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There is LIFE after Divorce.

Solving the legal issues is our job. Planning the rest of your life is yours.

The end of a relationship, even a short one, is a stressful and sad time. Starting on a new path or chapter of your life requires you to put the marriage and many related issues to rest. Our job at The Merna Law Group is to help you get that fresh start with as little stress as possible. Solving the legal issues is our job. Planning the rest of your life is yours.

Uncontested Divorce

A situation where you and your spouse can agree on all the terms of the divorce.  The important word here is “agree”.  It is not enough that you know what you want.  You have to make sure your spouse agrees and vice versa.  We get clients everyday saying they want an uncontested divorce only to admit they have never discuss the terms with their spouse.  If an uncontested divorce is what you are seeking you should discuss the terms with your spouse before even speaking with a divorce attorney.  It will save you time and money.

The second important concept is to “agree on ALL the terms”.  It is not enough to agree on most of the terms.  Disagreement on a single issue can land you is length and expensive litigation.  This is not an uncontested divorce.  Common issues that need to be discussed and agreed upon:

  • Separation of property;
  • Separation of debt;
  • Support (child & spousal);
  • Custody.

Contested Divorce

Contested divorce is where you do not agree on one or more issues related to the separation.  To give you a visual of why contested divorce is not where you want to be if you can help it – CONTEST = ATTORNEY TIME = MONEY.  The more contested a divorce is, the more time involved, the more it costs.  An attorney can not tell you the cost of a contested case.  All he can do is give you the rate you are looking at depending on how contested it will be.  You and you spouse are the only ones that have control over the costs.  Sometimes it is unavoidable.

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 The Merna Law Group, Attorneys At Law, P.C. …kind and friendly from the start!5 Stars! “Everyone there was kind and friendly from the start and helped us with everything in a timely manner. They were never rude no matter how much we called or asked questions.” Reviewed by B.P. of Virginia Beach on Feb 20 . 
 The Merna Law Group, Attorneys At Law, P.C. Didn’t have to worry about anything!5 Stars! “Just keep providing the type of service you do. You business values are based off reliability and service. Today’s Law Offices just don’t offer that kind of experience. Didn’t have to worry about anything!!! Just being able to go on with my normal life and know that all my issues are well taken care of is a relief in itself.” Reviewed by A.P. of Virginia Beach on Mar 4 . 
 The Merna Law Group, Attorneys At Law, P.C. …debt free!5 Stars! “A friendly staff and outstanding attorney who helped me through a difficult time in my life. Thanks to everyone at the Merna Law Group who helped me move on to and new chapter in my life debt free!” Reviewed by M.F. of Norfolk on Mar 8 . 
 The Merna Law Group, Attorneys At Law, P.C. …overall experience was outstanding!5 Stars! “My husband and I were very happy with The Merna Law Firm. They are well organized, time manageable, and friendly. I was even able to bring my children with me if I needed to. In court, they stayed right there beside us and answered all questions we had. Our overall experience was outstanding and I am glad we were represented by the Merna Law Group.” Reviewed by A.M. of Suffolk on Mar 5 . 
 The Merna Law Group, Attorneys At Law, P.C. …very helpful and friendly!5 Stars! “Everyone at the office was very helpful and friendly. The attorney answered all of our questions and helped us through the entire process. He was also very helpful answering concerns that we had after the process was completed/over. Highly recommended!” Reviewed by M.E. of Virginia Beach on Mar 11 .