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At Hardy Pence PLLC, our lawyers in have 100 years of experience combined in guiding clients through a divorce in the most amicable way possible. Many people assume that all divorces are contentious and that every spouse makes it difficult for the other. In many cases, however, both parties are hoping to resolve cases as quickly and peacefully as possible. Whether you are anticipating an amicable or contentious one, our divorce lawyers can provide the dedicated representation you need.

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Types of Divorce in West Virginia

We have extensive experience with various divorce cases, including high-asset divorce. There are many different types of divorce that can be used to separate from your spouse without having to go to court.

  • No-Fault Divorce: This form of divorce recognizes that both spouses contributed to the breakdown of the marriage. These are suitable for couples who don’t expect that they will have to fight about how to divide their assets.
  • Uncontested Divorce: The two spouses work together to resolve the terms of their divorce settlement. The terms in divorce may include custody, support, property division, alimony, and so on. Uncontested divorce is usually settled fairly quickly, and often don’t require hearings, settlement negotiations, or other types of court procedures.
  • Contested Divorce: This is the typical heated and combative separation that you often see on TV. Contested divorce usually involves the two spouses hiring separate attorneys to take their settlement disputes to court for a judge to make a ruling.
  • Mediation: A neutral third party hears both spouses’ reasons for wanting to separate. However, the mediator does not make a decision for the couple and instead facilitates a discussion between them that will hopefully help them reach an agreement that will guide the final divorce judgment.
  • Collaborative Divorce: Each spouse retains legal counsel and signs an agreement stating they will work together to come to an agreement. If the spouses can’t agree, both of their attorneys will withdraw from the case, and the spouses will have to start the divorce process all over.
  • Summary Divorce: This type is a good option for couples who lack substantial assets, don’t have any children, and weren’t married for very long. Summary divorces simply require each spouse to fill out and file a few forms.

Other Aspects of Divorce

If you are separating from your spouse, there is more to think about if you have property or children together. At Hardy Pence, PLLC our Charleston, WV divorce lawyers can also help you with

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If you are thinking of getting a divorce, you should immediately consult with our lawyer. We understand that divorce is a daunting task to take on. When you hire our firm, our team will be by your side at each step of your case to ensure that your rights and interests are protected.

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Choosing Hardy Pence, PLLC

Why our team is the right choice:
  • Knowledgeable Legal Team

    We have are recognized by clients ranging from individuals to publicly traded companies for high quality, efficient legal representation.

  • Expansive Experience

    Our experienced lawyers have highly distinguished qualifications and are nationally recognized for legal excellence.

  • Personal Dedication

    We pride ourselves on being a multi-faceted law firm – strong in a wide range of practice areas and prioritize personally meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations.

  • Record of Success

    Our reputation speaks for itself; we have successfully fought for hundreds of clients and have won cases that represent a brighter future for our clients.