No-fault divorce; waiver of service of process. (SB1541)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

No-fault divorce; waiver of service. Clarifies that in the case of a no-fault divorce, waivers of service of process may occur within a reasonable time prior to or after the suit is filed, provided that a copy of the complaint is attached to such waiver or otherwise provided to the defendant or the final decree of divorce is signed by the defendant. Where a defendant has waived service of process and, where applicable, notice, the bill further permits depositions to be taken, affidavits to be given, and all papers related to the divorce proceeding to be filed contemporaneously. Amends § 20-106, § 20-99.1:1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/21/2019: passed committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100909D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1945.

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