About Cara Wallace

Cara Wallace is an associate attorney in the Manassas office of Livesay & Myers, P.C. She practices exclusively family law, representing clients clients in separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases in Manassas, Prince William County, and all across Northern Virginia.

Here are the most recent posts by this author:


New Law Makes No-Fault Divorce Easier in Virginia

Posted on April 5th, 2021, by Cara Wallace in Divorce, Family Law. No Comments

The Virginia General Assembly has made a significant change to Virginia Code ยง 20-106 concerning the requirements for a no-fault divorce. Effective July 1, 2021, Virginia law will no longer require a corroborating witness for a divorce based on no-fault grounds. The new law makes it significantly easier to obtain a no-fault divorce in Virginia.

In Virginia, there are two ways to obtain a divorce: fault grounds or no-fault grounds. There are advantages and disadvantages to each. The fault grounds for divorce in Virginia are adultery, cruelty, desertion, and felony conviction and confinement in excess of one year. To qualify for a no-fault divorce in Virginia, the parties must have been separated for at least one year if there are minor children. If there are no minor children, the parties only need to be separated for six months, with a signed … Read More »


Our Locations
Fairfax Office
3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-865-4746
Arlington Office
1515 N Courthouse Rd #710
Arlington, VA 22201
703-746-9103
Leesburg Office
113 E Market St #110
Leesburg, VA 20176
571-291-3190
Manassas Office
9408 Grant Avenue #402
Manassas, VA 20110
571-208-1267
Fredericksburg Office
303 Charlotte Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-370-4140

We are still OPEN. We use email, phone and video conferencing to serve our clients remotely!

X