Divorce Residency Requirements In Henrico – Virginia Lawyers

Divorce Residency Requirements In Henrico Virginia

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Divorce Virginia Law Resident Henrico 20-97
Divorce Virginia Law Resident Henrico 20-97

HENRICO VIRGINIA- DIVORCE, AFFIRMATION AND ANNULMENT STATUTE WITH TABLE

Va. Code Ann. 20-97

20-97. Domicile and residential requirements for such suits

No suit for annulling a marriage or for divorce shall be maintainable, unless one of the parties is and has been an actual bona fide resident and domiciliary of this Commonwealth for at least six months preceding the commencement of the suit; nor shall any suit for affirming a marriage be maintainable, unless one of the parties be domiciled in, and is and has been an actual bona fide resident of this Commonwealth at the time of bringing such suit.
For the purposes of this section only:

  • If a member of the armed forces of the United States has been stationed or resided in this Commonwealth and has lived for a period of six months or more in this Commonwealth next preceding the commencement of the suit, then such person shall be presumed to be domiciled in and to have been a bona fide resident of this Commonwealth during such period of time.
  • Being stationed or residing in the Commonwealth includes, but is not limited to, a member of the armed forces being stationed or residing upon a ship having its home port in this Commonwealth or at an air, naval or military base located within this Commonwealth over which the United States enjoys exclusive federal jurisdiction.
  • Any member of the armed forces of the United States or any foreign service officer of the United States who (i) at the time the suit is commenced is, or immediately preceding such suit was, stationed in any territory or foreign country and (ii) was domiciled in the Commonwealth for the six month period immediately preceding his being stationed in such territory or country, shall be deemed to have been domiciled in and to have been a bona fide resident of the Commonwealth during the six months preceding commencement of a suit for annulment or divorce.
  • Upon separation of the husband and wife, the wife may establish her own and separate domicile, though the separation may have been caused under such circumstances as would entitle the wife to a divorce or annulment.

HENRICO VIRGINIA- DOMICILE AND RESIDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Virginia Statute

Description

Conditions

Va. Code Ann. 20-97 Conditions for annulling a marriage or for divorce suit One of the parties is and has been an actual bona fide resident and domiciliary of the Commonwealth for at least six months preceding the commencement of the suit
Va. Code Ann. 20-97 Conditions to be satisfied for any suit affirming a marriage One of the parties be domiciled in, and is and has been an actual bona fide resident of the Commonwealth at the time of bringing such suit.
Va. Code Ann. 20-97(1) When a member of the armed forces is presumed to be domiciled in and to have been a bona fide resident of the Commonwealth A member of the armed forces of the United States has been stationed or resided in the Commonwealth and has lived for a period of six months or more in this Commonwealth next preceding the commencement of the suit.
Va. Code Ann. 20-97(2) When a member of the armed forces is considered to be stationed or residing in the Commonwealth It includes, but is not limited to, a member of the armed forces being stationed or residing upon a ship having its home port in the Commonwealth or at an air, naval or military base located within the Commonwealth over which the United States enjoys exclusive federal jurisdiction.
Va. Code Ann. 20-97(3) When a member of the armed forces shall be deemed to have been domiciled in and to have been a bona fide resident of the Commonwealth during the six months preceding commencement of a suit for annulment or divorce. A member of the armed forces

  1. At the time the suit is commenced is, or immediately preceding such suit was, stationed in any territory or foreign country and
  2. Was domiciled in the Commonwealth for the six month period immediately preceding his being stationed in such territory or country,
Va. Code Ann. 20-97(4) Upon separation of the husband and wife, the wife may establish her own and separate domicile, though the separation may have been caused under such circumstances as would entitle the wife to a divorce or annulment.

Divorce Residency Requirements In Henrico Virginia

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Courts we cover in Henrico, Virginia

Henrico Circuit Court

P. O. Box 90775
4301 East Parham Road,
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Henrico General District Court

P. O. Box 90775
4301 East Parham Road,
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

4201 E. Parham Road,
Henrico, VA 23228-2745
P.O. Box 90775 Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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