Uncontested Divorce in Virginia
Divorce is often among the most difficult and emotional events in a person’s life, but that doesn’t mean it has to result in a long, costly court case. Typically, a traditional divorce involves each person filing legal paperwork that is then adjudicated in court over many painful sessions – resulting in many large legal bills. When it’s over, the judge decides all contested issues, whether the couple likes what is decided or not.
Many couples will choose to forgo that and opt for an uncontested divorce, in which they agree not to dispute such issues as child custody, division of property, or support payments. If you and your spouse already agree on these issues and would like to proceed with a divorce that is quick and affordable, an uncontested divorce may be for you.
The Law Office of Michael Ephraim has specialized in uncontested divorces for since we opened our practice in 1993 Our team excels at making a difficult process as simple and painless as possible so you can move to the next phase of your life.
Uncontested Divorce Requirements in Virginia
The divorce laws in Virginia provide for married couples to divorce in as a little as 2 weeks if all requirements are met. Our firm provides a 2 week uncontested divorce for $695 plus the court fees of $89. We also offer an uncontested divorce in Virginia which takes 5 weeks and costs just $495 plus $89 court fees.
Both options include a separation agreement on standard terms for no extra cost when the following conditions are met:
- Each spouse is willing to sign the divorce papers
- The couple has been separated and not cohabitating for at least six months (if you have no minor children) or one year (if you and your spouse have minor children).
- One of you has been resident in the Commonwealth of Virginia for the last 6 months.
You don’t need to spend any time in lawyers’ offices: you can fill all the paperwork online and we even will process your payment.
Many couples expect divorce to be a long, tough battle through courts and legal offices. Virginia law says otherwise, however, allowing for a divorce that meets the above conditions to be completed in as little as two weeks. It is important to find a law office with the knowledge and experience to protect you, your family, and your assets — even if you have an agreeable relationship with your spouse or partner — and to ensure that you meet the legal requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions About Uncontested Divorce in Virginia
We get many questions about uncontested divorce in Virginia, and to guide you in the right direction, we’ve put together some of the questions we hear most frequently. Take a look at these FAQs about uncontested divorce in Virginia:
What Is an Uncontested Divorce in Virginia?
An uncontested divorce is when both sides agree to the divorce without blaming each other. They agree on asset divisions, custody arrangements, support payments, and any other significant details. They don’t want a long, drawn-out fight. They are both committed to concluding their marriage quickly without dispute.
How Long Does an Uncontested Divorce Take in Virginia?
An uncontested divorce in Virginia can completed very fast. Ephraim Law offers a 2 week divorce process and a 5 week divorce process. Cases in which a spouse cannot be located, divorce by publication can take longer depending on the individual circumstances.
Do You Have to Go to Court for an Uncontested Divorce?
No, a court appearance is not required for an uncontested divorce. The Law Office of Michael Ephraim will prepare the required documents for you and your spouse to sign, and handle all document filings with the court. Once the judge signs the divorce decree the office will send the divorce decree to you.
Who Can Get an Uncontested Divorce in Virginia?
You must both agree to the divorce to qualify for an uncontested divorce. One of you must live in Virginia, but you don’t both need to be residents of the state. You must also have been separated for a certain amount of time. Couples without children must be separated for at least six months, while those with children under 18 need to have been separated for a year.
How Much Does an Uncontested Divorce Cost?
Most of the cost of a divorce boils down to paying lawyers to help you negotiate a settlement. Divorces are a lot less expensive when they are uncontested. The Law Office of Michael Ephraim strives to keep prices as low as possible for our clients. Our skilled legal team offers two-week divorces for $695 plus filing fees, five-week divorces for $495 plus filing fees, and divorces by publication in certain circumstances for $495 plus filing fees/costs.
Get an Uncontested Divorce in Virginia
For married couples who are both in alignment and looking to get simple, convenient, and fast results, an uncontested divorce provides a very cost-effective option. Moreover, obtaining an uncontested divorce free of angry disputes eases the emotional burden on both parties.
The Law Office of Michael Ephraim provides skilled, caring, and innovative solutions to your personal family law issues. In our 25+ years of practicing divorce law, we have helped thousands of couples get quick, affordable divorces. Our team is sensitive to the fact that divorce can be an overwhelming, critical time in your life, and we have your best interests at the forefront.
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