Blog Posts in January, 2012

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  • 3 Common Exceptions to the Employment at Will Doctrine
    3 Common Exceptions to the Employment at Will Doctrine

    In most states, your employer can terminate you without (much) notice and without cause, in most cases, according to the employment at will doctrine. This common law doctrine allows employers and ...

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  • Making Home Affordable HARP Program
    Making Home Affordable HARP Program

    In my previous blog titled, “President Obama’s Making Home Affordable Program,” I mentioned I would cover the federal home ownership programs available to struggling homeowners on an individual basis. ...

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  • The Virginia Payday Loan Act May Help Payday Loan Borrowers
    The Virginia Payday Loan Act May Help Payday Loan Borrowers

    Payday loan companies may help provide necessary cash to desperate consumers facing emergencies, but they may do more harm than good. Payday loans are short-term loans made by payday lenders that ...

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  • President Obama's Making Home Affordable Program
    President Obama's Making Home Affordable Program

    If you are having trouble making your mortgage payments, are in the midst of foreclosure proceedings or are very close to defaulting on your home loan, you may be a perfect candidate for the Making ...

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  • Can You Stop Your Divorce?
    Can You Stop Your Divorce?

    During the initial grieving process and typically while you are still in shock, your first instinct may be to try to stop your divorce. Typically, only one spouse pushes for divorce while the other ...

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  • Landlords Can Increase Rent With Notice
    Landlords Can Increase Rent With Notice

    As a Virginia landlord, you can raise your tenants’ rent by providing notice and an opportunity to terminate the lease agreement before the rent increase becomes effective. You may not raise your ...

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