Teasingest headline ever in Virginia Lawyers Weekly: "No-fault divorce law unconstitutional, judge rules"
September 19, 2019
No-fault divorce law unconstitutional, judge rules
September 9, 2019 - Virginia Lawyers Weekly
(Actually, what Fairfax judge Steven Shannon ruled was that in a husband-free marriage, it was unconstitutional for the law to require that a “husband and wife” live apart in order to qualify for a divorce. He said he could invalidate the law providing for no-fault divorces until the legislature fixed it, but it would be more consistent with the law's purpose for him to extend its "benefits" to include same-sex couples instead.)