Not sure how separation works in Virginia? Talk to Graham Law Firm before you begin the separation so that you fully understand your rights and duties. Choose (703) 443-9360 to speak to our divorce lawyers in Virginia today. When a spouse moves and declares the intention that the separation will be permanent, this act counts as a date of separation (as long as the spouse does not threaten to divorce routinely to shake things up). It is important to note that only a spouse must intend the separation to be permanent. You don`t need an agreement to be separated. While it is important to understand these restrictions, they are fading from the enormous benefits of separation agreements. Separation agreements remain the most effective way to resolve most of the problems between separation or divorce couples. They allow parties not to potentially invest large amounts of time, money and energy in a controversial divorce and to continue their lives. In most cases, they are worth it. There is a long-standing principle that people can enter into a contract as well or as badly as they want. This is especially true for separation agreements that can only be struck down in Virginia for limited reasons – if they were concluded under “undue influence” or are “unacceptable.” Second, a separation agreement, developed for you by an experienced family law lawyer, will generally contain a multitude of provisions that protect your interests under Virginia law. A general online form agreement that is not specific to the state and is not tailored to your individual needs can make you vulnerable and vulnerable to very bad financial consequences.
A separation agreement in Virginia, also known as the “real estate agreement,” is a document in which the outgoing parties outline how to eliminate or resolve the problems arising from marriage. These include child care and return, spos assistance, property sharing, insurance taxes, businesses, pets and other issues. Although separation offers an “impeccable” grounds for divorce, fault can still be a problem when seeking spousal assistance (support) or a factor in determining the division of marital property. In addition, a judge is free to grant a divorce at fault when there is “no fault” of reasons for separation, conversely, a judge is free to grant a “not guiltyness” even if there are reasons for error.