Equal means equal led to the termination of Alimony in Virginia – Last week, Virginia’s Supreme Court overruled two previous lower court rulings, and determined that a same-sex relationship analogous to marriage was grounds for termination of support (Luttrell v. Cucco, Record No. 150770). The Supreme Court determined that interpreting the law to mean that “two identically-situated individuals with identical spousal awards would receive opposite treatment if one cohabits in a same-sex relationship and the other cohabits in an opposite-sex relationship” would be an untenable result.
The couple was married in 1992, separated and filed for divorce in 2007. As …read more
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