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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?

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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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Why the style of communication in the collaborative process can lower your divorce costs.

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Talks in divorce litigation tend to be something like the following: The wife speaks with her attorney.  The wife’s attorney speaks with the husband’s attorney.  The two attorneys speak. The husband’s attorney speaks with the husband.  The husband’s attorney speaks with the wife’s attorney.  Etc., etc. These communications could...

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