2010 Regular Session


File Code: Family Law
Sponsored By:
Senator Zirkin
Family Law - Grounds for Divorce - Separation


Altering the grounds for absolute divorce by authorizing a court to decree an absolute divorce on the grounds of separation if either party has filed an application for divorce, 12 months have passed since the filing, and there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation; and repealing the 2-year separation when the parties have lived separate and apart without interruption as grounds for absolute divorce.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 2/24 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans`; etc.
Divorce -see also- Annulment
Family Law -see also- Adoption; Annulment; Divorce; etc

Bill affects the following Statute:

Family Law
( 7-103 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered