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Daily Archives: June 7, 2010

Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Tax Burden – Judicial Notice (access required)

A divorce court did not err in declining to take judicial notice of federal income tax tables and state income tax rates in estimating wife’s income tax liability when setting her spousal support at $4,000 per month, instead of the ...

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Domestic Relations – Military Retirement Pay – Incarcerated Husband – GAL (access required)

Although an incarcerated husband claims deficiencies in notice to him and problems with the guardian ad litem who represented him should allow him to overturn a court order requiring him to pay wife $13,000 in arrears for her share of ...

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Domestic Relations – Incarcerated Dad – Visitation (access required)

The Court of Appeals says the trial court did not err in denying transportation for an incarcerated father who was challenging wife’s exercise of her discretion to deny visitation while he was incarcerated; the trial court’s determination that the father’s ...

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Rehearing Granted (access required)

On June 1, 2010, the Virginia Court of Appeals granted rehearing en banc in Smith v. Commonwealth (VLW 010-7-150 (UP)), Record No. 0364-09-1. The court vacates the original panel opinion of April 27, which held that a defendant who admits ...

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Court approves funding for replacement judges

The Supreme Court of Virginia will set aside $432,000 to pay for judges to fill vacancies created by state budget cuts. Beginning July 1, state officials will provide this funding to Virginia’s 18 district and circuit court systems affected by ...

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Condemnation case settles for $36 million

An unusual claim to land ownership will not face a challenge in Alexandria Circuit Court, reports the Alexandria Sanitation Authority. The utility has agreed to pay $36 million to a company formed by real estate developer Charles Hooff and Alexandria ...

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Demanding Diversity (access required)

The word “diversity” appears on the home page of major Virginia law firms’ websites. Business needs may be driving that emphasis, as much as moral imperatives. The large corporations that provide the bulk of the work for large firms are ...

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