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Bill would change law on ?shared custody? (access required)

The number of visitation days a parent must have in order to reduce child support payments for “shared custody” would change under legislation introduced last week in the General Assembly. Presently, if a noncustodial parent has the child with him ...

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J&DR courts mark 100 (access required)

Richmond and Fredericksburg are not the only juvenile court systems that have something to celebrate this year. Many juvenile courts in the commonwealth will be celebrating the centennial of the juvenile court system in America. The Richmond Juvenile & Domestic ...

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Comp cases show limits (access required)

Both a florist who is allergic to flowers and a convenience-store clerk who suffered from chilblains can recover under Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation Act, the Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled in separate cases. The common denominator in the cases? In ...

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Ethics opinions for judges proposed (access required)

Virginia judges would have a new source for ethical advice under a proposal sent last week to all Virginia judges by the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission. The commission, the disciplinary body for Virginia judges, has recommended that the Supreme ...

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High court postpones UPL 183 (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has entered an order delaying the effective date of UPL 183 from Jan. 1, 1999, to July 1, 1999. The controversial opinion, which provides that the handling of a real estate closing is the unauthorized ...

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