In some ways, divorce in Virginia is more of an art than a science. The spouses must work out a division of assets that is fair and satisfactory to both sides, or the judge will do it for them.
But one common aspect of divorce is subject to a carefully developed formula. In many cases, the divorcing couple has children together. Depending on their individual circumstances, one parent may receive sole or majority child custody, and will seek child support from the other parent.