An uncontested divorce is a proceeding in which the parties have no custody, support, property distribution or other unresolved issues. Virginia residents can obtain an uncontested divorce by agreeing to and signing a property settlement agreement. Parties must be separated for one year prior to filing for an uncontested divorce unless two requirements are met:
- The parties have no children under the age of 18
- The parties have a signed property settlement agreement.
If both of these requirements are fulfilled, Virginia residents may be able to obtain a divorce in as little as 6 months. A court appearance may not be required for an uncontested divorce as long as all of the requisite paperwork is filed correctly.
A knowledgeable attorney can help you through this process and ensure that you have the best possible representation. This can save you time, money, and help you avoid the future fights that a poorly written separation agreement will cause you. Call today for a free consultation and let us help you assess the facts of your case and steer you in the right direction.