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Protective order is no bar to joint custody

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

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

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

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

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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