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The timeline for the divorce process varies greatly in Virginia

The low divorce rate among some medical professionals was the topic of our blog last week. As many of our readers probably realize, a marriage that isn't meant to be isn't going to work out regardless of the profession of the couple. For those couples, questions about the divorce process might come to mind. Our Virginia readers might find some of this information answers basic questions.

One obvious issue many divorcing couples have is the time it takes to get divorced. In Virginia, it takes a minimum of six months to divorce. That time line is only accurate if there aren't any issues that both parties can't agree upon. When you and your spouse can agree on all points of the divorce and sign a written settlement, your divorce is considered uncontested. An uncontested divorce is usually the shorter type of divorce, but it will still take at least six months. Generally, the time is also increased if the couple has children.

Some divorces can take longer than a year to complete if the couple can't agree on the points of the divorce. These divorces are considered contested. Even if you agree with your ex on all points except one, the divorce is still contested.

We know that you want your divorce to be over with as quickly as possible. We can work with you to come up with a solution that can help you push your divorce through as quickly as what is allowed in the state. From property division negotiation to mediation for your case and even up to a trial when necessary, we will help you stand firm to protect your rights.

Since 1980 the AV-rated law firm of Hale Ball has served the legal needs of individuals and businesses. Our team of attorneys include lawyers named to Super Lawyer and Rising Star lists, as well as attorneys with advanced legal degrees, specialty certifications and lawyers who teach their areas of practice to other lawyers.

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