Family Law

Allison Anna Tait *

Another year of family law activity in Virginia brought both new legislation, which will likely have long-term impacts, as well as a new set of judicial opinions that will bring changes to the Virginia rules. The terrain covered in the legislation and opinions varies, but it includes certain fixtures such as marriage and divorce requirements, equitable distribution, spousal and child support, and child custody. This brief overview addresses all these areas, beginning with the legislative changes and then moving to the courts.

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* Assistant Professor, University of Richmond School of Law. Thanks to the University of Richmond Law Review and Brian Melnyk for inviting me to write this overview and to the staff for their excellent editorial work.