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Fairfax bar drafts order for payroll withholding (access required)

Fairfax lawyers and judges have created a model order for payroll withholding that helps family lawyers take advantage of a new law on child support. Virginia Code § 20-79.2 now requires a court to include in all child-support orders “a ...

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Fairfax's model payroll withholding order (access required)

The model payroll-withholding order on this page was created by the Fairfax Bar Association’s Family Law Section in cooperation with Fairfax circuit judges. The order may be used with the entry of any initial child-support order under Virginia Code § ...

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VBA, H'burg/Rockingham bar win ABA awards for pro bono (access required)

Two Virginia bar groups–the Virginia Bar Association and the Harrisonburg/Rockingham Bar Association–have won the ABA’s highest award for pro bono programs. This year appears to be the first time that bar groups from the same state have won Harrison Tweed ...

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Loudoun judge borrows support guidelines (access required)

Loudoun County does not have local spousal-support guidelines, so when Judge James H. Chamblin Jr. recently addressed the issue, he borrowed from a neighbor, Fairfax County. After a hearing on pendente lite support, Chamblin wrote that he would defer to ...

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Landlord gets cleanup costs in bankruptcy (access required)

A landlord sitting on storage tanks can get a bankruptcy trustee to pay environmental cleanup costs even when the trustee abandons the lease, a Norfolk Bankruptcy judge has ruled. The case offers guidance on how creditors can avoid being left ...

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Spousal guidelines voted down in Charlottesville (access required)

While judges and practitioners continue to wrestle with pendente lite spousal-support guidelines in some regions, an ad hoc committee reviewing the idea in Charlottesville has completed its work. The committee of nine lawyers decided against adopting guidelines by a 5-4 ...

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Elder Law: Put clients' pianos, dolls, medals in a "tangibles list" (access required)

Under a new Virginia statute, a person can give away tangibles, such as doll collections and tool kits, with a list that can be created or changed even after the will is executed. Section 64.1-45.1 offers a way to transfer ...

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News in Brief for Aug. 14, 1995 (access required)

DUI appeal will stay with Court of Appeals The Virginia Supreme Court has rejected a request from Attorney General James S. Gilmore III to let him bypass the Court of Appeals in the first appeal of the DUI double jeopardy ...

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The Legal Marketplace: Back to the future (access required)

Fairfax firm revives name, practice In the 1980s, merger was the order of the day for law firms in Northern Virginia. Many of the major firms in the area were absorbed by large firms from Richmond, Baltimore or Washington, D.C. ...

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NOVA Law–Fairfax lawyer practices p.i. law en espa¤ol (access required)

FALLS CHURCH–Attorney Joel Atlas Skirble can thank his penchant for skiing for changing his professional life. By 1972, Skirble had worked as a legal services lawyer and then in his own private criminal defense practice in Washington, D.C. Then he ...

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