For $75.00, I will compute child support payable under Virginia Support Guidelines for you, but you can get it done for free by contacting the Court Service Unit of the appropriate Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
The procedure for obtaining your final divorce decree is very simple if your spouse is willing to cooperate by signing an acceptance and waiver. Once the case is filed in Circuit Court, we send an acceptance and waiver (which is described on the divorce page of this website) to your spouse.
You are telling me what your agreement with your spouse is on the particular issue. I then will send you a draft of the agreement (as I understand it) which you and your spouse will review together and then you, and you alone, get back to me with any changes.
In many divorce cases, one spouse receives a share of the other’s retirement benefits, usually a 401(k) plan, and this is achieved by entry of what is known as a QUADRO, or a Qualified Domestic Relations Order.
Many people think that living separate lives under the same roof constitute the separation which entitles them to a divorce after the required period of time. Although that may be true in some jurisdictions, it is not the case with the judge who enter your final divorce decree.
If your spouse refuses to sign the acceptance and waiver, then we must have a deputy sheriff serve your spouse with the complaint and notice to take depositions here in my office in Afton.
Often, the parties agree to place the marital residence for sale on the local real estate market by hiring a realtor. When the property is sold, any mortgages are paid off and after payment of attorney fees and real estate commissions, the remaining proceeds are divided, usually equally, between the parties.