Richmond Divorce Attorney

Grounds for Divorce

No-fault divorces occur after the couple has been separated for a required period of time, without the possibility of reconciliation.

  • One (1) year separation:
    • Couples who have children;
    • Couples who do not have children together, and do not have signed written separation agreement.
  • Six (6) months separation:
    • Couples who have a signed written separation agreement and do not have children together.

While most divorces are granted on "no-fault" grounds, the state of Virginia allows divorce actions to be pursued on the basis of "fault," specifically:

  • Adultery
  • Physical and mental cruelty
  • Desertion
  • Incarceration for more than one (1) year for conviction of a felony

Grounds for divorce other than "no fault" grounds are extremely fact-specific. A number of additional factors apply. We are happy to discuss those issues with you in detail.


We can offer a basic set or "flat" fee divorce, which can be as little as $400 plus filing fees of $86. This fee includes no language regarding property division, custody, visitation, and support in the divorce paperwork.

We do offer additional flat fee divorces for different circumstances. These circumstances include custody and visitation, child and/or spousal support and/or property division.

Prices vary and may not require a paid consultation. Give us a call for additional information.

Contact Robert L. Isaacs, P.C.

For more information, contact my law office at 804-728-0228. Robert L. Isaacs, P.C., is conveniently located by all major highways.