The General Assembly did not take any action regarding the Family Court issue in 1997. In 1996, funding for the family court was delayed until June 1, 1998, subject to state funds being "sufficient to provide adequate resources ... for the court to carry out the purposes of [Virginia Code section 20-96] and to fulfill its mission to serve children and families of the Commonwealth."
Deanna D. Cook & Player B. Michelsen,
Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Domestic Relations,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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