Fadness v. Fadness (Va. Ct. App., Record No. 0231-08-4, November 4, 2008) is a model for excessive attorney fees and lack of substance. The divorcing husband and wife filed a 66-paged table of contents and more than 6000 pages of appendix, but failed to connect any document or meaningful legal argument to a reason for overruling the trial court.
its war, and continues unfortunately to have its war, of the Fadness’s.
the blame on the other spouse."
“Appellate courts are not unlit rooms where attorneys may wander blindly about, hoping to stumble upon a reversible error.”
This is a toxic mix of ineffective advocacy and blind emotional fury. The message is clear: If parties do not establish reversible error, the Court of Appeals will not find it for them.