Domestic relations law in Virginia encompasses a wide range of issues of importance to individuals and families. While the concept readily calls to mind divorce and attendant concerns, Colten Watson Vincent Law Group P.C. also assists clients in non-divorce cases with such matters as marital planning through the negotiation and preparation of pre-marital and marital contracts; establishing child parentage; civil actions for separate maintenance or quasi-criminal proceedings for desertion and nonsupport; obtaining or defending against protective orders; adoption; and custody or visitation by grandparents or other third parties having a legitimate interest.
As a result of the recent landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, same sex couples, theretofore denied the right of and access to marriage in Virginia, may now wed. They face the same concerns and must deal with the same issues arising under domestic relations law as do heterosexual couples, but with little established Virginia precedent directly on point to guide them. Colten | Watson | Vincent is experienced and well qualified to assist with such matters and invites your questions.
Separation and divorce can be stressful and life-altering events for all family members, including children. Legal complexities that arise when a family divides often appear overwhelming. Colten | Watson | Vincent is available to guide you through these troubling times. We handle the preparation of pre-marital and marital agreements; annulment; divorce; custody and visitation; parent relocation and other change of custody issues; parental abduction; adoption; spousal and child support matters and support modification; equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities; enforcement of settlement agreements or Court-ordered property and support issues and other post-divorce issues, including those pertaining to division of retirement assets; domestic relations appellate litigation; and related matters.
The attorneys of Colten | Watson | Vincent are skilled professionals with expertise in all aspects of family law. We welcome the opportunity to assist with all of your family law needs.