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Code of Virginia
Title 20. Domestic Relations
Chapter 5. Desertion and Nonsupport
2/20/2019

§ 20-82. Husband and wife competent as witnesses.

In every prosecution under this chapter both husband and wife shall be competent witnesses to testify against each other in all relevant matters, including the facts of such marriage, provided that neither shall be compelled to give evidence incriminating himself or herself.

Code 1919, § 1941; 1918, p. 761; 1922, p. 846.

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