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Divorce can be a difficult thing to go through and many people find that they have questions regarding the divorce process, the legal proceedings, and how to quickly and efficiently finalize their divorce.

At Foley & Foley, P.C., our Norfolk divorce lawyers have significant experience in providing quality representation to couples. Our firm can work with you to find a favorable resolution.

You should never feel alone when facing divorce. Call (757) 300-1044 or contact us online to request a consultation with a dependable Norfolk divorce attorney team.

Grounds for Divorce in Virginia

Virginia has avenues for couples to file for divorce based on both no-fault and fault grounds.

No-fault divorce – This type of divorce doesn’t require any spouse to be at “fault” for a particular thing in order to permit the divorce. Keep in mind though that “faults” can be used to determine various matters related to divorce such as custody, support, property division, etc. The only requirement for a no-fault divorce in Virginia is that the couple has lived apart from each other in separate households for one year or more. There are some circumstances that can reduce this time period to six months.

Fault divorces – A couple can also file for divorce based on the following faults:

  • Adultery, sodomy, or buggery
  • Felony conviction
  • Abandonment (for a period of at least one year)
  • Cruelty

To learn more regarding your specific situation, contact our firm immediately.

How Foley & Foley, P.C. Can Help

There are many complex problems that could arise in any divorce. You will want a divorce lawyer on your side who can help you and your spouse reach a favorable resolution. Our team is also prepared to take a more aggressive approach if one side is being unreasonable.

Additionally, Foley & Foley, P.C. may be able to help you appeal or modifying an existing divorce decree. Depending on your needs, our firm will create a personalized plan of action and keep you updated and informed throughout your case.

Virginia Divorce FAQs

Is there a residency requirement for divorce in Virginia?

Yes, like most other states, Virginia does have a residency requirement. For a couple to file for divorce in the state, at least one of the spouses must be an actual resident for 6 months or more before filing for the divorce.

Is there a waiting period for divorce in Virginia?

If a couple is getting a no-fault divorce, then there is no additional waiting period after satisfying the 1-year separation period requirement.

There is no waiting period for a divorce based on any type of adultery.

Does Virginia have legal separation?

Virginia does not technically have a process in which they grant legal separations. However, a couple can effectively get a legal separation through a Separation Agreement (or Property Settlement Agreement). These can be utilized during a bed and board divorce.

Ready to Move Forward? Work with Our Norfolk Divorce Attorneys.

At Foley & Foley, P.C., we understand that this time in your life may be difficult, but you do not have to go through it alone. Our divorce lawyers in Norfolk, VA are committed to providing clients with personalized representation and trusted counsel.

For more information on how our team in the Hampton Roads area can help, contact us online or call us at (757) 300-1044 and schedule an appointment with Foley & Foley, P.C.

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