In Virginia, spouses with children under the age of 18 must live separately for a full year before they can file for a no-fault divorce, even if they have a written agreement resolving all issues of property distribution, debt division, parenting, and support. Spouses without children may file for a no-fault divorce after six months of separation if they have a written agreement resolving all issues. Aside from the statutory waiting periods, the process moves at the pace necessary to ensure that both parties are satisfied that they have sufficient information to reach an agreement; that all professionals on the collaborative team have had the time to walk the parties through their various options and the potential consequences; and that both parties are comfortable with the solutions chosen to each issue. In short, the parties are the driving force behind the number of legal meetings, coaching sessions, child specialist sessions, and financial meetings necessary to work out the details of an agreement.