We offer an
Uncontested Low Cost Virginia Divorce

Easy, Fast, Professional, and Without You Going To Court!

  Our Price (includes court filing, name change and publication fees*):  $800.00

         We accept:                                                 and checks / cash
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To submit your divorce information online securely

and without any obligation:

or contact us for a free consultation* to determine if you meet the requirements for our service.

Our Procedure:  Upon your submission of information through our encrypted form, telephone or fax, we will contact you, and review your situation and necessary documents. Once we have received all necessary information and payment, we will prepare court papers for you, have you sign them, and we will then file them with the court. Usually your documents may be signed at the first meeting or by mail with proof of identity. Your case will be personally handled by Cheryl Gardner, an attorney with decades of experience and a high level of knowledge of the complexities of divorce law, including how to protect your interests with a sophisticated property settlement agreement that covers all the legal bases. In using our service you obtain highly knowledgeable counsel at rock bottom prices--our commitment to you, the client. Once we have obtained legal service on your spouse or received a waiver of notice, we will file your and your witness's Affidavits, and the Final Decree of Divorce with the Court, and forward you an official certified copy once it has been signed Call and speak with Cheryl or email us your questions. You will find in choosing our firm that you receive the individualized, highly professional and knowledgeable attention,  at the low cost you deserve. Give us a try by contacting us without obligation--you will be glad you did.

Eligibility Requirements:  You should consult one of our Attorneys to determine if you qualify for our uncontested divorce service. Among the minimum requirements are the following:

You OR your spouse must be residents of Virginia at least 6 months immediately before filing your divorce papers with the court (see our FAQS page for special rules applicable to members of the military deployed or stationed outside of Virginia); AND

You must have been intentionally separated* without cohabitation for at least 6 months, have a signed property settlement agreement and no minor children; OR

You must have been intentionally separated* without cohabitation for at least 1 year and have no contested spousal or child support, child custody or division of property issues to litigate, or have resolved all such issues by a signed Property Settlement or Separation Agreement.

No Court Hearing: If you qualify for our service, you will not be required to attend any hearing.

In the rare instance should you not qualify for a Divorce by Affidavit, a brief hearing in our office or at another location is available by special arrangement.

We are committed to providing you the best, most convenient, Virginia uncontested divorce service, and streamlining the procedure for our valued clients serving in the Military Service of the United States or overseas temporarily.

Separation Agreements: A Separation Agreement (sometimes called a Property or Marital Settlement Agreement) is required for parties filing for a divorce based on a 6 month separation. Nothing in Virginia law requires an attorney draft this agreement; we have had a number of people draft their own. However, if you are dividing real estate, retirement funds, or needing to include child custody or child support, or spousal support, you may wish to have a lawyer draft this agreement for you. We will be glad to refer you to an attorney who can assist you with this agreement.

*"Separation" means living in separate homes, not under the same roof. It is our office policy not to file a divorce for persons still living under the same roof.


* Disclaimer: You should consult an attorney of your choice to determine your particular legal situation before relying on any information in this web site as a basis for  any decision, action or inaction on your part. Information provided on this page is a courtesy to our guests only. Bernhard& Gardner neither vouches for the accuracy of the information contained in the links nor has any financial interest in the dissemination thereof. Posting of a link herein, including but not limited to an advertisement, does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of the related site. The content of any website links posted on this page is the sole responsibility of the respective site's owner. Use of the herein links is at your risk and is conditioned upon waiver of any legal claim against this site or its owners.This web site may be considered ADVERTISEMENT MATERIAL under the Rules of Professional Conduct governing lawyers in Virginia.This site is designed to provide general information only. Bernhard & Gardner provides services in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. only. The information displayed at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor constitute the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.

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*Costs included in our service: Court filing fees, and service by Sheriff or publication, if necessary (unlike some firms that charge extra these services). Depositions cost extra. You will be advised prior to executing a retainer of the exact cost without obligation and can decide at that time whether to engage our services.  Additional costs for GALs and QDROs or Military Qualifying Orders.

*Free Initial Consultation offered only after the potential client has completed the information form at START HERE or submitted the same information via phone or mail to the firm. The attorney cannot advise a potential client of matters particular to him or her without full knowledge of  all property and personal information. The first half hour of the initial consultation shall be without charge; thereafter the attorney may charge for additional time at the attorney's normal hourly fee, and in the attorney's sole discretion

Welcome to Bernhard & Gardner's website featuring our innovative quality divorce service and respected litigation practice.
David Bernhard:

"Smart, experienced lawyer       "Leaders in the Law Class of 2012
  ~ Washington Post (2013)                                    ~ Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Virginia now* allows

streamlining the divorce procedures to secure you a Divorce more quickly, without the necessity of any hearing. This will allowVirginia residents including  those in the military or overseas, the convenience of obtaining an uncontested divorce without an oral hearing. Once your spouse signs the necessary Waiver of formal service of the Complaint, or is otherwise properly served, we can file your case-specific Affidavit, that of your witness and the Final Decree with the court.

*Procedure allowed after July 1, 2012.

            & GARDNER
                           Attorneys at Law
6105-D Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, VA
(703) 538-4710
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