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Contempt order against wife for failure to pay is affirmed (access required)

Where a wife asserted multiple challenges to the trial court’s order holding her in contempt for failure to make payments to her former husband, the circuit court possessed the jurisdiction to enforce its final order and issue further orders and ...

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No-fault divorce statute applied to same-sex couples (access required)

Virginia Code §20-91(A)(9)(a), which allows a husband and wife to obtain a divorce if they live separate and apart without cohabitation and without interruption for one year, applies equally to same-sex married couples. In this case, a same-sex married couple ...

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Failure to raise mootness argument dooms custody challenge (access required)

Although a guardian ad litem challenged the lower court’s dismissal of a case involving protective orders for three minor children before he could present evidence affecting the father’s attempts to gain custody, he did not raise the issue of mootness ...

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Failure to raise mootness dooms custody ruling challenge (access required)

Although a guardian ad litem challenged the lower court’s dismissal of a case involving protective orders for three minor children before he could present evidence affecting the father’s attempts to gain custody, he did not raise the issue of mootness ...

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Child support includes veterans’ disability benefits (access required)

The court reaffirmed a prior decision holding veterans’ disability benefits are included in calculating child support. A 2017 decision from the United States Supreme Court, the court held, did not affect this holding because that decision did not involve the ...

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Husband’s loss in income justified modification of support (access required)

Where the original amount of child and spousal support agreed to by the parties and included in the divorce decree exceeded the husband’s current total income, and there was no finding that the husband was voluntarily underemployed, the change in ...

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