Are you thinking of separating from your spouse? Are you wondering, “How do you get a legal separation?” Read below for more information on how to get a legal separation in Virginia.
Understanding Legal Separation
There’s some confusion in Virginia regarding legal separation and it truly is wise to seek out a family lawyer for help if you’re considering separating from your spouse.
If you’re asking, “How do you get a legal separation in Virginia” you may be wondering if you need to go through the same process as a divorce.
The short answer, in Virginia, is no. You and your spouse may be considered legally separated if you cease living together as husband and wife.
Virginia has no forms or papers you must fill out or file with a court in order to have a “legal separation.”
Virginia does have some procedures that are similar to a legal separation known as “separate maintenance” and “divorce from bed and board” but these aren’t used very often.
Things can – and too often do — get tricky and messy when it comes to separation and divorce and we honestly urge you to find legal help if you’re considering separating or divorcing your spouse.
Get Answers From The Irving Law Firm
We hope you’ll contact one of our family law attorneys here at The Irving Law Firm, but you owe it to yourself and your family to contact an experienced attorney to learn how to achieve legal separation in Virginia.
We have decades of combined experience serving families in the Virginia area. We understand how difficult this can be and that’s why we’re committed to doing everything we can to help you and your family get the resolution you need.
Give us a call at (703) 844-4118.