Manassas Divorce Lawyer

Prince William County Marital Property Assets Attorney

If your divorce involves significant assets or a custody dispute, there is no substitute for an experienced and diligent divorce lawyer. Even in an uncontested divorce, you could come out on the short end without qualified legal representation.

Protect your interests by calling the law firm of Thomas R. Breeden, P.C., at 703-659-0188 for an initial consultation. We represent women and men in Manassas, Alexandria, Arlington, Annandale and all communities of Prince William County, Virginia.

Accomplished trial lawyer Tom Breeden and his qualified support staff help families that are experiencing many types of problems. We offer comprehensive family law services that include handling divorce proceedings, legal separations, child support, child custody and visitation matters.

Dividing the Marital Estate

Perhaps you have few assets and no kids, and you seek a swift and amicable dissolution. If you agree on all aspects of marital property division, our firm can draw up or review a no-fault divorce agreement (uncontested divorce) to identify any inequities or long-range problems.

If there are complex allegations of child abuse, infidelity or marital waste (for example, spending assets on an extra-marital affair), you will want an experienced attorney to protect your interests.

Virginia is an equitable distribution state. This means each spouse will receive a fair share; this will not necessarily result in a 50-50 division of the estate. If you have substantial marital assets, which can include home equity, retirement accounts, checking/savings accounts and closely held business interests, Tom Breeden can ascertain which assets are jointly held and which are separate property. He can also provide accurate valuations to ensure that you get your fair share.

One party may wish to stay in the marital home with the children. Mr. Breeden can advise whether that is financially feasible, and negotiate the trade-offs of other assets (or debts) to make it happen.

Alimony

Spousal support may be awarded when one or more of the following conditions is met:

  • There is a wide disparity in incomes.
  • One spouse has sacrificed a career to raise the kids.
  • There are other reasons why one spouse's standard of living would drop sharply following a divorce.
  • One spouse has special circumstances that would make self-support difficult or impossible.

We can advise if alimony would likely apply, and negotiate or litigate the amount and duration.

A divorce decree and property settlement agreement are final. Enlist experienced representation from a shrewd negotiator and capable trial lawyer. Contact our Manassas office to arrange a confidential consultation.