Family Law in Arlington, Virginia

Arlington, Virginia Area Family Law

Family law encompasses a broad range of statutes that govern the legal relationship between parties who are connected domestically. While this usually involves parties who are related by blood or marriage there are many cases in which other parties are directly or indirectly involved. Family Law is more than working with highly volatile cases of dispute in a divorce. Even in a case where all parties are agreeable, simply working out the legal details and protecting everyone involved requires experienced legal assistance.

If you are experiencing the stress of a family law matter and would like legal representation, please do not hesitate to contact McCarthy Law, PLLC online or by calling 703-237-3777. 

How can McCarthy Law, PLLC help?

Assistance in areas of family law should start as early as possible. Due to the fact that there are many unique facets that define each individual case, making decisions starts faster than most realize. Often the simplest of decisions will start to define how a case will play out in the long term. Additionally, taking the steps to plan ahead before disputes occur will serve to decrease exposure emotionally and financially in years to come. The following practice areas should be considered for legal advice:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • Separation and Property Settlement Agreements
  • Prenuptial/Premarital Agreements
  • Protective Orders/ Restraining Orders

Parental Rights And Obligations

It is understandable and expected that a parent’s first concern is the safety and well being of his or her children. For this reason one of the most commonly disputed issues in family courts is child custody. Often the emotions involved with a divorce or separation can cloud the judgment of one or both parties and cause the decision making process to be difficult and ardent. Regardless of the relationship between guardians, a judge will always seek to do what he or she feels is “in the best interest of the children”. The following are some common questions and concerns that parents or guardians have:

  • Who will have physical custody?
  • Who will decide medical issues?
  • How is child support determined?
  • Can I move out of state?

The difficulty in answering many of these questions comes with the complexities involved with the circumstances surrounding the family and their situation. At McCarthy Law, PLLC we feel it is vital to have a full understanding of the situation and the long-term goals of our clients in order to build a case strategy that will protect our clients during the process and in the future.

Making Assumptions

One of the biggest mistakes people make in family litigation is assuming certain facts to be true based on the experiences and advice of friends and family. While it is true that a mass quantity of information is readily accessible to everyone, the availability of correct information is not. When dealing with your children, assets, or finances, leaving your future to speculation is advice no one should give as it leaves only a false sense of security. Getting the details right is the difference between success and failure and success in your case may have a different meaning than others. We are dedicated to helping you and your family succeed on your terms.

Contact a Family Attorney in Arlington, Virginia

The dedicated and experienced team at McCarthy Law, PLLC is here to fight for the rights of their clients. We have experience and expertise in all areas of family law and our law firm works to fight for you in your time of need. Making tough decisions for your future should not be done alone. Call us today to schedule a consultation and start moving in the right direction.

Please contact us or call 703-237-3777 to schedule your initial consultation.

McCarthy Law, PLLC
6045 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 101
Arlington, Virginia 22205

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Contact Info
Phone: (703) 237-3777
Fax: (703) 940-0512