Whether or not you have children, whether your marital assets are relatively modest or complicated and extensive, and whether the end of your marriage is contentious or amicable, Harrison & Johnston provides divorce representation that can guide you through the process with clarity and confidence.
When a marriage ends, it can be the start of a new chapter in life. But that does not mean that it is easy to turn the page. For many people, divorce is perhaps the most challenging, emotional, and disruptive event they will ever experience. Even when a couple reaches a relatively amicable decision to go their separate ways, tricky or sensitive issues can still arise.
If you are thinking about or facing the prospect of divorce, questions and uncertainty may abound as you try to understand how to proceed, how the process works, and what your new life will look like. If you are a parent, concerns about your child’s well-being and your relationship with them only compound the worry and uncertainty.
It is not a journey you should or need to take alone.
Minimizing Conflict and Maximizing Positive Outcomes
The Shenandoah Valley divorce lawyers at Harrison & Johnston understand how difficult life can be during the unwinding of a marriage. We pride ourselves on our sensitivity and compassion and an approach that balances robust advocacy with a determination to minimize conflict and bring matters to an expeditious and equitable conclusion.
Divorce almost always starts with conflict. The disagreements and arguments that are often both a cause and symptom of a marriage’s deterioration can and often continue after the filing of divorce papers. In fact, divorce can sometimes bring out the worst in good people and cause them to act in counterproductive or destructive ways.
Our divorce lawyers know that ongoing conflict only increases the emotional and financial costs of divorce. That is why we always endeavor to minimize disputes and reach fair and agreed-upon resolutions to the extent possible. We seek and develop creative yet practical solutions designed to obtain the most favorable results for our clients.
Of course, disputes cannot always be avoided, and civil discussions will not necessarily resolve all issues between spouses. When our client’s spouse or opposing counsel act in ways that threaten their rights or well-being – and that of their children - we will not hesitate to adopt a strong and aggressive approach. Our lawyers understand what is at stake in a divorce and fiercely protect our clients at every turn.
Allies, Advocates, and Advisors For All Aspects of Divorce
The divorce lawyers of Harrison & Johnston counsel clients through all aspects of divorce, from pre-divorce planning to post-divorce issues, including:
- Contested Divorce
- Uncontested Divorce
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Visitation and Parenting Time
- Asset Division and Valuation
- Parental Relocation
- Enforcement and Modification of Orders