During one of the most difficult and overwhelming moments in your life, our experienced attorneys provide guidance and legal help to clients. At Clancy & Walter Law, PLLC, whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, we will walk through the process to make your divorce proceedings as easy as possible. Our goal is to provide you with peace of mind during this stressful time. We will assist you in matters relating to spousal support, child custody, child support, visitation and the distribution of your property. We also have experience dealing with post-divorce issues such as modification of a decree or agreement.
If you’re not 100 percent sure that you want to completely dissolve your marriage, our attorneys can help you figure out whether or not a separation will work for you. We will come up with a plan for you and your spouse that will lay out support, child custody, and the division of assets and debt. It is important to create a blue print that will provide guidance during the separation process.
Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection
Your safety should always be a priority. If you are a victim of abuse or violence, a protection order can help prevent future problems. If you have questions about what constitutes abuse or violence, our experienced attorneys can help you. We also have experience representing individuals who have been falsely accused of domestic violence.
Child Custody and Visitation
Decisions regarding children are the most difficult for parents to make. At Clancy and Walter, PLLC, we realize how much you have at stake during a child custody and visitation dispute. In a custody matter, there are two types of custody: legal and physical. Legal custody refers to the parties’ ability to make decisions in regards to the child’s well-being, including medical and educational needs. Physical custody relates to where the child primarily resides and a visitation schedule is established for the “non-custodial”parent. We will provide you with zealous representation, whether you are fight for custody or visitation, to ensuring that your rights are protected, while still ensuring the best interests of the child are first and foremost.
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, the non-custodial parent has a duty of support for their minor children. The child support process can be complicated, but our attorneys are experienced with helping individuals to navigate the process
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Mr. Walter represented me in our almost-9 year extremely high conflict custody struggle. Throughout his years of representation, he gave sound, supportive, and helpful advice. Seeing his face prior to entering the court always gave me a sense of calm and confidence. In family law, where emotions run high, he consistently held the high road and represented the best part of family law — to an excellent outcome. Mr. Walter has my utmost respect, gratitude, and highest recommendation.
Whether you’re paying or receiving spousal support, our attorneys at Clancy & Walter, PLLC can assist you with all of your needs. Our attorneys are well aware that financial duties to a spouse may extend well after a divorce.. Spousal support payments or receipts can have a big impact on your financial situation and we are committed to finding solutions that are guaranteed to work for our clients. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Court considers several factors before making a determining of support including the obligations, needs and resources of the parties. Our attorneys will help prepare and present your case to ensure the evidence presented is applicable and supportive of each factor.
The adoption process is more complicated than most prospective parents are aware. Our goal at Clancy & Walter, PLLC is to walk you through the process during the adoption process. Our attorneys have experience with parental placement adoptions, agency adoptions, step parent adoptions, and adult adoptions
The Commonwealth of Virginia is an equitable distribution state meaning that the goal of the Court is to divide a couple’s assets fairly while giving consideration to several factors including each party’s monetary and nonmonetary contributions to the marriage and acquisition and maintenance of property. The equitable distribution of property can be complicated especially when it deals with the commingling of other’s parties separate properties adn interests. At Clancy and Walter, PLLC, our attorneys have extensive knowledge of the law, and therefore, are able to effectively represent your interests in the division of property.
Pre-Marital & Post-Marital Agreements
When entering into a marriage, it is always a good idea to evaluate your property and financial interests whether or not a divorce is anticipated. Pre-marital agreements help to ensure that in the event of an unsuccessful marriage, your rights are protected and you do not walk empty-handed. At Clancy & Walter Law, PLLC, we will explore everything that a pre-marital agreement covers. We also assist with the drafting and execution of post-marital agreements if they are issues that arise after marriage where you rights need protection. The goal of pre-marital or post-marital agreements is not to facilitate, foster or promote a separation or divorce. They are agreements entered into in recognition of the present age and circumstances of the parties with the sincere goal that their marriage will succeed.
If you are concerned about the paternity of a child, Clancy and Walter Law, PLLC will guide you through the process of determining paternity. We have assisted many mothers and fathers with paternity cases that have led to satisfying outcomes for both parents. You can be sure that we will find closure for you and will be prepared to take the next step if the topics of child custody, child visitation and child support also need to be addressed by a court.