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Tag Archives: Virginia Court of Appeals

Portions of custody agreement vacated (access required)

Although the circuit court incorrectly vacated some portions of the parties’ custody settlement agreement, it had the authority to vacate provisions regarding parenting decisions and to “give mother decision-making authority over most issues.” Background The parties, who had two children, ...

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Evidence did not support reckless driving conviction (access required)

Where the commonwealth’s evidence showed that appellant hit a motorcycle, the fact of the collision, without more, was insufficient to sustain a reckless driving conviction. A “conviction for reckless driving requires a mens rea of a knowing disregard of a ...

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Spousal support correctly determined on remand (access required)

The circuit court, on remand, properly considered all the statutory factors when determining the amount and duration of wife’s spousal support award. Further, the court correctly rejected wife’s motion to use an alternative valuation date for a certain bank account ...

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Driver who failed to see motorcyclist not ‘reckless’ (access required)

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A Virginia Court of Appeals panel majority says a driver could not be guilty of reckless driving when the evidence showed only that he failed to see a stopped motorcyclist in time to avoid a fatal collision. The court overturned ...

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