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What You Need To Know About Uncontested Divorce in Virginia

October 30, 2023

A divorce can be overwhelming, even if both parties agree to the terms. In this post, we look at what you need to know about uncontested divorces in Virginia and explore how they differ from contested divorces. 

What is Uncontested Divorce? 

There are two types of absolute divorce in Virginia:  Contested and Uncontested.  If both parties agree on all the terms, including custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and property division, the Parties can file an uncontested divorce.  If the parties disagree on any issues, the divorce is contested. 

In an uncontested divorce, since the Parties agree on everything, one party simply files all the necessary paperwork with the Court.

Is an Uncontested Divorce Right for You? 

With an uncontested divorce, you can avoid the stress and expense of a trial. However, there are some things you should consider before deciding if an uncontested divorce is right for you.

If you have children, you and your spouse must agree on custody and visitation arrangements. You will also need to reach an agreement on child support. If you own property, you must determine how to divide it between you and your spouse. Finally, you will need to decide who will be responsible for any debts you and your spouse have incurred during your marriage.

If you are considering an uncontested divorce, you must consult an experienced Virginia divorce attorney. An attorney can help ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process and can guide you through the often confusing legal landscape of divorce.

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