Virginia Family Law Coalition

The Virginia Family Law Coalition grew out of a successful collaboration by the VBA and VTLA during the 2008 Session of the General Assembly, when at the request of the Virginia chapter of AAML, the two associations teamed with others to provide critical support for repeal of a 2003 statute prohibiting the admission of meaningful evidence in child custody and visitation cases regarding parents’ mental health

Members include representatives from the VBA and VTLA Family Law Sections and other prominent Virginia legal organizations with a family law component, including the Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).  A cadre of experienced family law practitioners from across the state with a demonstrated interest in family law legislation and other family law issues, many of whom have been active in the work of the Coalition since its inception, serve as the core advisors to and spokespersons for the Coalition.

The Coalition is administered jointly by the VBA and the VTLA.