VA Code Section 20-103 Interpretation

In Taylor v. Taylor, 5 Va. App. 436, 364 S.E.2d 244 (1988), the Court held that Code 20-103, which authorizes courts to award support pendente lite, allows courts to order a spouse to make support payments to the other spouse for "any time pending the suit," a period of time which we said terminated upon "the final adjudication of all of the issues properly raised in the pleadings, which would usually result in dismissal of the case from the pending docket." 5 Va. App. at 441, 364 S.E.2d at 247.