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Years of Experience
The Law Office of Scott S. Ives is committed to treating all cases and all clients as a priority, regardless of compensation. Protecting the rights of Virginia, Maryland and D.C. residents has been our mission from Day one. Now, 30 years later, we are proud to be part of a law firm that not only wins cases but serves its clients first. This level of excellence includes recommending other attorneys if our lawyers don’t believe they are 100% qualified to represent your case. Our integrity and our mission have made us the most trusted divorce attorneys for dozens of clients in northern Virginia. If you are looking for Virginia lawyers with experience, choose Scott Ives.
There are many options for getting a divorce, and our experienced divorce and family law attorneys can help you decide which choice is best for you. If you and your ex-spouse can agree on most things and want to avoid an expensive and drawn-out battle, we can help make your divorce quick and easy. If an amicable divorce is impossible, we fight to get you the best settlement possible.
This is the divorce most people think of and fear. The parties do not agree on many terms and may end up slugging it out in court. Contested divorces are the most expensive and time-consuming.
This is a good option when the two parties agree on the terms of the divorce. Often, uncontested divorces can be completed in a matter of a few weeks and at a greatly reduced cost.
This is not a separate type of divorce proceeding, but because Virginia is a no-fault divorce state, it does not require couples to prove grounds for divorce. Instead, the parties can simply state that they have irreconcilable differences.
One of the more common ways of resolving issues in a divorce is through the use of mediation. Mediation allows a neutral third party to meet with the parties and work out a settlement. Having an attorney during the mediation process is essential because the mediator does not represent your interests. However, the divorce is less costly and less time-consuming.
Like divorce, an annulment ends a marriage, but the difference is that an annulment voids the marriage, treating it as if it never happened. Grounds for an annulment include fraud and getting married while one party was still married to someone else.
We are prepared to help you effectively resolve the end of your marriage through mediation or litigation. Fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment with us. You can also call us at (703) 890-5894.
The Law Office of Scott S. Ives is fully open for business. We are maintaining a safe and sanitized office to ensure the health and safety of our clients. We are available for free consultations, including but not limited to the areas of domestic/divorce cases, personal injury, employment, contract disputes, criminal cases and wills.