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Steps To Getting A Divorce In Virginia

If you are dealing with a divorce in Virginia or about to go through a divorce in Virginia, contact us for help.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax Prince William Richmond Loudoun Virginia Beach Fredericksburg Lynchburg.

Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer today about your Divorce Case.  An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

Arthur v. Arthur

Facts:

Appellant wife challenged a decree of the Court of Fairfax (Virginia), which entered an order denying the wife’s petition alleging that defendant husband was in arrears for alimony and support money under the terms of the decree of divorce. The trial court denied the wife’s petition for getting a divorce because it was not clear that it had jurisdiction to grant the petition because the husband was a nonresident and had not been personally served with process in the state and even if it had jurisdiction, the husband might have had defenses and should not have been required to come half-way across the country to interpose them. The court reversed and remanded the trial court’s decree. The court determined that the husband was deprived of no constitutional right where he received by certified mail actual notice of the wife’s application for a judgment for the amount of the arrears. The court explained that the trial court had continuing jurisdiction to revise its decrees with respect to the custody and maintenance of minor children and alimony, so the wife’s petition was not a new action but merely a steps in the enforcement of the trial court’s original decree. The court held that the trial court should have granted the prayer of the wife’s petition because the entry of a judgment for accrued arrearages was generally recognized as a method of enforcing payment of the amount due.

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Steps To Getting A Divorce In Virginia Lawyers Alimony Support

Steps To Getting A Divorce In Virginia Lawyers Alimony Support

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • The courts are generally agreed that personal jurisdiction acquired over the defendant husband in a divorce suit, in which a decree for divorce and alimony is rendered against him, is sufficient to authorize the divorce court subsequently to render a judgment for arrears of accrued alimony upon constructive service of process upon the husband; and the judgment so rendered for arrears of accrued alimony is a valid judgment conforming to requirements of due process, and not only of effect in the jurisdiction in which it is rendered but entitled to recognition in other jurisdictions. The mere fact that after the entry of an order of alimony the defendant places himself outside the jurisdiction of the court does not stop the operation of the order. The right of a court in such a situation to ascertain and enter judgment for the amount due is highly proper, in aid of its power to enforce its own judgments. The defendant defends the suit in the first instance, and judgment is rendered against him, must stand ready, upon notice, although beyond the jurisdiction of the court, upon proper motion, to defend, by showing that he pays a part or all claimed to be due, if he can.

If you are dealing with a divorce in Virginia or about to go through a divorce in Virginia, contact us for help.

We have client meeting locations in Fairfax Prince William Richmond Loudoun Virginia Beach Fredericksburg Lynchburg.

Some of the courts we cover in Virginia:

Fairfax Circuit Court Richmond Circuit Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
400 North Ninth Street
John Marshall Courts Building
Richmond, VA 23219
Fairfax General District Court Richmond General District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
920 Hull Street, Northside
Richmond, VA 23224-4070
Fairfax Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Richmond Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030-4020
Oliver Hill Courts Building
1600 Oliver Hill WaySuite C181
Richmond, VA 23219-1214
Prince William Circuit Court Loudoun Circuit Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110
P. O. Box 55018 E. Market St., 3rd floor
Leesburg, VA 20178
Prince William General District Court Loudoun General District Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5586
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Prince William Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Loudoun Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110-5555
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176

Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer today about your Divorce Case.  An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

We also cover the following courts in Virginia:

Virginia Beach Circuit Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Building 10, 4th Floor
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9017
Virginia Beach General District Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9057
Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations District
Court
2425 Nimmo Parkway, Building 10
Judicial Complex 10 A Municipal Center
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.