Seeking a Divorce in Virginia
Written by our divorce lawyers in Prince William County
Almost 50 percent of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce or separation. That is a sad fact, but when the time comes to file, you’ll want experienced divorce lawyers who know family law and the courts throughout Northern Virginia.
For more than 30 years our divorce lawyers in Prince William County have been helping people through divorces in Manassas, Gainesville, Haymarket, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Fairfax, Stafford, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, and throughout Northern Virginia.
When adultery is the cause for divorce
All grounds for divorce, including separation, must be corroborated by evidence, such as an independent witness who knows of the situation.. The standard of proof for adultery is clear and convincing evidence, which usually requires hiring a detective to prove your spouse had the “inclination and opportunity” to commit adultery. “Inclination” can be a single hug or a kiss in public, and “opportunity” is usually spending the night with someone in a room or residence without other people around. There is no waiting period required for adultery; upon proof of adultery, the court can grant an immediate divorce.
Divorce based on desertion or cruelty
For divorces based upon desertion or cruelty, a one-year period of physical separation is required to finalize the divorce. For divorces based on separation, the spouses must live separate and apart for a period of one year (six months if there are no minor children).
If you are in need of experienced divorce lawyers who get results, please contact us online or by calling 703-361-0776.
Divorce lawyers in Prince William County serving Fairfax, Arlington, Manassas, Gainesville, Haymarket, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Stafford, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, and Annandale.