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What is a pendente lite hearing in Virginia?

What is a pendente lite hearing in Virginia?

A pendente lite hearing is a hearing for temporary relief during the pendency of a divorce. It means “while litigation is pending” in Latin. The Complaint The initial plea you file with the court to commence a divorce is called a “complaint.” The complaint outlines...
What Is No-Fault Divorce?

What Is No-Fault Divorce?

  In Virginia, there are two variations on no-fault divorce. First is if the parties live separate and apart for 12 months or more; either party may then file for a divorce on that ground. Second, there is an expedited, no-fault divorce which is a variation that...
What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

  In Virginia, a guardian ad litem (hereinafter “GAL”) is a licensed attorney who is appointed by the court to represent the best interest of the child. They are typically appointed in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court but can also be...