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Path to getting court to seal record not always clear

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By Erik Baines Statutes and the common law govern the court’s authority to seal (or sequester) its re­cord. See generally Shenandoah Pub. House, Inc. v. Fanning, 235 Va. 25 (1988). The common law has long-recognized a public right to access ...

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Third-party custody and visitation present challenges

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By Melissa VanZile Third-party custody and visita­tion are among the more chal­lenging custody issues for family law practitioners and courts, as they involve people who may not be a child’s parent but a per­son who has usually played an ac­tive role ...

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Awards Reversed for GI Bill, Military Pension Benefits (access required)

Although husband claimed he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and was hospitalized for depression shortly after failing to appear for a divorce trial, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in refusing to reopen the case on husband’s motion ...

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