If you are tired of living in an unhappy marriage, you may be contemplating divorce. To divorce in Virginia, you need to meet some requirements.
First, you must have lived in Virginia for at least six months prior to filing for divorce. In order to obtain a no-fault divorce in Virginia, you and your spouse be separated from one another for a minimum of six months. If you have minor children, this requirement is extended to one year of living separately.
Virginia is different from most other states in that it allows fault-based divorces based on any of the following:
You and your spouse will need to negotiate on the terms of your divorce. These elements may include the following:
If you cannot agree on one or more items, discuss the situation with your lawyer. Mediation may be helpful, as it allows you and your spouse to work toward a solution together, outside of court. If you cannot come to an agreement, then things get more difficult (and expensive). You will need to have a judge decide in court.
A divorce is no easy event to handle. Besides the death of a loved one, it is one of the hardest and most emotional things a person can go through.
Do not handle your divorce on your own. Make life easier with help from the Alexandria divorce attorneys at the Virginia Family Law Center. We will handle all the legal components and help you divorce with ease. Fill out the online form or call our office to schedule a consultation.
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