Month: December 2022


Maryse C. Allen and Thomas D. Duling named to Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2022 Top Lawyers

According to Northern Virginia Magazine, in order to compile the Top Lawyers listing, “we sent surveys to Northern Virginia and DC lawyers asking them to recommend other lawyers to whom they would refer friends and family. Those on the listing received the most nominations. “ Maryse C. Allen received her recognition for her family law […]

Thought Your Divorce Was Over? Former Spouse Finds Out Years Later That She Will Not Get Survivor Benefits When Ex-Husband Violates Order and Fails to Designate her as Beneficiary!

On December 6, 2022, the Virginia Court of Appeals released a published opinion in Virginia Retirement System v. Shelton, Record No. 0434-22-2 (12/6/2022).  In that case, the husband and wife divorced in 1997, and the wife was awarded a portion of the husband’s Virginia Retirement System(VRS) retirement.  The husband was also ordered to name the […]