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Fugitive father can’t appeal custody ruling in Virginia (access required)

A father living in Spain who is a fugitive from Virginia justice forfeits his right to appeal a custody ruling involving his son. Last month, the Supreme Court of Virginia, following the lead of the Virginia Court of Appeals, adopted the “fugitive entitlement doctrine,” which holds that a party cannot unlawfully remove himself from the jurisdiction ...