I bought my house 5 years ago, we’ve been married for less than a year. She is no where on the house. I am the owner. I will be paying her ½ if the amount paid to principal for the length of the marriage. How can I legally get her to move out if I already filed for divorce. Is there a Set length... Read more »
For various good cause shown, a spouse can ask for exclusive possession of the marital residence as part of the pendente lite relief available in a Virginia divorce case. The public policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia is to promote marriage, not to make divorce easy. Marriage provides a...Read more »
In Virginia, a notary public must verify the identity of a person signing the document, either in front of the notary public, or by the signer acknowledging the signature in the presence of the notary public, or via a videoconference if the notary has satisfied the requirements to be an electronic...Read more »
This past June my daughter turned 18 here in the state of Virginia. She graduated from High School in May. She moves into her apartment next month (Sept). I am veteran and my daughter will be going to school on my GI Bill and Virginia disability Dependent College program. Her mother has... Read more »
Child support in Virginia can only be awarded retroactively to the date that the petition was filed in the case of an original determination, or when motion to modify was filed and served on the payer parent in the case of an attempt to change support. The fact that a parent earned more during a...Read more »
The U.S. Constitution requires each of the 50 states to give full faith and credit to the valid acts of its sister states. There is no such requirement for the actions of other countries, in the absence of a treaty. Instead, the concept of comity controls. Comity allows a state to recognize the...Read more »
I currently have my brother and his family residing at my home in preparation for me to leave on deployment since my spouse refuse to take care of the house. My brother is the POA for me while I'm away, however do I need to have additional documents saying I allowed them to live there.... Read more »
Nobody will give you a "guarantee" on any response.
By the term "wife" your question implies that you are still married and therefore have not "equitably divided" the marital assets in a divorce proceeding. So generally, there are at least three legal...Read more »
Possibly. The Virginia State Bar provides to the public the following information:
Marital property is defined as all jointly-owned property and all other property, other than separate property, acquired from the date of the marriage to the date of separation. Typical examples of marital...Read more »
If spouses are not able to reach an agreement on how to divide their property and debts, those matters can be submitted to a judge's decision through the process of equitable distribution incident to a divorce case.
Title is not determinative in equitable distribution in Virginia....Read more »
The divorce settlement states that she gets the house only once she can obtain a loan. So can I refinance the loan in any way before she takes it over in order to get some money out of the house? Or will I need her to sign anything?
Hearing dates in Virginia are arranged with the judge's secretary, not the clerk of the court. A party can request, or a file a motion for, a pretrial conference to bring a case in front of a judge in order to set a trial date. The actual hearing date for the pretrial conference would most...Read more »
Ex-spouse received fraudulent spousal support payments for two years. The ex-spouse also did not notify the other party of the new location as stated in the court order. The divorce decree was entered by the Norfolk Circuit Court in the state of Virginia.
If there would be any fines, you might be able to find out if you ask your question at Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Virginia > Divorce. It's a matter of Virginia law, not Florida law. If you do, you might want to clarify what you mean by "... Ex-spouse received fraudulent spousal...Read more »
I want to divorce my husband. He refuses to establish a separation date, so I can’t do a no fault divorce. We live in my fathers house, it’s paid off, and will come to me upon his death through inheritance. There is no established rental agreement. I believe my husbands plan is to wait until he... Read more »
A Virginia resident can file for a divorce from bed and board immediately, based on either abandonment and desertion or cruelty and reasonable apprehension of bodily harm. Virginia recognizes contructive desertion, which is essentially a desertion of the marital relationship while the parties...Read more »
Property that is acquired by gift or inheritance during a marriage in Virginia starts as separate property in equitable distribution. This is an exception to the general rule that property acquired during the marriage and before the last date of separation is presumed to be marital property, no...Read more »
A decision to allow a child to get a learner's permit involves legal custody. For true joint legal custody, there would be a greater burden than simply imposing an obligation to discuss decisions: the parties would have to agree on legal decisions concerning the child. Sometimes, judges...Read more »
We have 3 kids and agree to swap every other year 2 kids one parent and the other parent with the third child. Separated 3 years living in different homes. Virginia law does not recognize legal separation while federal tax law would consider us unmarried. Can we each file head of house some how
The Virginia Court of Appeals has recognized a divorce from bed and board as a legal separation, so Virginia does have a legal separation. This is an intermediate form of divorce based on fault grounds only, that does not allow one to remarry, but recognizes you are no longer sharing the same bed...Read more »
Not only is she leaving the state, but she drops the kids off with her boyfriend for him to watch for the weekend. She then returns to the state of VA to go to work for the weekend. Should I get an ex parte request (if I have strong evidence), emergency order, or call for a child welfare check when... Read more »
Court orders in Virginia are enforced through a contempt proceeding. After reopening the case, the proceeding is initiated with the filing of a verified petition describing the violation of the court order, along with a rule to show cause. If the judge finds the grounds sufficient, he or she will...Read more »
Will the divorce decree outweigh the will since it was agreed to before and a judge signed off on it? A house is supposed to be left to the children. Can a will be made and the house left to someone else even though the divorce decree specifically says it will go to the children? A threat has been... Read more »
A judge's authority in equitable distribution in Virginia is strictly statutory and must be based on the provisions of Virginia Code Section 20-107.3. The judge has no authority to order property to be conveyed to someone other than a spouse.
family or friends or just go to a hotel or an apartment while he's off work and in the home every week, is that desertion? I would make it known to our adult children and my family and friends that I'm returning on a certain date each time. He initiated the divorce. I have agreed. Update:... Read more »
Temporary absences without the intent to separate permanently do not amount to desertion in Virginia. The court may view the trips to visit family and friends differently than leaving to go to an apartment or hotel when your spouse is home differently, however. Also, notifying other people that...Read more »
My mother has not been around my entire life and claimed she has remarried but I dont know how if she still is married legally to my father. I just want them divorced in case my father passes I dont want her entitled to any of my father's assets
If your father wants to file for divorce, he can do so if he has been a Virginia resident for the past six months. When he files for divorce, if he doesn't know where your mother is, he will need to file an affidavit verifying that he doesn't know her address. He can then request that...Read more »
The separation period for a no fault divorce in Virginia is 1 year. If the parties have no minor children born or adopted of the marriage, and have signed a written separation agreement, the required separation period is only 6 months. The intention to separate permanently must exist continuously...Read more »
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