At Kurylo Gold & Josey, PLC, our goal as family law attorneys is to serve the interests of our clients by helping them work through the legal process while attempting to minimize the stress, drama, and emotional drain associated therewith. We work with our clients to achieve amicable resolutions without litigation whenever possible. But when a divorce cannot be resolved through amicable means, our attorneys are ready to litigate a contested divorce trial to ensure our clients receive a fair trial and just outcome.
In an uncontested divorce, the divorcing spouses work together to reach a settlement agreement regarding the division of property, the payment of any spousal or child support, and custody provisions that may be required to resolve all of the outstanding issues surrounding the dissolution of the marriage. After entering into this agreement, the parties ask the court to incorporate the agreement into any divorce decree entered between them. The judge presiding over the divorce will incorporate the settlement agreement, so long as it comports with Virginia law.
In a contested divorce, however, the spouses are unable to reach an agreement that they can submit to the court, and the judge will have to make decisions regarding the following types of issues:
In some cases, spouses begin working together towards an uncontested divorce, but the divorce becomes contested as tensions over finances and the relationship boil over. Ignorance of the law and unfounded expectations over each spouse’s rights and responsibilities under Virginia law often result in contested divorces as well.
In order for the judge to make determinations in a contested divorce, he or she will require that both spouses submit evidence regarding the marriage, their finances, and the interests of the children to the court. The judge will then hear arguments in court from both spouses’ attorneys in favor of their respective positions and issue a final divorce decree that addresses these various issues.
When you work with the family law attorneys at Kurylo Gold & Josey, PLC in a contested divorce, we will fight to make sure that your rights are respected under the law, that your best arguments are made to the judge, and that the other spouse is honest and forthcoming about the history of the relationship and their finances and assets. Our family law attorneys have worked with all types of individuals and families, and we have the experience and knowledge to navigate the Virginia court system in order to obtain positive outcomes for you and your children in the divorce process.
Whether you’re just considering the possibility of a divorce, or have already entered into the divorce process with a spouse, the compassionate, experienced family law attorneys at Kurylo Gold & Josey, PLC in Fredericksburg can help you take control of your situation and confidently move towards the next chapter of your life. Contact the firm today at (540) 642-1766 to schedule a consultation.
Matt Kurylo began his legal career as a legal services specialist in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1998, then as an attorney in Fredericksburg in 2007. He is the founding partner of Kurylo Gold & Josey. In addition to providing assistance to clients, Matt serves as the firm’s managing partner.
Emily Gold focuses on matters of criminal and traffic defense, as well as family law, including divorce and child issues such as custody and visitation. She grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and attended the University of Virginia and George Mason University School of Law.
Sara is a native of Kentucky but grew up primarily in Raleigh, North Carolina. After graduating in three years summa cum laude, Sara attended Campbell Law School, in North Carolina. Sara practices primarily family law and estate planning matters.