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Code of Virginia
Title 55. Property and Conveyances
Chapter 5. Fraudulent and Voluntary Conveyances, Bulk and Conditional Sales, Etc.; Writings Necessary to Be Recorded
7/26/2017

§ 55-82.1. Creditor's suits; attorney fees.

In any suit brought by a creditor pursuant to § 55-80, 55-81, or 55-82 where a (i) gift; (ii) deed; (iii) conveyance, assignment, or transfer of or charge upon the estate of a debtor; (iv) suit commenced or decree, judgment, or execution suffered or obtained; or (v) bond or other writing is declared void, the court shall award counsel for the creditor reasonable attorney fees against the debtor. Upon a finding of fraudulent conveyance pursuant to § 55-80, the court may assess sanctions, including such attorney fees, against all parties over which it has jurisdiction who, with the intent to defraud and having knowledge of the judgment, participated in the conveyance. Should there be a resulting judicial sale, any award of attorney fees shall be paid out of the proceeds of the sale, as other costs are paid, provided the award of attorney fees does not affect a prior lien creditor not represented by the attorney.

2009, c. 593; 2012, c. 810.

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