A divorce in Virginia does not require the mutual consent of the spouses. Either spouse can file for a divorce from the other, and a judge will enter the divorce if the court has jurisdiction and the plaintiff introduces sufficient evidence in support of the grounds for divorce. In a divorce case...View More
You do not have to get divorced in the state you married in. If neither you nor your wife live in North Carolina, North Carolina may not be an option for you. Check your state's law to determine where you should file for divorce. In Virginia you typically file in the city or county where you...View More
The reason for the question is that he passed away before the foreclosure. As I said, she waived all housing rights in the divorce agreement, but it seems as though she'll have a "foreclosure" on her record if we don't sort this out. My understanding is if she's susceptible... View More
If the mortgage loan and title to real property in Virginia is joint, then both spouses have rights and liabilities. If one spouse will receive the real property incident to a divorce, that spouse should be required to sell or refinance the property in order to remove the other spouse from his or...View More
A divorce can be obtained in Virginia without the mutual consent of the parties, provided the appropriate Circuit Court has jurisdiction. If a spouse wants to affect his or her spouse's property rights, the court must have personal jurisdiction over the defendant spouse, which requires some...View More
If a valid divorce is granted in a foreign country there generally is no requirement to have the order registered in Virginia. Virginia, under principles of comity as you have mentioned, generally recognizes foreign orders so long as they don't violate an important Virginia public policy....View More
My cousin applied for VAwA application for adjustments of status after being here for more than 13 years.What would you recommend to be done to help after his wide abuse him and threatens to report him to
To assist your cousin with their VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) application status, especially in the context of abuse and threats related to immigration status, there are several steps and considerations to keep in mind:
Legal Assistance: It's crucial to get legal advice from an...View More
I’m getting an uncontested divorce and under the terms of our agreement, refinance is scheduled to occur in a timeframe not to exceed 4 yrs. The loan is joint and so is the title. We have decided, I will stay in the house; can I change the title to my name via a quitclaim deed? Is it straight... View More
Any attorney that practices in the area of real estate should be able to assist you. I have drafted many deeds being executed pursuant to a divorce or a settlement agreement. However, when both parties are on the title to the property, I have never used a "Quitclaim" deed, but instead I...View More
Been married since 2012, and the house has been our family home since. He never added me to the deed or loan claiming I couldn't be on them because we weren't married. I have paid into the mortgage for several years and i have paid for upgrades, repairs and maintenance. Utilities are in... View More
Equitable distribution is a 3 step process in Virginia. First, the judge classifies all property as marital, separate, or hybrid - a mix of marital and separate. The judge also classifies debt as marital or separate. Second, the judge gives a valuation to all items of marital and hybrid...View More
In Virginia, property you owned before marriage is generally considered separate property, and your spouse may not have a legal claim to the equity accrued in the home. However, several factors can influence this, such as any changes in the property's character during the marriage,...View More
A Virginia Circuit Court judge sitting in an equitable distribution hearing has several options with respect to jointly owned real property. The judge can order the conveyance to either party, permit either party to buy out the other and order the assumption of indebtedness, or order the sale of...View More
Virginia Circuit Court judges use law clerks to review the uncontested divorce filings. The law clerks are typically relatively recent graduates of law schools, who work as clerks as their first job out of law school. They review the file before submitting it to a judge for his or her final...View More
wife tried to sale the house before we went to court for judge to determine what happens to the house had another court date to stop her from saying the house because she wouldn’t listen fond papperwork by accident it was for sales on the house closing was on the 29 i called the loan company and... View More
My spouse & I have been separated for a year now, we have 1 minor child. We have a signed/notarized PSA and now my spouse wants to file for divorce now and not have the PSA included. The signed/notarized PSA states we sell the house and pay all outstanding bills with the equity. Spouse now... View More
A spouse served with a Complaint for Divorce in Virginia has 21 days to file a responsive pleading. Typically, if the defendant spouse did not agree to the allegations in the Complaint, the responsive pleading would be an Answer and Counterclaim, starting a contested divorce case.
In Virginia, after a divorce has been finalized, it is possible for one of the ex-spouses to request a modification to certain aspects of the divorce agreement. However, the ability to modify a finalized divorce decree depends on the specific circumstances and the issues being addressed....View More
My home, land, and retirement accounts do not have his name on them, but the marital home that he lives in may be at risk of a foreclosure as he is behind on payments. He was given a year to get the mortgage refinanced into just his name, but he has awful credit and won't be able to. It's... View More
There are really two types of spousal support, temporary and permanent. Temporary spousal support, awarded in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, or as pendente lite support incidental to a pending divorce case, is based on a formula, the creates a presumptively correct amount....View More
An annulment may be granted in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on a number of different grounds that make the marriage void or voidable, including but not limited to, fraud or duress, prohibited co-sanguinity, bigamy, incapacity, infancy, impotency, felony conviction, pregnancy by another or...View More
If she was granted the house in an emergency protective order it says her name. The family of household member is granted possession of the exclusion of the respondent however no such Grant of possession shall affect title To any real or personal pro Property. If she is out of the state ono... View More
You should have a lawyer look at the actual protective order to be certain. That much said, if it gives her sole possession of the house, then you would be prohibited from going there - even if she is at work, or on vacation, or for any reason.
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