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Family law disputes can be some of the most contentious and emotional legal issues an family law attorney can work on. Chiusano & Associates, PLLC understands your situation and what’s at stake for you and your family. Though family law cases can be very stressful, they don’t have to be that way. We work with our clients to help them focus on their wants and needs and away from the anger and disappointment that can come with a family law issue.
Family law can apply in situations where things have gone badly and problems need to be resolved. A marriage is broken, can’t be turned around and a divorce will be needed. Who is responsible for what debts and who is entitled to what assets and support are often disputed. Which parent should have what role for children can lead to contentious and emotional arguments.
Family law can also be applied to prevent disagreements from becoming full-blown arguments and relationship ending disputes. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can outline how a potential, future divorce can be resolved. Parents can create child support, custody and visitation agreements while there’s still goodwill between the parties. Financial issues and spousal support can be worked out if both sides can step back and calmly look at their situation.
The reality is in many cases just because there’s a divorce doesn’t mean ex-spouses will no longer have any contact with each other. Spousal and child support may need to be paid. Children will split time between parents. It’s normally not in either party’s best interests to burn all the bridges between them.
That doesn’t mean surrendering your rights and your child’s interests for the sake of avoiding a trial. The family law attorneys Virginia Beach at ACS Law are ready, willing and able to go to trial in a family law dispute when it’s in our client’s best interests.
We handle a wide range of family law issues. They can involve married and unmarried couples, with or without children.
- Divorce – Divorce can be very simple or complex, highly emotional or completed in a calm and business-like manner, contested or uncontested. It all depends on the situation and the parties. We have experience in all kinds of divorces and we bring that experience to every divorce client we serve. ACS Law helps our clients with straightforward divorces when assets are limited and the couple has no children or they agree on custody and support issues. We also help clients involved in complex divorce cases, including those where one or both spouses own a business. We help clients identify and protect separate assets. We’re familiar with unique laws that apply to military divorces and the division of retirement benefits.
- Child Custody and Visitation – When parents separate, children are often the ones who suffer. ACS Law’s goal is to assist you in reaching a fair settlement with the other parent, to help maintain your relationship with your child and avoid future problems. We are well versed in the Military Parents Equal Protection Act and work to make sure our clients play an important role in their child’s life.
- Child Support – All parents have a duty to support their children in Virginia. ACS Law can help you determine the appropriate amount of support based on the Virginia Child Support guidelines and your unique circumstance. Whether you will pay support or you will receive it on your child’s behalf, we will protect your rights and interests when a child support dispute arises.
- Spousal Support – Our attorneys understand that spousal support issues are complex. There are many questions that need to be answered when a divorcing couple or a judge decides what’s appropriate. Whether you are the spouse paying support, receiving it or seeking to modify a current support order, we accurately assess the needs and resources of each household to protect our clients’ financial future.
If you live in the Virginia Beach area and have questions or concerns about a family law issue, or you need legal representation in a family law matter, call Chiusano & Associates, PLLC at (757) 644-6789 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation today.