The Virginia Court of Appeals handed down two recent decisions that have very interesting fact patterns that the appellate court could not directly address due to some unexpected screw ups. Continue reading
So I started re-watching some of the earlier seasons of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and noticed that some of the episodes deal with Frank’s divorce. Frank has some fun theories on what to do with his money while his divorce case is pending. Of note, he wants to either give his money away to the poor or otherwise hide it from his wife. Would he be able get away with his schemes if the show was called It’s Always Sunny in Virginia? Let’s see . . .
Can one spouse pay temporary spousal support by making withdrawals from marital accounts? Can one spouse pay for his attorney’s fees by making withdrawals from marital accounts? Can one spouse pay for his mortgage payments and household expenses from marital funds while the divorce case is pending? Wouldn’t it be unfair for the payor spouse to continue to deposit his work income into his own separate account for his sole benefit moving forward while paying for his various obligations by withdrawing funds from marital accounts that otherwise would be available to the payee spouse at the divorce trial? Continue reading
How do Virginia courts address the failure of one spouse to maintain marital property after the final separation? Can the other spouse get a credit for the loss in value? Continue reading