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FAQs Northern Virginia Couples Have About Collaborative Divorce ANSWERED

What is a Collaborative Divorce? A Collaborative Divorce is an alternative to the traditional combative divorce process that focuses on helping the divorcing couple and their family move beyond the divorce more productively and less painfully. Why is Collaborative Divorce “less painful” than traditional divorce? Collaborative Divorce uses a...

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My Spouse Sleeps on the Couch in the Basement, Where He/She Belongs. Does that Count as a Separation in Virginia?

To be granted a no-fault divorce in Virginia, a couple must be separated for 1 year (6 months if they have no minor children together and they’ve signed a comprehensive settlement agreement). What, though, constitutes “separate and apart,” under Virginia law?  Living in separate residences certainly counts.  However, what...

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