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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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Open account requires lien for each delivery (access required)

The time limit for filing a mechanic’s lien under an open account agreement begins to run with each delivery to a construction site, a Loudoun County Circuit judge has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. The supplier in ...

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Mom plans move, but loses kids (access required)

Mothers in two recent cases lost custody of their children because they planned to move overseas. In one case, the mother abandoned her plans to move to Egypt once she realized that she would lose custody. But the die was ...

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Man paying rent to ex-wife can't deduct maintenance (access required)

A husband who must pay his ex-wife rent for remaining in the marital home can only deduct his mortgage and tax expenses from his rent payments, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The appellate panel reversed an Arlington County ...

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Out-of-state lawsuit tolls statute of limitations (access required)

A personal-injury lawsuit originally filed in Texas tolls the Virginia statute of limitations, a federal judge in Roanoke has ruled in a case of first impression. Courts across the country have split on the issue of whether a case filed ...

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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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Resist the temptation to litigate support (access required)

After custody, spousal support is the most troublesome issue a family lawyer faces. Sparring spouses sometimes use support as a weapon. “People focus on it as their retribution,” said attorney James R. Cottrell of Alexandria. He spoke at a family ...

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