The national trend is toward eliminating fault as a factor in many aspects of divorce, and in some states it plays virtually no role at all. However, Virginia is among those few remaining states where fault is potentially involved in every aspect of a divorce case.
Donald K. Butler & Marilyn D. Russell,
Casting Stones: The Role of Fault in Virginia Divorce Proceedings,
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