What are some qualifications for divorce in Virginia?
When you decide to get a divorce, several questions might come up. Some of these questions might have to do with various divorce laws. Getting answers to the questions you have can help you to better understand your responsibilities and your rights during and after the divorce.
What are reasons to divorce in Virginia?
Virginia is a no-fault divorce state, which means that you don't have to prove that your spouse did anything wrong. Because you can file for a no-fault divorce, you don't have to worry about going through the hassle of collecting evidence of things your spouse did to cause you to want a divorce.
How long does divorce take in Virginia?
In order for a divorce decree to be issued, you and your spouse have to live apart for six months to a year. If you and your spouse can negotiate the terms of your divorce, including property division, and don't have any minor children, you must live apart for six months. If you have minor children or can't come to an agreement, you have to live apart for a year.
What are the residency requirements?
There is a six-month residency requirement in Virginia. This means that either your spouse has to have lived in and been a resident of Virginia for six months in order to divorce. This residency requirement must be met prior to filing the divorce petition.
Going through a divorce is difficult, especially when there is property to divide and children to consider. If you are facing a divorce, knowing how to handle these matters in a legal manner might be perplexing. Getting help as you go through the divorce might help you to be a little less stressed out.
Our attorneys can assist with any legal needs that may arise from a divorce, including divorce litigation itself, asset division, and name changes. Contact our attorneys today for legal aid.
Source: FindLaw, "Virginia Legal Requirements for Divorce" Sep. 11, 2014
Since 1980 the AV-rated law firm of HALE BALL MURPHY, PLC 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.
Use the contact form on this page to schedule a consultation, or call 703-591-4900.
The transmission and receipt of information contained on this website, in whole or in part, or communication with the HALE BALL MURPHY, PLC via the Internet or e-mail through this website does not constitute or create a lawyer-client relationship between this firm and any recipient.
10511 Judicial Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030
Let us fight for you
Schedule a Consultation
We will use the information you provide on this form to connect and schedule a consultation with you to go over your legal needs. The transmission and receipt of information contained on this website, in whole or in part, or communication with the HALE BALL MURPHY, PLC via the Internet or e-mail through this website does not constitute or create a lawyer-client relationship between this firm and any recipient.