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How Alimony Law Works in Virginia

When a marriage ends, there are a variety of issues that need to be sorted out, including child custody arrangements, child support payments, and the details of alimony. Alimony is defined as a husband’s or wife’s court-ordered provision for a spouse after a divorce, and it generally involves monetary...

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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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