Parker, Pollard, Wilton, and Peaden - Attorneys at Law


Fault and No-Fault Divorce in Virginia

If you are facing divorce, it is important to work with an attorney who understands exactly what is at stake personally and financially. It is not necessary to show that one spouse committed wrongdoing against the other to get a divorce in Virginia. However, to proceed with a no-fault divorce, it is necessary to complete a period of separation, which provides the required grounds. Our firm can help you obtain a separation agreement as a predecessor to your divorce.

A divorce in Virginia can also be based on specific grounds, which include adultery, desertion, cruelty or conviction of a felony. Our firm can explain your legal options if you have specific grounds for divorce.

Dividing property in a Virginia divorce is done equitably, and our lawyers will help you receive your fair share and fight for you to receive the property most valuable to you. However, equitable distribution does not necessarily mean that property will be divided 50/50. Rather, property is divided based on what is fair under the circumstances.

Our divorce lawyers can continue to serve you years after your divorce is finalized. If you experience a substantial change in circumstances, for example, it might be necessary to petition the court for a modification to your child support, child custody or alimony order. Such changes could include losing your job, remarrying, needing to move out of state or a change to your health status.