Divorce; grounds of cruelty, abuse, desertion, or abandonment, waiting period. (SB1776)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Grounds for divorce; cruelty, abuse, desertion, or abandonment; waiting period. Eliminates the one-year waiting period for being decreed a divorce on the grounds of cruelty, reasonable apprehension of bodily hurt, or willful desertion or abandonment by either party. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104459D
01/18/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/28/2019Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Courts of Justice committee on 08/21/2019. It meets on Monday, 8:00 A.M. and Wednesday, 1/2 hour after adjournment - Senate Room B.

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