How long do I have to be separated before my divorce?

If a divorce is granted on the grounds of adultery, there is no waiting period of separation required under Virginia law. All other grounds for divorce, including an uncontested, no-fault divorce, require a separation period of one year before a divorce can be granted unless there are no children and a written legal separation agreement has been signed by both parties. If there are no children and a written separation agreement has been filed, a divorce can be filed after a six month separation period.