This is an informational resource on Virginia divorce. You can look over the relevant VA divorce laws, locate skilled lawyers and mediators, access downloadable divorce forms or services to prepare your paperwork online, and use the official child support guidelines worksheet to find out the level of support which may be awarded. We also have more information about general divorce topics, as well as tips for dealing with your emotions and ideas for starting over in our divorce articles section.
Livesay & Myers, P.C.
3975 University Dr #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Cole Miller PLLC
1945 Old Gallows Road, Ste. 205
Vienna, VA 22182
Areas Served: Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, Prince William County
Law Office of Ronald A. Robinson
9300 Forest Point Circle
Manassas, Virginia 20110
Walter N. Thorp, Esq
739 Thimble Shoals Blvd, Suite 704
Newport News, VA 23606
Areas Served: Newport News, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Isle of Wight, Gloucester, Chesapeake, Hampton, Poquoson, Yorktown, & Williamsburg
Phone: (757) 599-3220
With years of experience, Walter N. Thorp offers legal counsel and advocacy in family law and child support cases, special needs trusts and guardianships, as well as estate planning for people with disabilities. Mr. Thorp strives to resolve each case efficiently and provide a positive outcome for his clients. We welcome the opportunity to serve you, whether you need advice, information or legal representation.
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Robin Graine, JD, CDFA
11325 Random Hills Road, Suite 360
Fairfax, VA 22030
Areas Served: Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Arlington, Alexandria, Stafford
Since starting her legal career in 1989, Robin Graine has advocated for the use of divorce mediation as a sensible alternative to divorce litigation. Mediation enables couples to find their own mutually acceptable solutions to their disputes. Her experience as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst also helps people understand how the financial decisions they make during negotiations can impact their future finances. Robin’s passion is helping people become their strongest selves while avoiding stressful and unhealthy litigation and helping people smoothly transition through the next stages in their lives.
Northern VA Mediation Service
Family Mediation; Civil Court Mediation; Commercial & Workplace
9653 Fairfax Blvd, Suite 203
Fairfax, VA 22031
Northern VA Mediation Service (NVMS) provides mediation services to individuals, groups and organizations. Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process that encourages people to work out their disputes with one another and develop solutions they will find equally acceptable. NVMS also offers training to individuals and professionals who are interested in becoming certified mediators or who are interested in learning more about mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes.
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Classes for Separating or Divorcing Parents in VA
Parents involved in family law cases concerning custody issues and divorce are required to take classes that help parents realize the possible effect of divorce on children and learn ways to reduce the impact. Call 703-204-4343 for more information on court approved parenting classes for Fairfax County. Or visit Virginia's Judicial system page to look up classes for other district courts.
For over 18 years, this seminar has been offered as a low-cost, "women only" divorce resource designed to show women facing divorce what they need to prepare for, while outlining many of the local resources available to them and their children. These seminars are offered once a month in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Newport News from 8:30 am until 12 noon. A 60 page manual is provided to each participant along with information about Military divorces and Domestic Violence resources. The locations and maps to the seminars can be found at VirginiaDivorceAttorney.com.
"What every Woman should know about divorce" is a really excellent book on the basics of divorce in Virginia. Written by Charles R. Hofheimer, this free book offers valuable information about separation (and the guidelines for separation under the same roof), the importance of determining grounds for divorce, as well as the different types of custody and the cardinal rules of custody that you should observe. If you're thinking about, or going through a divorce, then you owe it to yourself to get this free book.
Overview of Divorce in VA from the Virginia State Bar
Specific statutes from Code of VA - Title 20 Domestic Relations:
Marriage annulment (§ 20-89.1)
Residency requirements for divorce (§ 20-97)
Jurisdiction of suits for annulment, separation, or divorce (§ 20-96)
Legal separation (§ 20-116)
Recognized grounds for divorce (§ 20-91)
Property division / separate and marital property (§ 20-107.3)
Alimony / maintenance / support of spouse (§ 20-107.1)
Restoration of former or maiden name (§ 20-121.4)
Parenting education class requirements (§ 20-103)
Custody of minor children (§ 20-124.1 through § 20-124.3)
Determination of child support (§ 20-108.1)
Basic child support obligations (§ 20-108.2)
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