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Code of Virginia
Title 20. Domestic Relations
Chapter 6. Divorce, Affirmation and Annulment

§ 20-105. Permissible form for orders of publication.

Any orders of publication under the provisions of § 20-104 may be substantially in the form following:

Virginia: In the _______________ Court of _______________,

__________, 20_____

(Here set forth Style of Cause)

The object of this suit is to obtain (an annulment of marriage) (a divorce from bed and board) (a divorce from the bond of matrimony) from the defendant on the ground of _______________,

(here set forth grounds)


(here set forth other relief prayed for, if any)


(here set forth the styles and objects of the suits for divorce or annulment combined)

It appearing from an affidavit (that the defendant(s) is not a resident (are not residents) of this Commonwealth,) (or) (that diligence has been used by or on behalf of plaintiff(s) to ascertain in what county or city the defendant(s) is (are), without effect,) it is ordered that the defendant appear before this court (within ten days after due publication of this notice) (before _______________, 20_____) and protect (his) (her) (their) interests herein.

An Extract-Teste:

_______________ p.q.

______________________________ (Clerk)

1946, p. 272; Michie Suppl. 1946, § 5108a; 1974, c. 581.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.