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New film takes aim at family law practice (access required)

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Editor’s Note: “Marriage is an institution. Divorce is big business.” That’s the tag line for “Divorce Corp.,” a new documentary on why troubled spouses should avoid divorce lawyers. If you’re a Virginia family law practitioner, you may not have seen ...

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Marriage 101 for family lawyers (access required)

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Those of us who have been in the trenches of family law practice for decades have lots of experience with bad marriages.  We each probably know more gruesome details about marriage breakups than we care to remember.  Nagging.  Laziness.  Sloppiness.  ...

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Husband to Pay Wife’s $50K Attorney’s Fees (access required)

A couple who is divorcing after a “tumultuous” 21-year marriage will split their marital property 60-40 in favor of wife, and wife receives no current spousal support, but a 10-year reservation of a right to support; the Charlottesville Circuit Court ...

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Mom’s Rights Terminated After Toddler’s Fatal Injury (access required)

The Court of Appeals summarily affirms termination of a mother’s parental rights to her three surviving children, in the wake of her 22-month-old daughter’s death from a skull fracture and subdural hematoma, which the medical examiner said resulted from blunt ...

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Posthumous QDRO Gives Benefits to Children (access required)

A divorce court erred in refusing to enter a Qualified Domestic Relations Order after husband’s death to implement a provision in the parties’ final divorce decree stating husband would make their two children co-beneficiaries on his ERISA-governed Salaried Savings Plan; ...

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