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New Law: Life Insurance Can Be Spousal Support In Virginia

As of July 1st Virginia judges have the power to order a support-paying spouse to maintain an existing life insurance policy for the spouse receiving support. As reported in Virginia Lawyers Weekly, this new statute fills a gap in the law.  Previously the court had authority only to order the support-paying spouse to maintain an […]

Three C&D Partners Named in Northern Virginia Magazine’s “Top Lawyers”

Three of C&D’s partners, Maryse Allen (Family Law), Geary Rogers (Real Estate), and Heather Steele (Litigation) were featured in Northern Virginia Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” issue, which hit newsstands in December 2016.  The firm is honored to have its partners selected for this spotlight, and we look forward to continuing to serve our clients in the […]

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Owner’s Title Insurance: Why You Need It

By Geary H. Rogers At the time of settlement on the purchase of a home, every homebuyer is given the option to purchase owner’s title insurance. Owner’s title insurance insures that the purchaser has clear title to the property, free of any liens except for the buyer’s mortgage, if any.  Title insurance does not insure […]

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General Assembly Changes Law Related to “Pendente Lite” (Temporary) Support

By Krista N. Yancey, Associate Attorney The Virginia General Assembly has recently changed the law pertaining to pendente lite support orders. The amendment—which overwhelmingly passed in both the Senate and House of Delegates and will become effective July 1, 2016—provides that “[pendente lite support] shall be paid from the post-separation income of the obligor unless […]