Legal grounds for divorce.
If a spouse deliberately exposes him/her self to someone and gets arrested, would that be considered as grounds for divorce without the one-year separation period?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: Legal grounds for divorce.
No, it would not be grounds for divorce without the one year separation period. Va. Code S20-91(Grounds for Divorce)Sec. 3 requires a conviction for a felony by one spouse subsequent to the marriage, confinement of that spouse for more than a year, and the other spouse's knowledge of the confinement with no resumption of sexual relations before such relief can be granted.
A mere arrest for indecent exposure in no way suffices as grounds for waiving the one year separation period.