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Recent legislative changes on spousal support law

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By Anne L. Roddy There are three important takeaway points for domestic relations lawyers from recent legislation – two bills from the 2018 General Assembly session and one from Congress: If you want spousal support to be non-modifiable, state that affirmatively in your agreements. Effective ...

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Assembly to fund all authorized judgeships (access required)

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After a decade of intentionally unfunded Virginia judgeships, the state will have money to fill all authorized bench seats by July of next year. The General Assembly has agreed to a budget that would fund all 435 trial court judgeships ...

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Governor signs bill raising felony theft threshold

(AP) Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation that will soften the penalties for people caught stealing smaller-dollar items. The Democratic governor announced April 4 that he’d approved a bill that raises the state’s felony theft threshold from $200 to $500. ...

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Change in support possible at retirement (access required)

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A divorced spouse paying support to an ex should have a better chance for a retirement age adjustment under a proposal advanced by the Virginia Family Law Coalition and approved by the General Assembly this year. The idea now awaits ...

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Pols point fingers as judgeships go unfilled (access required)

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Democratic politicians say the sole GOP state legislator from Fairfax County tossed a monkey wrench into the judicial selection process this month, using his majority-party power to block election of new judges for badly needed seats on the county’s juvenile ...

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General Assembly wraps 2018 regular session (access required)

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The 2018 Virginia General Assembly regular session ended March 10 with two major issues still unresolved. No compromise was reached on Medicaid expansion and, as a result, no state budget was passed. Now, the GA will reconvene at the governor’s ...

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Assembly picks 16 judges before departing (access required)

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Legislators selected 16 new Virginia trial court judges March 9 before adjourning the next day to await a special session that could produce funding for additional judicial seats. The General Assembly elected five circuit judges, five general district judges and ...

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