If you have decided to proceed on divorce in Virginia, you have to decide whether the divorce is a contested divorce or an uncontested divorce. It is advisable to obtain the assistance of a skilled Virginia divorce attorney at this time.
When a marriage is brought to an end legally, the process is termed as divorce. Uncontested divorces are the easiest to obtain and are preferred by most clients.
In cases where there are no grounds of difference between the parties, an uncontested divorce is the correct choice. Not only is the process involved in an uncontested divorce easier, but it is also quicker to obtain and the process ends in two to three months. Contrary to the uncontested divorce, a contested divorce is complicated and takes as much as 2 years to be finalized.
A contested divorce is the choice made by spouses who have a ground for divorce. When parties are unable to agree on terms and conditions of their divorce, the assistance of a lawyer is crucial. Most common issues that are dealt with in a divorce are child support, child custody, property division, and spousal support.
In an uncontested divorce, the parties mutually agree to terms and conditions on the various issues such as child custody, support, and property division.
The biggest advantage of undergoing an uncontested divorce is that it is finalized quickly.
The reason for such a fast disposal of an uncontested divorce is that when complex issues such as property division are already settled between the parties, there is no reason for the court to prolong the case by analyzing issues that the parties have mutually agreed to. An experienced attorney will be able to help you move the process along quickly.
Most of the Virginia residents who are contemplating a divorce often have no idea about the option of no-fault divorce.
Virginia law mentions certain grounds for divorce. There are instances where the parties raise a ground that is not statutorily mentioned. In such cases, the court gives the parties the option of converting the fault divorce into a no-fault divorce.
Anyone who intends to file for no-fault divorce in Virginia should be aware of the requirements for a divorce in VA.
For a no-fault divorce, there are certain conditions that need to be fulfilled such as legal separation between the parties but the required period of separation differs based on the presence of children.
The period of separation is 6 months if the parties do not have minor children and it is 1 year if the parties have children
In cases of uncontested divorce, where the parties have minor children, the period of separation becomes one year.
Another important condition that must be met to obtain a divorce in Virginia is that one should have been a resident in Virginia for at least six months before filing the divorce
Mr. Sris has helped numerous clients file for a divorce in Virginia.