Spousal support and “manifest injustice” exception: newsworthy divorce appeals

The Decision: In Giraldi v. Giraldi the Virginia Court of Appeals reversed a reservation of spousal support awarded to an adulterous spouse. The decision rested primarily upon the absence of facts sufficient to prove “manifest injustice” by “clear and convincing evidence”. The Law: The decision whether to award spousal support is usually left to the discretion of the … Read more