Who needs a Report of divorce or annulment?
This form is used when the individual decides to file for divorce with his/her partner. This form is a starting point of a divorce process. It’s filled out by the party who decided to divorce or by the attorney of this party.
What is the purpose of the Report of divorce or annulment?
This form contains personal information about the party which files the divorce including name, date of birth, information about previous marriages and children, etc. This data is used for statistical purposes by the state of Virginia.
What documents must accompany the Report of divorce?
The form VS-4 is filed together with the Complaint for Divorce. After this, the Final Order of Divorce is issued.
How long does it take to fill the report out?
The estimated time to complete the form is 15 minutes. When filed with the court, the report is forwarded to the State Registrar by the 10th day of the month following the date the Final Order of Divorce is granted.The form is completed when the spouse decides to divorce or annul the marriage.
What information should be provided in the Report for divorce?
The person who fills out the report (petitioner) should add the following details:
Full names of the parties
Places and dates of birth
Number of marriages
Place and date of marriage
Date of separation
Information about the initiating the divorce process
Legal grounds or cause of the divorce
Signature of the petitioner
What do I do with the form after its completion?
The signed and completed report is filed with the court clerk. The information is then transferred to the Department of Health, Division of Vital Records in Richmond.