Grounds for divorce; minor children. (SB725)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Grounds for divorce; minor children. Provides that a married couple who have minor children may not obtain a divorce based on separation if the other party files a written objection with the court. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2008Presented and ordered printed 088781216
01/17/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/11/2008Continued to 2009 in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Jeremy Beales writes:

Really? You can't get a divorce if you have kids unless you prove adultery, violence, or some other grounds? This seems like a really dumb idea. If the parents have been living apart for a whole year the divorce does little other than make it official.