Divorce; equitable distribution. (SB859)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Divorce; equitable distribution. Provides that unless good cause is shown that there should not be an interim distribution, the court may, upon request of either party, at any time after a request for equitable distribution has been made and prior to the final judgment of equitable distribution, enter an order providing for a partial division of marital property or a distributive award. Any such order entered shall be taken into consideration at trial and proper credit given towards the final distribution of marital property. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09
12/29/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 083080228
12/29/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/28/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Read second time
02/02/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/02/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/02/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB859E
02/02/2009Printed as engrossed 083080228-E
02/03/2009Passed by for the day
02/04/2009Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Passed by for the day
02/05/2009Defeated by Senate (18-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 14 minutes.