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Family Law

HB1692: Hurts Unrepresented Parties in Family Law Cases

 HB1692 (Collins) would make family law litigation more difficult for those without an attorney

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Simply put, there are not
Child & Family 2017 GA Update

Child & Family 2017 GA Update

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VPLC has been working on two bills, HB1786 and SB1086, which relate to substance-exposed newborns. The bills modify Virginia Code
Support Bills That Will Help Keep Vulnerable Children In School

Support Bills That Will Help Keep Vulnerable Children In School

Long-term suspensions are harmful to children.  Students excluded from school are more likely to experience academic and social deficits, drop … Read more

2017 Child Welfare and Family Law Bills

2017 Child Welfare and Family Law Bills

This session, the main priority is a pair of bills, HB1786, and SB1086, relating to substance-exposed newborns. The bills modify … Read more

VPLC supports HB 1344 to make it easier on children presenting evidence in court

VPLC supports HB 1344 to make it easier on children presenting evidence in court

Sometimes it can be very difficult for children to testify in court.  For example, a child was willing to testify … Read more

New Standards needed for Parent's Attorneys

New Standards needed for Parent’s Attorneys

Parents have a long-recognized constitutional right to raise their children as they see fit, without governmental interference.  The U.S. Supreme … Read more

Christie Marra is not a Crusader

Christie Marra is not a Crusader

By Caroline Kettlewell, University of Richmond School of Law Alumni Magazine

Before her first client, before her Richmond Law degree, … Read more

Christie Marra Winner of 2014 Virginia State Bar Legal Aid Award

Christie Marra Winner of 2014 Virginia State Bar Legal Aid Award

Christie Marra, VPLC’s Family and Housing Law attorney, is the winner of the 2014 Virginia State Bar Legal Aid Award. … Read more

McDonnell Criticized for Veto of Virginia Abused-Child Schooling Bill

By David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has found himself on the opposite side of advocacy groups spanning the political spectrum … Read more

VPLC Disappointed in Veto of SB 217

 

The Virginia Poverty Law Center and Voices for Virginia’s Children are deeply disappointed that Governor McDonnell has vetoed SB … Read more

Child Welfare and Housing Access Summit on June 12

Please join the Virginia Poverty Law Center, Voices for Virginia’s Children and FACES of Virginia Families for a day of … Read more

Family Law

Family Law

Christie Marra
T (804) 782-9430 ext. 16
F (804) 649-0974
E christie@vplc.org

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