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Divorce Papers Prince William Virginia

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

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.

Richie v. Richie

Facts:

The former wife claimed that, when she was served with process, the former husband told her that the allegations in the bill were untrue and that she should disregard the papers. During the pendency of the divorce, the wife claimed that the husband, who had rented a nearby hotel room, came to her home daily where he ate, slept, resumed marital relations, and cohabited with her as if he wished to remain lawfully married. As a result, the wife did not contest the divorce proceeding. The husband denied inducing the wife to not contest the divorce and contended that he advised her to seek legal advice. On appeal, the court affirmed the trial court’s refusal to set aside the divorce decree.

If you are facing a Divorce case in Virginia, contact a SRIS Law Group lawyer for help.  You can reach us at 888-437-7747

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • Cohabitation between husband and wife during the pendency of the suit for divorce is considered a sufficient reason for the defendant’s belief that plaintiff spouse had abandoned the suit, and a justification for not appearing to make a defense. But where it is sought to set aside a decree on the ground that during the pendency of the divorce action the spouse who obtained it had condoned the other’s offenses by cohabiting as before, the burden of proving such cohabitation and condonation rests upon the assailant of the decree.
  • Upon a hearing before a judge without a jury, the judge’s finding upon the credibility of the witnesses and the weight to be given their testimony stands on the same footing as the verdict of a jury and should not be disturbed on appeal unless plainly wrong or without evidence to support it.

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

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.

A Sris
Sris Law Group
1-703-278-0405

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