Divorce Court Virginia Lawyers Arlington Minor Children Code 20-61

Divorce Court Virginia Lawyers Arlington Minor Children Code 20-61

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Smith v. Smith

Facts:

Appellant wife sought review of a decision of the Court of Appeals of Virginia, which overturned a ruling that held that an agreement that indemnified and reimbursed appellee husband for his child support payments was not enforceable.  As part of the parties’ divorce decree, they executed an agreement that provided that in exchange for the husband relinquishing his equity in the marital home, the wife agreed not to seek child support. If the wife did petition a court for child support, then she agreed to reimburse the husband for the amount he owed. The reviewing court found that the agreement was unenforceable. Both parents owe a duty of support to their minor children. Va. Code Ann. § 20-61. A divorce court retains continuing jurisdiction to change or modify its decree relating to the maintenance and support of minor children. Va. Code Ann. § 20-108.

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Divorce Court Virginia Lawyers Arlington Minor Children Code 20-61
Divorce Court Virginia Lawyers Arlington Minor Children Code 20-61

Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • Both parents owe a duty of support to their minor children. Va. Code Ann. § 20-61. A divorce court retains continuing jurisdiction to change or modify its decree relating to the maintenance and support of minor children. Va. Code Ann. § 20-108. Consequently, parents cannot contract away their children’s rights to support nor can a court be precluded by agreement from exercising its power to decree child support.

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Arlington Court House Detail:

Arlington Circuit Court

1425 North Courthouse Road,
Arlington, VA 22201.

Arlington General District Court

1425 North Courthouse Road,
Suite 2400, Second Floor,
Arlington, VA 22201.

Arlington Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

P. O. Box 925,
1425 North Courthouse Rd, Ste 4100,
Arlington County Justice Center,
Arlington, VA 22216.

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Disclaimer:

These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.