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Staying on the right side of a support award (access required)

How does an ex-wife stay on the right side of a $6,000 monthly spousal support award? By carefully managing her relationship with her boyfriend, as spelled out in a new decision from the Court of Appeals. Like many ex-spouses, David ...

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Mother’s Rights Terminated for Alcohol Abuse (access required)

The Court of Appeals summarily affirms termination of mother’s rights to her three children under Va. Code §§ 16.1-283(B) and 16.1-283(C)(2); although mother addressed her addiction to PCP, her continuing addiction to alcohol supports terminating her rights. After a long ...

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Wife’s Partnership Interest is ED Award (access required)

Over husband’s objection, a Fauquier County Circuit Court can direct wife to satisfy an equitable distribution award by transferring to husband a 24 ½ percent interest in the family business, governed by the parties’ limited partnership agreement. Husband and wife ...

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Agency Considered Sons’ Relative Placement (access required)

The county department of family services made a sufficient effort to investigate relative placement for appellant’s two sons when it considered mother’s sister and the children’s paternal grandfather and maternal grandmother, and the Court of Appeals affirms termination of the ...

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