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Uncontested divorce in Virginia

If you have already made the tough decision to divorce, get acquainted with the options you can choose in the state of Virginia:

  • Contested dissolution. This is the case when the couple is unable to reach a consensus on important issues such as child custody and support, alimony, or debt and property division. That is why they need to hire attorneys to represent them in court and visit multiple divorce hearings to legally end their marriage. All these aspects make a contested dissolution an extremely stressful, time-consuming, and expensive venture.
  • Uncontested divorce. This option works for those couples that managed to reach an agreement and just need their marriage dissolution to be finalized. The biggest advantage is that they do not need to hire lawyers as they already agreed upon all the essential matters concerning their divorce. Besides, an uncontested case is usually finalized after just one hearing.

Virginia laws require filling out lots of forms depending on each specific case. If you are not a lawyer, you might find it difficult to find and fill them all out properly. The problem is that any incorrect form will be rejected by the court, along with all the other documents. If you don’t want to waste your time filing the paperwork over and over again, use OnlineDivorcer.

We have been helping spouses in Virginia to get their legal forms filled out successfully for more than 12 years. Working with us, rest assured that you will get a full package of up-to-date divorce documents prepared specifically for your case for the best price on the market.

How does it work?

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Check if you qualify for uncontested divorce.

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Fill in a simple questionnaire on our website.

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Print and sign your paperwork before filing.

Filing for divorce in Virginia without a lawyer

If you have decided to file for an uncontested divorce without any legal support and do not know where to start, don’t worry. You can follow these steps in order to file successfully:

  • Check if you comply with the residency requirements of the state. At least one of the spouses must have lived in Virginia for 6 months before filing.
  • Complete all the needed paperwork.
  • File the documents with the circuit court of the county you reside in and pay the filing fee.
  • Serve the paperwork on your spouse. You need to pay an additional fee to a process server or sheriff to do it.
  • In Virginia, you may request a short ore tenus hearing if you and your spouse are in full agreement.
  • Wait for a final order from the judge.

How to complete a do it yourself divorce in Virginia?

Taking into account the fact that hiring a divorce lawyer is quite expensive, many couples consider getting a DIY divorce in Virginia. However, is this option really the best one can opt for? Let’s review it to find out:

  • First of all, you need to make sure that you qualify for an uncontested divorce. For this, you need to be in a full agreement with your ex-husband or wife.
  • Next, check if you meet the residency requirements of the state and county you live in.
  • Visit the official website of your county in Virginia. Here, you need to find all the useful information about the divorce process as well as the forms that you will need to fill out. If you don’t know for sure what forms are required, contact a lawyer as a clerk cannot provide you with legal advice.
  • If you have kids, you need to find child-related forms too. Apart from that, check the state guidelines on custody and child support calculations, as well as if there are parenting classes you need to attend.
  • Fill out the forms. Research any unfamiliar phrase or term to avoid making mistakes when completing the paperwork. This stage is important because any incorrect document will be rejected by the court.
  • Check if there are any lessons mandated by the court for those who are going to represent themselves in a hearing without an attorney.
  • Print and sign the paperwork. Mind that there are some forms that can only be signed in front of a notary.
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Virginia divorce forms

While there are dozens of forms that may be needed for your specific case, we have decided to provide you with the most commonly used ones:

  • Complaint for Divorce
  • Request for Ore Tenus Hearing
  • VS-4 Form
  • Domestic Case Coversheet

Virginia divorce papers online

In order to get your Virginia forms filled out, you will need to have the following information on your hands:

  • Your and your spouse’s full name and date of birth.
  • Date and location of your marriage.
  • Your and your spouse’s current address, as well as the address of all real property you own.
  • Full names, dates of birth, and current address of your children.
  • Information about your income, debt, insurance, and taxes.
  • Workplace information – both yours and spouse’s.
  • Info about vehicles you both own, such as model, make, year, and VIN.
  • SSN and driver’s license number.
  • Information about any previous court cases involving you or your children.
  • Description of property you and your spouse own.
  • Financial accounts information.
  • There might be some additional details required depending on your individual case.

Things you need to know

Filing

You have to file a Complaint in the circuit court of your county. The paperwork then has to be sent to your spouse by a sheriff or process server.

Residency Requirements

Either spouse must live in the state for at least 6 months prior to filing if a couple has no children, and for 1 year if there are children in a marriage.

Waiting Period

There is no waiting period in the state. However, spouses should be separated for 6 months, or 1 year if they have children to be granted a divorce.

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Getting a divorce in Virginia with a child

Divorcing parents have quite a few things to consider when filing for a marriage dissolution:

  • As in many states, there are two types of custody in VA – legal and physical. Custody can also be joint (shared) or sole, depending on the specific circumstances of each family.
  • While deciding on custody, a judge considers the best interests of the child, his or her age and physical-mental conditions, the relationships between each parent and the child, the needs of the child, any history of abuse or neglect, etc.
  • The child’s preferences are taken into account by the court as well if a child is deemed mature enough.
  • Child support is determined by taking into consideration both parents’ incomes, the number of children, the amount of time each parent spends with the child, and multiple other factors.

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