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Alleged abuse of daughters not grounds for cruelty (access required)

Where wife has counterclaimed for a divorce on grounds of cruelty, her allegations that husband sexually abused the parties’ daughters when they were minors, and the effect this had on wife, “do not constitute cruelty for purposes of divorce under Virginia law.” The court sustains husband’s demurrer to the counterclaim. Overview Husband and wife had three children. All ...