What Is a No Fault Divorce?

What Is a No Fault Divorce?

A no-fault divorce is a type of divorce in which the spouse who files for divorce will not have to prove any fault on the part of the other spouse. The most common ground for a no-fault divorce in Virginia is “living separate and apart for six months” (if you...
Virginia Uncontested Divorce Timeline

Virginia Uncontested Divorce Timeline

An uncontested divorce in Virginia will generally take much less time to complete than a contested divorce. When a divorce is contested, the spouses usually have to work through their attorneys and the court to reach a final outcome. When couples fight over issues...
Can There Be a Divorce If Only One of Us Wants It?

Can There Be a Divorce If Only One of Us Wants It?

Question: Can there be a divorce if only one of us wants it? Answer: Yes. It is not necessary for both of you to want to end the marriage. If after living separate and apart for at least one year, or six (6) months with no children and a Separation & Settlement...
Do I Need a Reason to Get a Divorce?

Do I Need a Reason to Get a Divorce?

Question: Do I need a reason to get a divorce? Answer: No. The only legal reason you need for a divorce in Virginia is that you conclude that the marriage has broken down. Virginia law accepts that there has been a breakdown of your marriage if you can prove that you...
Can I get an Annulment instead of a Divorce?

Can I get an Annulment instead of a Divorce?

Question: I’ve only been married for four months; we have no children, assets, debts or anything needs to be divided. Why can’t I apply for an annulment instead of a divorce? Answer: An annulment in Virginia is different from a divorce: a divorce is the end to a valid...
Questions about my Home and the Divorce:

Questions about my Home and the Divorce:

Should I keep the house? To answer this, you should take into consideration home size, utilities, payments, family needs, etc. You also need to realize that you will now be entirely responsible for the house payment, upkeep and other related bills. Since you will no...