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A step too far — Court: Dismissing dad’s custody appeal too harsh (access required)

A Richmond circuit judge should not have tossed out a father’s appeal of a child custody ruling just because the father shared a confidential psychological report with his new wife, the Court of Appeals of Virginia has ruled. The trial ...

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Appeal improperly dismissed as sanction for order violation (access required)

Where a father disclosed a sealed report to the children’s stepmother concerning a court-ordered independent psychological evaluation, the court erred by dismissing his de novo appeal of the J&RD court’s custody award to mother. Dismissal was an “unduly severe sanction” ...

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Traffic accident injuries did not arise from employment (access required)

Where the evidence showed that an employee driving to a work assignment faced no greater risk than others on the highway, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission properly concluded that his injuries and eventual death resulting from a head-on crash did ...

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Trial court properly overruled hearsay objection (access required)

The trial court correctly ruled that a witness’s statements at trial, which appellant challenged as hearsay, were admissible. The statements were not hearsay because they were not “offered for their truth.” Overview Appellant Davis was indicted for murder, conspiracy to ...

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Husband entitled to credit for support overpayments (access required)

Where the J&DR court reduced husband’s spousal support obligation but did not reference any overages or set a repayment schedule until after a hearing conducted several months later, the circuit court correctly ruled that husband’s motion for overage payments “was ...

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Amended spousal support statute applies retroactively (access required)

Where the parties’ agreement regarding the non-modifiable amount and duration of husband’s spousal support payments to wife did not exactly conform with language required by a July 1, 2018, amendment to the applicable statute, a later amendment that permitted more ...

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Court correctly calculated child support obligation (access required)

The circuit court correctly declined to subtract father’s mortgage payment from rents received when calculating his income for child support purposes. Further, the court properly refused to credit father for medical insurance payments on the children’s behalf where there was ...

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Court had jurisdiction to revoke suspended sentence (access required)

The circuit court retained jurisdiction to revoke appellant’s suspended sentence when it conditioned the suspension on appellant’s compliance with his probation terms, even though the court did not expressly make the suspension period concurrent with the probation period. Background In ...

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