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  • Avoiding Baby Mama or Papa Drama by Allowing Visitation
    Avoiding Baby Mama or Papa Drama by Allowing Visitation

    We receive at least one or two calls every month from distressed mothers and fathers dealing with their ex-significant others. Typically, the caller asks the following question, “Do I have to allow ...

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  • Is January the Busiest Month for Divorce Attorneys?
    Is January the Busiest Month for Divorce Attorneys?

    Attorneys who practice family law may refer to January as “divorce month.” Based on my experience, more people decide to divorce in January than any other month during the year. Divorcing during the ...

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  • How Long Do Creditors Have to Collect Debts in Virginia?
    How Long Do Creditors Have to Collect Debts in Virginia?

    Known as the statute of limitations, each state has specific statutes setting the time limits in which people can sue you. In Virginia, you may have an affirmative defense against paying a debt if a ...

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  • Holdover Tenancies and Unlawful Detainers in Virginia
    Holdover Tenancies and Unlawful Detainers in Virginia

    A “holdover tenant” is one who remains beyond the original lease agreement without obtaining consent from his/her landlord. Even if you’re paying rent to your landlord, your landlord may be able to ...

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  • What You Need to Know About IRS Tax Liens
    What You Need to Know About IRS Tax Liens

    According to the Internal Revenue Code, known as the Tax Code or “IRC,” you may have some legal rights before the IRS attempts to lien your property, during the tax lien process and afterwards. What ...

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  • Failure to Pay Rent When Due: 5-Day Pay or Quit Notice
    Failure to Pay Rent When Due: 5-Day Pay or Quit Notice

    Chances are, if you own a rental property, you’ll have to hire an attorney to help you evict a tenant who doesn’t pay rent or pays rent late. Most likely, you’ll charge your tenant a late fee for ...

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