Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce

The attorneys at John Elledge & Associates are highly experienced in divorce, having helped many individuals and families in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and the surrounding areas. Here are a few of the questions we are frequently asked.

How Does Child Custody Work?

The first step is determining whether you and your ex can reach an agreement on how much time the children will spend with each parent. Courts consider the best interest of a child when approving custody agreements or making orders. These days, judges generally want each parent to have a relationship with their child and be involved in their life, unless there is reason to believe it is not his or her best interest due to safety concerns.

If one parent is granted sole physical and legal custody, that means that child lives with that parent only. The parent with sole custody has the authority to make decisions pertaining to the child. The parent without custody may seek visitation.

Will My Ex Pay Child Support?

It depends. Child support is calculated based on a formula. It considers many factors such as income, number of children and child custody.

Who Will Get The House?

When a married couple divorces, their assets and debts need to be divided equitability. Marital assets are those that were obtained during the marriage. If you and your ex cannot agree on a fair division of property, it could draw out the process and leave it up to the courts.

Our Attorneys Can Help You Meet Your Goals In Divorce

At John Elledge & Associates, we know you are going through a difficult time. We have compassionate lawyers who have helped many people in Shenandoah Valley go through family law matters. Call us at 540-217-6086 or send us an email.