Dating a minor laws in virginia
Either party that is granted a divorce from bed and board may ask the Court to “merge” the decree into a divorce from the bonds of matrimony after at least one year from the date of separation.
In Virginia, you must have a ground or grounds for divorce and the party seeking the divorce must prove the ground(s) to the Court.
Usually, mean or rude words alone will not constitute grounds for divorce.
One act of violence is generally not considered a ground for divorce unless the act was so atrocious as to endanger life, or it caused reasonable apprehension of danger in the future.
The grounds for a divorce from bed are: (1) willful desertion or abandonment, and (2) cruelty and reasonable apprehension of bodily harm.