This is a comprehensive guide to divorce in Virginia. On this webpage, you will be able to view this packet or download this as a Word document below. There are also additional resources on this page, including an interactive online interview, which will collect to see if your circumstances might be appropriate for filing for a divorce without an attorney. It will also collect the necessary information to allow you to print court pleadings and forms you’ll need to file for a no-fault divorce on your own if your situation is appropriate.
If you have received a Complaint for Divorce, you have 21 days from the date it was served on you in which to file an Answer, or an Answer and Cross-Bill. You do not have to file a response, but in some instances you must file a response in order to preserve your rights. This article describes what you rights are if you have received a Complaint for Divorce.