About Elizabeth Dwyer

Elizabeth Dwyer is an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. She works in the firm’s office in Fairfax, and represents client all across Fairfax County and Northern Virginia.

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Can I Oppose My Divorce?

Posted on February 16th, 2021, by Elizabeth Dwyer in Divorce, Family Law. No Comments

Your spouse tells you that she wants a divorce. This is not what you had ever imagined. Perhaps you are shocked, devastated, or a little bit angry. What do you do now? It was not supposed to be this way. Unfortunately, if your spouse does want a divorce, you can’t prevent her from ultimately obtaining one. Fortunately, there are ways of slowing down the process to ensure that your legal rights are protected.

If your spouse wants a divorce, you don’t have to do anything until she actually files and serves you with a Complaint for Divorce. Your spouse can threaten you with divorce, or present you with a marital settlement agreement demanding that you sign it, but you aren’t obligated to do or sign anything. Once you are served with a Complaint for Divorce in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you … Read More »


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