Is the state of Virginia a community property state?

Is the state of Virginia a community property state?

If you and your spouse are considering a Virginia divorce, you likely are concerned with how all the property the two of you accumulated during your marriage will be divided between you. FindLaw explains that Virginia is not a community property state, but rather an equitable division state.

What is considered marital property in VA?

Marital property is defined as all jointly-owned property and all other property, other than separate property, acquired from the date of the marriage to the date of separation.

Is the state of Virginia of 50 50 state when it comes to divorce?

Virginia is an equitable distribution state, meaning the court considers certain factors to determine a fair (though not necessarily equal) division of the marital property. It's not necessarily a 50/50 split.

Can you force your spouse to leave the marital home in Virginia?

Virginia law does not use the term “legal separation.” When one spouse moves out of the marital home, with the intent to remain separate from the other spouse, that constitutes a separation for purposes of seeking a divorce.