Choosing Your Grounds for Divorce in Virginia

Posted on Jan 25, 2010 by Hofheimer Family Law

In order to get a legal divorce in Virginia, the complainant (the spouse who initially files for divorce), must cite the reason why they are seeking the divorce from an approved list of categories set forth by the Virginia divorce courts.

The specific grounds for your divorce will be based on your marriage’s unique circumstances; however, it is important to note that you also have to prove whatever grounds for divorce you claim in front of a judge.

This is why speaking to an experienced Virginia divorce lawyer is so crucial when you are thinking about filing. A Virginia divorce attorney can help you decide on what grounds you should file for divorce as well as what you will need to back up those claims during your divorce hearing.

You may initially think filing for a Fault-Based divorce is the best choice, but after speaking to a Virginia divorce lawyer, a No-Fault divorce may be a better option. It all depends on your circumstances, which is why there aren’t many general answers that apply equally to everyone.

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The Virginia divorce attorneys at Hofheimer Family Law Firm represent Virginia women who wish to file for divorce. We are committed to fighting for your rights, assisting in child custody disputes, and ensuring that you receive everything you are entitled to and need in order to start your new life. Contact us today to schedule your legal consultation – (757) 425-5200.