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Tag Archives: Domestic Relations

Protective order is no bar to joint custody (access required)

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Even though a father had a protective order in place against the mother, a circuit judge still was within his discretion to order joint legal custody of the divorced couple’s child, the Court of Appeals has ruled in a case ...

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Judge backs doctor in bid to keep mental records private (access required)

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A Fairfax County judge has sided with a clinical psychologist who declined to turn over a teen’s mental health records in response to a subpoena in the parents’ divorce case. The psychologist said disclosure before a custody hearing could cause ...

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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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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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