Understanding No-Fault Divorce
No-fault divorces occur after the couple has been separated for a required period of time, without the possibility of reconciliation.
- One-year separation:
- Couples who have children
- Couples who do not have children together, and have not signed 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.
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