The uncontested, no-fault divorce is the quickest and easiest way to end a marriage in Virginia. The term “uncontested” means that there are no disputed issues regarding marital assets, debts, or custody and visitation. To be truly uncontested, a couple must not have any joint issues or they should have a signed agreement in place referencing them.

The term “no-fault” refers to the grounds upon which the divorce is filed. Rather than citing a particular reason for the divorce, such as adultery, cruelty or desertion, the filing party would base his or her complaint for divorce simply on living separate and apart for the statutory time period.

Virginia Circuit Courts provide information packets on how to file an uncontested, no-fault divorce, and many couples are tempted to file without attorney assistance. While this is entirely possible, it is important to note that the court clerks cannot give legal advice. Furthermore, the general information available through the courts and on the internet do not address imperative legal questions, such as where you should file your suit, how to properly serve your spouse, and the process for conducting depositions. Misunderstanding these and other legal considerations can quickly turn a supposedly simply process into an unnecessarily long and frustrating one.

The Law of Offices of Tenecia P. Reid can help you navigate your uncontested, no-fault divorce quickly and painlessly. For very affordable rates, Attorney Reid will ensure that you meet all legal requirements, and she can anticipate any potential problems or delays before they arise so that you can plan accordingly.

Very familiar with the court system in Northern Virginia, Attorney Reid can inform you about specific procedures and timeframes that may impact how you wish to proceed. Contact the Law of Offices of Tenecia P. Reid to file your uncontested, no-fault divorce today.