• Starting Your Own Construction Company In Virginia

      Have you considered taking your construction skills commercial and starting your very own construction company? There are many benefits to owning your own business, but there are also legal ...

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    • Important Considerations When Purchasing an Existing Business

      When purchasing an existing business it is essential to perform due diligence to acquire a full understanding of the assets and liabilities of the company that you are purchasing. It is also essential ...

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    • Obtaining Injunctive Relief Based Upon the Misappropriation or Threatened Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

      Section 8.01-620 of the Virginia Code provides that the circuit courts have jurisdiction to award injunctions. Va. Code. Ann. § 8.01-620. Although the circuit courts have such jurisdiction, they are ...

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    • Three Things To Know About 3 Day Cancellation Law For Door-To-Door Sales in Virginia

      Before you jump and accept those “limited time offers” it is important to know your rights under the federal “Cooling Off” rule and the Virginia Home Solicitation Sales Act so that you can protect ...

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    • 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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    • The MARS Rule and What Your Attorney Can Charge for Mortgage Relief Help

      If you’re an attorney engaged in mortgage assistance relief services, you need to know about what you can charge your clients and when you have to decline representation. If you’re a homeowner looking ...

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    • 5 Lessons I've Learned Post-Toxic Marriage

      I am writing this blog from a place of gratitude. I never thought that my marriage to a narcissist, whom I suspect is also on the anti-social personality spectrum, would ever lead me to a place of ...

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    • What to Know About Restraining Orders ("Protective Orders") in Virginia Divorce

      Virginia judges and magistrates have the authority to issue protective orders to ensure the health and safety of abuse survivors. The legal basis for the court’s authority to do this is found in the ...

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    • Child Custody and Parental Alienation Syndrome When Divorcing a Narcissist

      A Historical Overview of Parental Alienation Syndrome in Child Custody Battles Almost 35 years ago, a psychiatrist named Dr. Richard Gardner, developed a theory as to how a child, typically in the ...

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    • Starting Your Own Construction Company In Virginia

      Have you considered taking your construction skills commercial and starting your very own construction company? There are many benefits to owning your own business, but there are also legal ...

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    • Which Court Do I File In: The Virginia Court Tiers Explained

      When you are ready to file a case in the Virginia Court System, the first thing you need to consider is: which Court do I file in? The Virginia Court system is set up as the Small Claims Court, ...

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    • How to Handle a Zoning Violation

      If you receive a letter in the mail from your local Zoning Authority, and you are unsure what steps to take, you are not alone. Many people are surprised to find out that Zoning Authorities in ...

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    • Miss Utah on Gender and Unequal Pay: Create Education Better

      Miss Utah Hits the News If you’ve been watching the public debacle regarding the most recent Miss USA pageantry, you’ve seen a lot of Miss Utah in the news. Despite the fact that Miss USA contestant ...

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    • Exceptions to the Doctrine of Employment at Will

      If you have been following my blog (thank you!), you may know by now that Virginia is an employment at will jurisdiction. This means that your employer can fire you the moment you start working for ...

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    • Can Your Employer Fire You Without Notice or Cause?

      Because of the economic recession, finding a job can be difficult, and keeping one can be very difficult. At-Will Employment Virginia is an employment at will state. This means that your employer can ...

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    • Refusing to Lease to a Convicted Criminal May Violate Fair Housing Laws

      On April 4, 2016, the federal government, through the Housing and Urban Development (HUD), released new Fair Housing regulations for screening prospective residential tenants. The regulations ...

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    • HELP! My landlord won't fix problems in my apartment

      We’ve all been in your shoes. There is something wrong with your apartment- the sink is clogged up, the dishwasher won’t work, the toilet runs, there is mold. We’ve requested a repair and the landlord ...

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    • HELP! My landlord is trying to evict me!

      In Virginia, there are several steps that a landlord must take to evict a tenant. Below is a step by step process that the landlord must take, and how to react/contend at each step. The Lease You most ...

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    • 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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    • Free Legal Help for Virginia's Earthquake Victims

      On August 23, 2011, many Virginians felt the earth beneath them tremble during the largest earthquake ever recorded in the commonwealth. In fact, the earthquake was felt by many as far north as ...

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    • An Overview of Social Security Benefits

      The federal U.S. Social Security Administration administers the retirement and disability benefits programs for Americans. Social Security Disability Benefits Disabled workers with a sufficient work ...

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    • 5 Ways to Identify Narcissistic Neighbors and Other High-Conflict Neighbors

      Over time, as a litigation attorney who regularly deals with high-conflict situations in divorce, real estate and even, business transactions, I’ve had to learn a lot about these high-conflict people. ...

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    • Four Ways to Cancel an NVAR Contract

      Solidly written residential real estate contracts, like any other legal agreements, should contractually bind all parties to the terms set forth in them. However, there are some “escape” clauses in ...

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    • Why You Need an Attorney Buying or Selling a Home

      Rule 6 of the Virginia State Bar of Professional Guidelines governs the real estate practice and allows nonlawyers to perform real estate services. However, they are prohibited from and unqualified to ...

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