In Virginia uncontested divorces, the parties are in agreement on all matters, and the court serves to approve their divorce agreement. In some cases, expedited procedures exist for uncontested divorce, sometimes referred to as a dissolution. Even though both parties might agree on the terms of their uncontested divorce, there is still the need to have an experience Virginia divorce attorney provide legal guidance during the process to ensure Virginia divorce laws are followed.
Normally the party receiving visitation will be called upon to contribute to the support of the minor child. This could be an obligation of the mother, the father, or both, if a third person has custody of the child. The court is guided by the needs of the child and the ability of the supporting […]
In determining the custody of minor (under eighteen) children, the court is guided by one standard<the best interest of the child. The court may award “joint legal custody” where both parents have a role in making decisions for the child, or “sole legal custody” where one parent is ultimately responsible for making decisions in the […]
Under recent changes in the Virginia law, the fault of a spouse in causing a divorce may no longer be a complete bar to obtaining spousal support. However, the court will consider the cause of separation as a factor in determining whether or not to award spousal support. Spousal support is not awarded to punish […]