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The impact of COVID-19: Family law (access required)

The novel coronavirus was declared a worldwide pandemic on March 11. Since then restaurants have closed, schools have shut down and millions of Americans are now working from home, if they’re lucky enough to be working at all. Work has ...

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Experts properly testified in parental right case (access required)

Where two experts in this parental rights termination case offered opinion testimony, appellant cannot attack the testimony on the basis that they used “unreliable, unscientific, and outmoded testing methods.” Further, there was clear and convincing evidence to support the circuit ...

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Increased income did not warrant support modification (access required)

Where the trial court denied husband’s motion for reduced spousal support because wife acquired a job, the trial court properly determined that this was not a material change in circumstances that warranted modifying husband’s support obligation. But the trial court’s ...

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Sworn oral agreement enforceable as court order (access required)

Where the parties swore in open court that their agreement, as recited by counsel, was “full,” “final” and “total,” the court will treat the proposed order, which tracks the hearing transcript, as a final, enforceable order once it is entered. ...

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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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