Is a legal separation required?

My husband and I decided to split up a month ago, we have been living apart since then. He lives in Virginia and has recently moved out of our apartment, and into a new one. I have been living in Maryland. I changed my address through USPS on November 15th. I have not gotten my license or car registration changed yet. I have not yet talked to a lawyer. I do not particularly think it is needed, as our situation is fairly simple. I am just a bit unsure of the separation/divorce process. As far as I am concerned, in the state of Virginia, we have to be separated for at least 6 months before we can file for divorce. Okay, so how would we go about proving that we have been separated? Would we need a legal document, or is it something as simple as me getting some kind of official mail at my new residence? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

5 Answers

  • 7 years ago

    He moved. He'd have a lease in his name or with his name on it, and not yours. He too is probably working there. There's an abundant amount of proof. See if you can get a free consultation at a nearby law office and ask further questions there.

    Best of wishes.

  • 7 years ago

    I live in California, so I'm not sure how that works. But, you can call or talk to the law department about that to see what is required.

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    5 years ago

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  • aldin
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • Froll
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Your attorney didn't answer these questions for you? Why not?

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