Grounds for Divorce
Virginia recognizes both fault-based and no-fault grounds for divorce. Among the fault-based grounds for divorce are adultery, cruelty, willful abandonment, felony conviction (for at least one year).
The only no-fault ground for divorce in Virginia is separation for 1 year. If the spouses have entered a Settlement agreement and they don’t have minor children, they are eligible to file for a no-fault divorce after a six-month separation.