The intent of this family law treatise is not merely to present the existing Virginia "black letter law," but also to discuss the law's underlying rationale and its practical application in court. In addition, when Virginia precedent is' outdated or lacking, the family law trends in other jurisdictions will also be discussed; and on various occasions, your authors have not been shy in suggesting where Virginia family law ought to be in the future.
Peter N. Swisher et. al., Virginia Practice Series: Family Law: Theory, Practice, and Forms (West rev. ed. 2015).