Who Pays for the Divorce?

Who Pays for the Divorce?

QUESTION:  Who usually pays for an uncontested divorce; and does it make any difference who pays the attorney for their fee? ANSWER:  It doesn’t make any difference who talks to and pays an attorney first. The cost of divorce is often split between the spouses,...
What Is the  Final Order or Final Decree of Divorce?

What Is the Final Order or Final Decree of Divorce?

Your final decree or order of divorce is the court’s formal order granting a termination of your marriage. If your case goes to trial and the judge issues a judgment, the judgment is confirmed when the decree is signed and dated by the judge and court clerk. You will...
How Are Divorce Papers Served?

How Are Divorce Papers Served?

Once you’ve decided to get a divorce, you may be wondering how to serve divorce papers on your spouse. In Virginia the initial paperwork is called a Complaint for Divorce, and it outlines all the important information about your marriage and what is being asked...