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Closing costs from house sale not defined as joint debt (access required)

Where the parties’ agreements did not designate how closing costs from the sale of marital assets should be treated, the court did not err in allocating closing costs. Background Prior to marriage, the parties entered into a premarital agreement. Among ...

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Termination of parental rights was in child’s best interests (access required)

The circuit court did not err in concluding that the entirety of the record, which included evidence and testimony that the father failed to comply with the Department of Social Services’ requirements and his own deficiencies, supported terminating his parental ...

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Failure to challenge all reasons for termination of parental rights leads to affirmance (access required)

At the conclusion of all the evidence, the circuit court held the mother’s parental rights should be terminated pursuant to several provisions of the Virginia Code. On appeal, the mother challenged some, but not all, of the reasons why the ...

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CAV: After custody switch, new child support order replaced old (access required)

After he was granted sole legal and physical custody of his child, an order granting a father’s petition for child support effectively terminated a previous order setting forth the father’s child support obligations. The old order had been entered when ...

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