Frequently Asked Questions

At Nguyen & Nguyen, P.C., we want to help you understand the legal issues you are facing.  Our attorneys are happy to offer a to discuss your particular situation.  Presented here are brief answers to some of the questions we frequently hear.

Personal injury

Divorce

Results matter

At Nguyen & Nguyen, P.C., we understand the importance of the legal challenges you face.  We are dedicated, knowledgeable and forceful advocates with a strong history of obtaining positive results for our clients throughout northern Virginia, Maryland and the greater Washington, D.C. metro area.  We invite you to contact us online or call 703-534-0805 today to discuss your personal, family or business legal issues.

Personal injury

Should I provide a statement to an insurance company without a lawyer's help? To protect your best interests, provide nothing but your contact information to an insurance company until you consult with a lawyer.  The more significant your injuries, the more imperative it becomes to seek legal counsel before providing any statement. 

What determines the amount I might recover in a personal injury suit? Every case addresses at least these three issues:
  • Liability—establishing someone's negligence that resulted in your injuries
  • Damages—the amount that will fairly and adequately compensate you for your injuries
  • Source of collection—insurance or other assets from which damages can be recovered
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Divorce

What factors does the court consider to divide marital property? Depending on the state, courts may consider some or all of the following criteria in property division:
  • Length of the marriage
  • Either person's prior marriage(s)
  • Each person's age, health, station, income, vocational skills, employability, estates, liabilities and needs
  • Contribution by one spouse to the education, training or increased earning power of the other spouse
  • Opportunity to acquire future income and assets
  • Sources of income, including medical, retirement, insurance and other benefits
  • Services rendered as a parent, wage earner or homemaker
  • Value of each person's property
  • Standard of living established during the marriage
  • Tax consequences of the distribution
  • Custodial parent designation
If my husband and I cannot agree on the division of certain household items, will we have to litigate the division? Divorce court judges and lawyers usually try to dissuade people from litigating the division of household items, because it often costs more money in legal fees to fight over those items than it would to buy new ones.  But if you and your ex-husband cannot agree, you should seek legal help, because your property settlement will not be complete until these items are divided.  The judge may simply divide them in a manner neither of you like.

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    6051-E Arlington Blvd.
    Suite 101
    Falls Church, Virginia 22044

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