Prince William County Family Law Attorneys
The attorneys at Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C. regularly practice throughout Northern Virginia, and a large portion of our practice involves clients in Prince William County. We regularly practice in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court of Prince William County as well as the Prince William Circuit Court. We have relationships with other attorneys, experts (including mental health experts) and mediators throughout Prince William County.
Though we are always mindful of settlement and work to bring cases to amicable resolutions that benefit the entire family, we are prepared to go to court when necessary and are experienced at handling all levels of litigation. We have handled all types of domestic relations cases in the Prince William County courts, including child custody, child visitation, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution and divorce cases. We also regularly handle protective orders in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court of Prince William County.
Prince William County has its own set of local rules that complement the rules that govern all Virginia Courts, including scheduling procedures and motions procedures that must be followed in order to have your case heard. If a person or attorney is operating without a thorough understanding of these local procedures, cases can sometimes stagnate which can hinder settlement discussions and can cause people to be frustrated with a lack of results in their case. At Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C., we are experienced in navigating the courts in Prince William County as needed for any type of family law case, and we are dedicated to serving our clients in Prince William County.
Because of our experience in the Prince William courts, we can also help you more accurately assess the risks of what may happen in your case if you go to trial, so that you can make informed decisions in settlement. We believe that any client who is going into contested litigation should be equipped with the information necessary to make informed decisions about the costs and benefits of going to trial versus potential settlement proposals. That information should include both a thorough understanding of the law and how the law will likely be applied to their family situation. We assist clients in making settlement proposals when necessary and in evaluating any proposals that are made by the other party.
Though we are located in Fairfax County, our office is conveniently close to Route 28 and the Fairfax County Parkway for easy access to Manassas, Virginia, where the Prince William County Courthouse is located. This is particularly convenient for clients who live in Prince William, and therefore must have their case heard in Prince William if it goes to court, but want an attorney who is located closer to where they work during the week.
Our experienced Prince William attorneys are ready to help you navigate the issues facing your family, whether you are just beginning to explore the need for an attorney, if you are already in the midst of litigation and find yourself in need of counsel or in need of a second opinion, or if you are seeking enforcement or a modification of a past order. During a consultation with one of our family law attorneys, we will work with you to determine the needs in your case so that we can craft an approach that you understand and are comfortable with. We know that every family is unique.
During an initial consult, we do our best to guide the time spent toward answering the questions that are of most concern to you. We encourage all prospective clients to review and fill out the client questionnaires in our Forms that are applicable to their cases before the initial consult, including the Financial Questionnaire and/or Custody Questionnaire for clients consulting about divorce, equitable distribution, spousal support, custody or child support issues, and the Mediation Intake and Agreement to Mediate for any clients seeking mediation services from the firm. However, filling out these forms in advance is not a requirement.
If there are already pleadings pending in your case, or if there are past orders that you are seeking advice about, it is helpful if you bring any and all documents with you if you have them. If you cannot locate any relevant documents, let us know, as some jurisdictions have past pleadings and orders available online, and we can help you pull documents as needed.
For more information about any of the services that the firm provides, please see our pages for Divorce, Mediation, Pre/Post-Nuptial Agreements, Separation Agreements, Child Custody, Child & Spousal Support, and Property Division.