What Is No-Fault Divorce?
When you are deciding to divorce, you may have quite a few questions. In Virginia, you have several options for how to go about the process. One of your options is a no-fault divorce, but you must meet certain requirements to file for a no-fault divorce. The attorneys at Robert L. Isaacs & Associates have the experience and knowledge you need regarding filing for divorce in Virginia. We will help you determine the best course of action for your family.
Understanding No-Fault Divorce
- One-year separation:
- Couples who have children
- Couples who do not have children together, and have not signed a written separation agreement
- Six 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:
- Physical and mental cruelty
- Incarceration for more than one 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 Guide You Through The Process
When you need guidance, the team at Robert L. Isaacs & Associates is here for you. Please call 804-728-0228 or fill out our contact form online to schedule an appointment. Robert L. Isaacs & Associates is conveniently located in Henrico and serves the entire Richmond area.