These were exactly the type of issues I was trying to learn in my inquiry, my exploration of the possibility of legally establishing residency in VA while DH and Youngest stayed in PA. I know that I can legally establish VA residency, and in fact we are heading there when Youngest graduates, but would it be enough to accomplish my goal of getting Youngest eligible for VA residency in the eyes of a VA state school.I did lay out the requirements for you. You even thanked me for the info.Instead of a thread exploring this out of the box approach, it became a thread of my defending myself from slams re something I had never said nor had any intention of doing, all because of assumptions rather than asking for clarification.Please point to one post I made on the thread that slammed you. Your lack of followup will indicate that I didn't say anything of such a nature.my post in no way stated that I would not be living there as a true resident. Perhaps I should not assume that those on TMF are capable of a middle school level reading comprehension. "I would commute back and forth to PA and probably not get a job beyond continuing to work on our place." One can speculate from the above statement that you were going to spend a significant amount of time at your current home, not VA.