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Tag Archives: Judge Marla Graff Decker

Changed circumstances warranted custody modification (access required)

Where the minor child’s mother extended the child’s stay in Bulgaria for months after the parties’ agreement, the court correctly decided that she could have only supervised visitation until she gave the child’s passport to the court. Background The initial ...

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Hearsay admissible at revocation sentencing (access required)

The trial court properly admitted appellant’s 2010 probation violation report during the sentencing phase of his 2018 probation revocation hearing. A relaxed standard applies for admitting hearsay during sentencing proceedings. The fact that appellant pleaded guilty to the 2010 violation ...

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Motions to strike jurors for cause correctly denied (access required)

Where appellant was convicted of malicious wounding an individual while attending the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, the trial court correctly denied motions to strike four prospective jurors for bias. The record supports the trial court’s determination that all ...

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Husband’s share of marital home correctly calculated (access required)

Where the parties’ first marital home was purchased, in part, with husband’s separate property, and proceeds from the home’s sale were used to purchase another marital home, in which improvements were made using husband’s separate property, the court correctly calculated ...

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