Alimony & Spousal Support
Southern Virginia Alimony and Spousal Support Attorneys
There are many factors to be considered when discussing alimony or spousal support. For example, you must determine whether or not a party is entitled to any support, the type of support, the amount of support, and the duration of any support payments. At Joseph W. Hood, Jr. & Associates (retired)/Messman Law, PLC, we truly understand the laws governing alimony and spousal support, and take the time to thoroughly explain your options and any obligations you might have.
Our Virginia Beach lawyers were formerly led by principal attorney Joe Hood, a family law attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience and a military background. They are currently led by Mykell L. Messman. Because of this leadership, we are methodical, well-disciplined, and will provide you with straight answers to your questions regarding all aspects of divorce, including child custody and child support. In addition to a thorough understanding of the Virginia alimony and spousal support laws, we also use an extensive network of professionals to assist with issues of affordability and asset valuation, such as retirement plans. The opinions of those experts can be critical in determining your alimony and spousal support obligations.
The network of professionals available to the firm includes career counselors to assist stay-at-home parents in their transition back to the workplace. For additional information about the firm’s experience, and the benefits of retaining our services, please click here.
At Joseph W. Hood, Jr. & Associates (retired)/Messman Law, PLC, our commitment to personal service and years of experience set us apart from other law firms handling alimony and spousal support issues. Here are just some of the issues we can assist you with:
- Permanent Spousal Support: This type of alimony is awarded by the court without a termination date; in order to terminate an obligation to pay permanent alimony you must get a modification order from the court.
- Temporary Spousal Support: This type of alimony or spousal support is for finite length of time, and will terminate on a certain date.
- Rehabilitative Spousal Support: Rehabilitative spousal support is available for non-working and working spouses who have been married for more than 10 years, and need financial support while training or re-training to re-enter the job market.
Contact our knowledgeable Virginia alimony and spousal support attorneys
To discuss your spousal support issues with the caring and experienced attorneys at Joseph W. Hood, Jr. & Associates (retired)/Messman Law, PLC, please schedule a confidential consultation by calling us or filling out our intake form.
Joseph W. Hood, Jr. & Associates/Messman Law, PLC
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