Going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. Even the terminology can be intimidating. You’ll sit down with an attorney and hear words like equitable distribution, spousal support and maintenance, alimony, child support, legal custody, physical custody, property settlement agreement (“PSA”) or marital settlement agreement (“MSA”), business valuation, qualified domestic relations order, discovery, separate property, marital property, hybrid property, and maybe even the Brandenberg formula. A good Loudoun County divorce lawyer will be familiar with all these terms and capable of making you understand them and feel comfortable with them.
At Beckman Schmalzle Georgelas & Ross PLC, our attorneys are experienced in both litigating and negotiating to settlement all the matters listed above to the benefit of our clients. We are knowledgeable of the localities in which we practice and the approach of the judges and opposing counsel to the issues that your divorce will involve. We have negotiated and litigated cases involving various types of businesses, hidden assets, adultery, abandonment, desertion, cruelty, sexual abuse, physical abuse, hybrid property, significant retirement assets, marital shares of defined benefit plans and pensions, both mortgages with significant equity and homes that are “under water”, and various other issues that are involved in complex divorce litigation.
Every divorce is different, just like every person is different. While certain situations in one divorce may be similar to situations in your divorce, there is no canned system for handling your divorce matter. There is no substitute for learning about you and your concerns and paying careful attention to the details of your case and your goals. At Beckman Schmalzle Georgelas & Ross PLC, our approach to your divorce case is tailored to meet your needs. We carefully listen to all the details of your unique case. Learning about you is the best to help you. People matter.