Divorce and No-Fault Divorce

In Virginia, a divorce can be granted for reasons such as adultery, cruelty, desertion, or a felony conviction. A no-fault divorce can be granted based upon the parties’ length of separation. A couple with children under the age of 18 years must live separately for one year before obtaining a no-fault divorce. A couple without minor children may file for a no-fault divorce after a six-month separation if they also have a signed property settlement agreement. Without such an agreement, couples without minor children must wait one year to file for a no-fault divorce.

Divorce and No-Fault Divorce

Financial, personal and legal issues must be considered when you are contemplating divorce. Our attorneys explain how marital assets are divided, how marital debt is assigned, how closely held businesses are affected and what the court reviews when determining child custody, child support, and spousal support, temporary and permanent.

Attorneys with Smith, Barden & Wells, PC help those with concerns related to divorce, juvenile issues, personal problems, and other family law matters that arise during the separation and divorce process. This broad concept of family law ensures that our clients receive comprehensive and thoughtful representation. Our clients include civilians, and active duty and retired military personnel.

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To speak with a lawyer regarding a family law concern such as divorce, contact Smith, Barden & Wells, PC today to arrange your consultation.