Family Law Attorneys in Hampton, VA
Our legal team at Clancy & Walter P.L.L.C.
is here to assist you in all your Family Law
needs, from divorce to child custody. We don't want you to worry about alimony, child custody and the distribution of your property. We will make your divorce proceedings as quick and easy as possible or can modify a decree that you've had in place that may no longer work for both parties.
We offer these situations and much more:
During one of the most
difficult and overwhelming moments in your life, our experienced attorneys
provide guidance and legal help to clients.
At Clancy & Walter Law, PLLC, whether your divorce is contested or
uncontested, we will walk through the process to make your divorce proceedings
as easy as possible. Our goal is to
provide you with peace of mind during this stressful time. We will assist you in matters relating to spousal support, child
custody, child support, visitation and the distribution of your
property. We also have experience
dealing with post-divorce issues such as modification of a decree or agreement.
If you're not 100 percent
sure that you want to completely dissolve your marriage, our attorneys can help you figure out
whether or not a separation will work for you. We will come up with a plan for
you and your spouse that will lay out support, child custody, and the division
of assets and debt. It is important to create a blue print that will provide
guidance during the separation process.
Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection
Your safety should always
be a priority. If you are a victim of
abuse or violence, a protection order can help prevent future problems. If you have questions about what constitutes
abuse or violence, our experienced attorneys can help you. We also have experience representing
individuals who have been falsely accused of domestic violence.
Child Custody and Visitation
Decisions regarding children are the most
difficult for parents to make. At Clancy
and Walter, PLLC, we realize how much you have at stake during a child custody and
visitation dispute. In a custody matter,
there are two types of custody: legal and physical. Legal custody refers to the parties' ability
to make decisions in regards to the child's well-being, including medical and
educational needs. Physical custody
relates to where the child primarily resides and a visitation schedule is
established for the "non-custodial"parent. We will provide you with zealous
representation, whether you are fight for custody or visitation, to ensuring
that your rights are protected, while still ensuring the best interests of the
child are first and foremost.
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, the
non-custodial parent has a duty of support for their minor children. The child support process can be complicated,
but our attorneys are experienced with helping individuals to navigate the
Whether you're paying or receiving spousal
support, our attorneys at Clancy & Walter, PLLC can assist you with all of
your needs. Our attorneys are well aware that financial duties to a spouse may
extend well after a divorce.. Spousal support payments or receipts can have a
big impact on your financial situation and we are committed to finding
solutions that are guaranteed to work for our clients. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Court
considers several factors before making a determining of support including the
obligations, needs and resources of the parties. Our attorneys will help prepare and present
your case to ensure the evidence presented is applicable and supportive of each
The adoption process is
more complicated than most prospective parents are aware. Our goal at Clancy
& Walter, PLLC is to walk you through the process during the adoption
process. Our attorneys have experience
with parental placement adoptions, agency adoptions, step parent adoptions, and
The Commonwealth of Virginia is an
equitable distribution state meaning that the goal of the Court is to divide a
couple's assets fairly while giving consideration to several factors including
each party's monetary and nonmonetary contributions to the marriage and
acquisition and maintenance of property.
The equitable distribution of property can be complicated especially
when it deals with the commingling of other's parties separate properties adn
interests. At Clancy and Walter, PLLC,
our attorneys have extensive knowledge of the law, and therefore, are able to
effectively represent your interests in the division of property.
Pre-Marital & Post-Marital Agreements
When entering into a marriage, it is
always a good idea to evaluate your property and financial interests whether or
not a divorce is anticipated. Pre-marital agreements help to ensure that in the
event of an unsuccessful marriage, your rights are protected and you do not
walk empty-handed. At Clancy & Walter Law, PLLC, we will explore everything
that a pre-marital agreement covers. We also assist with the drafting and
execution of post-marital agreements if they are issues that arise after
marriage where you rights need protection.
The goal of pre-marital or post-marital agreements is not to facilitate,
foster or promote a separation or divorce.
They are agreements entered into in recognition of the present age and circumstances of the
parties with the sincere goal that their marriage will succeed.
If you are concerned about the paternity
of a child, Clancy and Walter Law, PLLC will guide you through the process of determining
paternity. We have assisted many mothers and fathers with paternity cases that
have led to satisfying outcomes for both parents. You can be sure that we will
find closure for you and will be prepared to take the next step if the topics
of child custody, child visitation and child support also need to be addressed
by a court.
Call us today for your consultation. 757-826-5000