Uncontested Divorce, No Fault Divorce in Virginia
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I know if I qualify for an Uncontested Divorce/No-Fault Divorce?
You and your spouse qualify for an uncontested divorce if the following requirements are met: You or your spouse has been a resident of the State of Virginia for at least the last 6 months before you file; You and your spouse agree to a divorce; and You have been separated for at least twelve months, or six months if you have a signed agreement and no minor children.
How do I get started?
Download the divorce package from our website and call or e-mail our firm to get started. We will begin by discussing your situation to determine if an uncontested divorce is the best way to proceed. You will complete the divorce package and sign the fee agreement. Once the completed divorce package and payment are received by our office, we can proceed very rapidly. If using e-mail and paying online, you may never have to come in until the depositions are scheduled or the court hearing is scheduled.
What if I don't know where my spouse lives?
If you have lost touch with your spouse and cannot find him/her, all is not lost. If you have some identifying information (such as a social security number) we are often able to find them using our special software. If the spouse is still not found, a divorce can be obtained by filing an order of publication and having a notice published in the newspaper. There is an additional fee for this service and you will also have to pay the cost of the newspaper publication prior to it being filed.