Tag Archives: Judge William G. Petty

Claimant’s burden to prove shoulder impairment (access required)

Claimant had the burden to prove that the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission erred by accepting a permanent partial disability rating and a functional capacity evaluation endorsed by her treating physician to award her a 2 percent permanent disability. Claimant did ...

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Wife properly granted future support reservation (access required)

Where the trial court granted wife a reservation to seek future spousal support, the record does not support husband’s claim that the reservation was incorrectly granted because wife’s “desertion and cruelty” was responsible for destroying the parties’ marriage. As an ...

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Retroactive child support award is mandatory (access required)

The trial court erred by not awarding retroactive child support because the applicable statute requires that child support liability be calculated from the date the proceeding commenced. Wife challenges the effective date of the court’s child support order. “[T]he trial ...

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Divorce agreement reformed to provide wife with medical benefits (access required)

Where a couple’s separation agreement provided that the husband was responsible for procuring and maintaining a specific medical coverage plan for the wife because the parties mistakenly believed that the wife would be eligible for coverage under that plan, the ...

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Wife owed higher payments after husband’s benefits increased (access required)

Where a property settlement agreement provided that the wife was entitled to one-half of the monthly disability and retirement benefits her husband was receiving, and the amount of the husband’s monthly benefit increased after the divorce became final, the wife ...

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