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Domestic Relations – Attorney’s Lien – Former Marital Property (access required)

Although husband’s divorce lawyer filed a notice of attorney’s lien on jointly held marital real estate prior to entry of the final divorce decree, the lien could not attach before the property was conveyed to wife’s sole ownership, and a Fairfax Circuit Court sustains wife’s demurrer to the lawyer’s suit to enforce the lien. Under Virginia ...