One of the first questions many prospective uncontested divorce clients ask is whether it’s necessary to appear in court. The answer is that you have a choice of whether or not to appear in court.
If you prefer not to make a court appearance, your divorce can proceed by written deposition, and no court appearance is required. A set of deposition questions is emailed to you for you and your witness to answer. Most of the questions can be answered with a yes or a no, and others with just one sentence. The depositions and other divorce documents are filed with the court and reviewed by the judge who will sign your divorce decree. No court hearing is needed and you can complete your divorce from within Prince William County, Virginia.
The alternative, and faster method for completing an uncontested Virginia divorce, is with an easy 2 minute court appearance by one party (either you or your spouse) and a witness. One of our attorneys asks you and your witness some basic yes/no questions, then the judge signs your divorce.
The focus of our uncontested Virginia divorce practice is speed and simplicity. If you and your spouse agree to the terms of your divorce, and your case meets the Virginia divorce requirements, the actual divorce process can be completed in a few weeks. Some of our cases are completed in just 1 week.
If you cannot locate your spouse, or your spouse lives outside of the state of Virginia, a divorce by publication may be the appropriate method for completing your divorce.
After receiving your completed intake form, a member of our staff will immediately send you a reply by email, which will outline all of the steps in the uncontested divorce process for your case. We will also call you to discuss your case with you, and to answer any questions you may have about the Virginia divorce process.
If you and your spouse have assets to separate, debts to settle, custody or support issues, we will advise you based on our many years of experience preparing property settlement agreements. A carefully worded agreement is essential to protect you financially and give you peace of mind. Are you ready to start your Virginia divorce? Click here for our full intake form to get started.
Please contact our office at 1-703-635-7980 for more information, or click here to fill out our uncontested divorce intake form.