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This Article provides a practical update on recent changes in Virginia law in the family law realm, including, but not limited to, divorce, custody and visitation, adoption, child support, and equitable distribution of assets and debts. There have been significant legislative amendments regarding the divorce process with the introduction of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act as well as the removal of the corroborating witness requirement for no-fault divorce matters. This succinct synopsis outlines legislative changes as well as significant judicial decisions within the past year.
Rachel A. DeGraba*
* J.D., 2017, University of Richmond School of Law; B.A., 2014, James Madison University. Thank you to Professor Allison A. Tait and Mary Burkey Owens, Esq., for their encouragement and guidance.