ALIMONY – LOCAL GUIDELINES – SLAVISH ADHERENCE. A circuit judge who carefully went through all the listed factors in Code §20-107.1 and made findings of Record on each one – but then told counsel to go work the local guideline formula for spousal support — erred, the Court of Appeals says in its unpublished opinion in Coleman v. Coleman, 26 VLW 725 (11/22/11). The appellate court does carefully state that even though these findings were delivered orally from the bench, the transcript of the hearing satisfies the requirement for written findings. The problem is, the Court of Appeals explains, that the Record does show that the trial judge considered each of the factors under Subsection (E), but after doing that did not “fix the amount,” but instead applied a published local formula, and thus the statute was not satisfied because Subsection (F) was violated. Such finding and “fixing” as the trial actually did took the form of saying, “The Henrico County pendente lite spousal support guidelines shall be applied in order to determine the amount of spousal support.” That just won’t do it, the appellate Court emphasizes.