Spousal Support in Virginia
When parties separate, one party is often unable to support themselves financially without the help of the other party. The parties may agree to the amount and duration of spousal support or alimony, and may decide if support will be modifiable or non-modifiable. If the parties cannot agree amongst themselves, they may litigate this matter, at which point a judge will make a decision as to these issues, based on the factors enumerated in Virginia Code Section 20-107.1.
As with child support, spousal support may be awarded by the Circuit Court if a divorce case is pending. However, if you do not yet have grounds for divorce, you may seek an award of spousal support from the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
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