues closely associated with relocation and parental kidnapping.
- If you are seeking custody and/or visitation with a child who is not your own (you are not the biological parent–you are a third-party or extended family member of the child), it is important to speak with an experienced family law attorney about your custodial rights and additional legal issues relevant to the child.
If you would like to discuss family law and divorce issues, please contact a Virginia family law attorney at BoykoNapier by phone at (804) 658-3418 or by email.