Legal Question in Family Law in Virginia

In the State of Virginia, can a no-fault divorce be secured by one party after a one-year period of separation, even if the other spouse does not agree to the divorce? The party seeking the divorce is the one who deserted the marriage.

Asked on 10/16/11, 8:05 am

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Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law


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Answered on 10/16/11, 3:26 pm
Paul B. Ward Law Offices of Paul B. Ward

Yes, but the other party has the option of filing a cross-complaint alleging fault, such as desertion.

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Answered on 10/17/11, 7:53 am

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