Can I File My Own Divorce in Virginia?

Can I File My Own Divorce in Virginia?

To obtain a divorce in Virginia, either you or your spouse must be a resident of Virginia for at least six months prior to filing for divorce. If there are no children from the marriage, you must be separated for a minimum of six months and have a written property settlement agreement before you may file for divorce.

How much does it cost to file for divorce in VA?

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INITIAL FEES: $91.00 filing fee. $12.00 Sheriff fee, if applicable to serve the Complaint if the Defendant lives in Virginia. $21.00 filing fee to record the resumed Maiden Name.

How can I get a quick divorce in Virginia?

Unfortunately, in Virginia, there is no 'quick' way to divorce. State laws dictate you must be legally separated from your spouse for at least 1 year before you can begin divorce proceedings. However, if you are filing a fault-based claim, you may be able to file for divorce before the allotted separation time expires.

Is it possible to get a divorce without an attorney?

Yes, it is possible to file your own divorce and complete the process without the aid of an attorney. However before you commence a do-it-yourself (DIY) divorce, consider these tips.