Statistically, though, love WILL find you again. When are we divorced? Deciding the end the relationship is easy. February 19, 2013 By Katie Carter In most divorces, there is a period after the marriage is over in the minds of the parties, but before the marriage is over in the eyes of the law. This is a difficult period for both parties, because they're torn between two competing ideas. fidelity to the now-ended but not legally finished marriage, and equally strong desire to move on and start a new life. That's probably why so many divorcing people have questions about sex and new relationships.
Often, clients who see me for an initial consultation arrive with information they may have learned from friends, family, or the internet — information which may not be accurate. The following are six common myths I have heard regarding separation and divorce, and the facts about each.
You begin the mandatory one-year separation that entitles you to a no-fault divorce and even sign a separation agreement. It's little wonder that both of you think of your marriage as over, but look out. Virginia doesn't. Under Virginia law, you are married until you are divorced and if dating gets serious, you could find yourself without spousal support and even perhaps in jail on an adultery charge. Virginia's Mandatory Separation Requirement When you read that every state offers no-fault divorce, you may not have understood that some of these offers are conditional.