View Full Version : cost of divorce while in va prison

11-21-2003, 08:02 AM
hi virginia pto members,
does anyone know how much it would cost my girlfriend to get a divorce while she is still in prison? she has been officially separated of over 12 years and in prison for 6 and 1/2 of those years. her husband is willing, but short of cash. she only makes about $80 a month so money is a big issue. i would help out, but i recently paid for my own divorce and i have to pay for alot of other bills right now. if anyone has any advice, then i would sure appreciate the help.
thanks and i have also posted this to the prison weddings site.


11-23-2003, 04:06 PM
Have you contacted legal aid. Maybe they could help or tell you where to go for help.

11-23-2003, 04:48 PM
thank you. i had not even thought of that. i will try them this week.

11-23-2003, 05:19 PM
I believe if it's uncontested and she can file the papers herself and you may be able to pick them up at the government building or the prison may even have the forms. However, she may have to pay the court/filing costs and a fee to restore her name. It should run under $100 dollars if she claims a certain income status.

I know that she can do this inexpensively.