Virginia Grounds for Divorce

Code Section
20-91

Residency
One party resident and domiciled 6 months before suit. 20-97

Waiting Period
Decree immediate on determination of issues. Remarriage prohibited during appeal.

No Fault
Separation (1 yr.).

Defenses
Adultery, buggery, or sodomy: cohabitation after knowledge, act occurred more than 5 yrs. before suit for divorce, or party procured or connived act

Grounds
Adultery or sodomy or buggery committed outside the marriage; subsequent conviction of felony and confined for more than one year without cohabitation following confinement; cruelty, caused fear of bodily hurt or willfully deserted 1 yr. from the date of such act; lived separate lives without cohabitation and without interruption for one year.


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