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Separation, Divorce, agreement - Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake

The first step after the decision is made to permanently, or sometime temporarily, end the relationship is general how to “separate”.  Often this decision is more complicated than just one person leaving.  It can be complicated by a lack of agreement, finances, children and other highly emotionally charged issues.

The Merna Law Group’s sympathetic attorneys are here to provide guidance through this emotionally charged decision.

Under Virginia law there is no requirement for a court orderedlegal separation”. Legal separation is deemed to be in effect if the party is of the belief that the relationship is irreparably broke and has no intent to reconcile.  However, everyone considering separating should be aware that in an ugly divorce a poorly executed departure from the household can be twisted in to “abandonment”.  Abandonment is a grounds for a contested divorce.  Consult a qualified attorney before physically separating.

In general, Virginia law requires a one-year separation period in the case of an uncontested divorce. In the event there are no minor children and the divorcing couple have a legally binding separation agreement, a divorce may be filed after a six-month.  Without a legally biding separation agreement the couple would have to wait one year from separation.

There is LIFE after Divorce. Solving the legal issues is our job. Planning the rest of your life is yours. 

CALL A HAMPTON ROADS DIVORCE ATTORNEY TODAY AT 1-800-662-8813. RELEASE THE STRESS.

MORE INFORMATION:

SEPARATION

SEPARATION AGREEMENT

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE

CONTESTED DIVORCE

MILITARY DIVORCE & SEPARATION

REQUIRED BAR NOTICE: THESE TESTIMONIALS DO NOT GUARANTEE SIMILAR RESULTS.

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