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Virginia Ground Rules
A divorce may be granted in Virginia divorce law using either "Fault" or "No-Fault" grounds.
A divorce may be granted in Virginia divorce law using either “Fault” or “No-Fault” grounds.
Fault grounds include:
(3) conviction of a felony and imprisonment for one year;
(5) willful desertion.
No-Fault grounds include:
(1) living separate and apart without cohabitation for one year;
(2) living separate and apart without cohabitation for six months if there are no minor children and the spouses have entered into a separation agreement.
Of these, the “No-Fault” grounds are the most straightforward and easiest to prove.