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Knight v. Ottrix (P)

The circuit court had no jurisdiction to enter an order determining that a father was withholding his consent for his child to be adopted.

The child’s long-time custodians petitioned the juvenile & domestic relations court to either (1) accept the biological parents’ consent to adoption of the child, or (2) find that the parents’ consent was being withheld contrary to the child’s interest of the child. 133 more words


Brown v. Brown (P)

Even when one of the former spouses dies, the trial court retains jurisdiction to determine the rights and interests of the parties in the marital property when a final decree of divorce has been entered in a bifurcated proceeding pursuant to Code § 20-107.3(A). 185 more words


Gregory v. Martin (U)

The circuit court applied the wrong standard in finding that a mother withheld her consent contrary to the child’s best interests and in denying her motion to amend visitation. 96 more words


Parham v. Parham (U)

An ex-husband was “voluntarily underemployed” after he was terminated for cause from a position in which he earned more than $340,000 per year, then took the same position with another employer for only $162,000 per year. 42 more words


Chung v. Chung (U)

The circuit court erred in awarding spousal support to a wife. After the wife’s complaint was stricken, it became a nullity. Thus, there was no valid pleading before the court requesting such support, and the court lacked authority to award it. 13 more words


Va. Div. of Child Support Enforcement v. Curran

A party can’t appeal the amount of a civil appeal bond set by a JD&R district court to a circuit court without also appealing the JD&R court’s underlying substantive ruling. 77 more words


Ohio Courts Failing Our Children

In his September 26, 2018 Opinion in the Columbus Dispatch, Ph.D. Psychologist, Donald Hubin gives Ohio courts failing grades in handling child visitation and custody issues in separation and divorce matters.  376 more words

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