Virginia Divorces: The Need for Specificity in Settlement Agreements

Quinn v. Irons, Record No. 0851-14-4 (Va. Ct. Appeals 2014) is a case that never should have existed but for a perfect storm of misunderstanding.  In that case, the parties entered into a marital settlement agreement, while represented by legal counsel, at the end of an arbitration.  The marital settlement agreement included a section entitled “College Savings Accounts,” which provided: Continue reading