Civil Division

Civil Case Information

Monetary disputes involving more than $25,000 fall under the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court. Examples of civil cases may include:

  • Adoption

  • Annulment

  • Conservator & Guardian Appointment

  • Divorce

  • Encumbrance / Conveyance of Church Property

  • Name Changes

  • Partition of Real Estate

  • Will & Estate Matters

Filing a Civil Case

The filing party is responsible for ensuring all pleadings are prepared in accordance with the Code of Virginia and rules for the Virginia Supreme Court. The Circuit Court does not provide forms for use by litigants filing civil suits.

Learn more about civil filing fees.