Skilled Family Law Attorneys

For individuals and families throughout Northern Virginia, going through a divorce or other family law dispute can feel like one of the most traumatic experiences in their lives. As experienced litigation attorneys, we at Spencer, Meyer, Koch & Cornick, PLC, have handled countless cases and understand the emotional as well as practical challenges facing people as they make difficult decisions regarding the distribution of property and assets, changing relationships with their children, and numerous other factors associated with divorce.

Place A Team Of Professionals In Your Corner

Even if you believe that you and your partner can reach an amicable separation agreement, it's important to work with an attorney who can help you consider the immediate issues of your separation, as well as the long-term consequences that may be less familiar to you.

When you work with our firm, we will listen as you raise concerns and ask questions. Once we understand the circumstances of your situation, we can work together and carry out a strategy for negotiating with your partner or preparing your case for trial. With experience gathered both inside and outside the courtroom, the resources to carry out discovery and investigations, and a team approach that protects your best interests, we are confident that we can help you resolve your matter quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Below are just some of the divorce and other family law issues we can help you and your family resolve:

Divorce: We can help guide you through the divorce process, providing counsel every step of the way while answering all of your questions.

Property division: In some cases, couples are able to reach an agreement on most of the issues concerning asset and property division. In other cases, these issues may cause serious roadblocks. Regardless of the specifics of your situation, we are committed to helping you achieve a fair and equitable division of your property.

Spousal maintenance: Sometimes referred to as alimony or spousal support, we represent the interests of clients who are either being asked to make payments or those who are seeking payment from their ex.

Same-sex marriage: With the legalization of same-sex marriage, couples who are now facing the prospect of a divorce must deal with the same issues as traditionally married couples. We will let you know how the law is likely to apply in your situation.

Child custody and support: Support payments and custody arrangements can be one of the most contentious aspects of any divorce case. We will work hard to protect not only your interests, but the interests of your children as well.

Guardianship and adoptions: We handle guardianships and adoptions on the behalves of stepparents, grandparents, legal guardians and others.

Grandparents' rights: Grandparents play a meaningful role in the grandchildren's lives. When parents attempt to stand in the way of this important relationship, we can help explore grandparents' options.

Post-divorce modifications: If something changes following a divorce, it may be necessary to modify agreements regarding custody, child support and spousal maintenance. We can help keep your plans up-to-date.

Relocation: A parent may need to relocate for any number of reasons. When they do, we can handle issues involving modifications to a child custody and visitation order.

Domestic violence: Emotions can run high during a divorce. When allegations of domestic abuse are made or when a spouse becomes the victim of domestic violence, we are here to help serve as legal advocates.

Empowering Virginia Families Going Through Divorce

Don't go through a divorce or other family law issue on your own. Contact us, to speak with a lawyer, and outline your options during the initial consultation at our Fredericksburg law office. Call 540-369-3927 or submit an online contact form to receive a prompt response from our professional staff.