Virginia divorce petitions should be filed in circuit court. (Code of Virginia Title 20 Domestic Relations Chapter 6 Divorce Affirmation and Annulment Section 96) A divorce complaint may be brought if either party has resided in Virginia, in good faith, for at least 6 months prior to filing for divorce. (Code of Virginia Title 20 Domestic Relations Chapter 6 Divorce Affirmation and Annulment Section 97)
While divorce may be common, when you go through it yourself, you still deserve dedicated, personal focus on your rights and unique situation. An experienced divorce lawyer can help you figure out the best way forward, explain the law, and represent you in court if it is ever necessary. Take the first step now and contact a local divorce attorney to discuss your divorce.