Divorce is one of the most stressful and difficult life events a person can go through. Once you’ve processed the emotional shock, you now have to face a complex and often lengthy legal process to obtain a final order of divorce.
In order to file for a no-fault divorce in the Commonwealth of Virginia, you and your spouse must have been separated for a minimum of six (6) months if you have no minor children, or one (1) year if you have minor children together. You must also create, sign, and notarize a formal agreement establishing your separation and the terms thereof.
While no divorce case is “easy,” an uncontested divorce makes the legal process smoother, as you will not have to bring your issues before the judge. You and your spouse can decide everything on your own before you file – living arrangements, division of assets and debts, spousal support, health insurance, child custody, visitation, and support, etc. – and simply submit your settlement agreement as part of your case. Upon receiving your final order of divorce, you and your spouse will be legally bound to adhere to the provisions of the agreement you created together.
My Legal Case Coach can help with all uncontested divorce matters, including:
- Settlement Agreement Drafting
- Uncontested Divorce Filing (With or Without Minor Children)
- Legal Name Change Related to Divorce
We can also assist with drafting prenuptial or postnuptial agreements (called premarital and post-marital agreements in Virginia) to protect you in the event that you and your spouse separate and/or divorce in the future.
To use one of My Legal Case Coach’s Uncontested Divorce case form packets, you and your spouse must have a signed and notarized Settlement Agreement. If you do not yet have one, please consider purchasing our Settlement Agreement drafting package so you can take this first important step toward your divorce.
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