• 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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    • Custody Laws in Virginia: Relocating to Another State

      One of our previous blogs describes the procedure required for parents relocating to another state. To summarize, the relocating parent must inform all other parties and the court of their intention ...

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    • Relocating to Another State & Custody Laws in Virginia (Part 1 of 2)

      When parents are separated but share custody , they must work together to facilitate the custodial transfer of their children. This process can become more challenging if the primary custodial parent ...

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    • Can Reunification Therapy Help Children Suffering from Parental Alienation?

      When one parent deliberately alienates a child from another parent, the resulting harm can be profound. Children suffering from parental alienation risk growing up to be troubled adults with an ...

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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 Tips About Discovery in Virginia Family Law Cases

      When you are involved in a contested divorce or custody battle, you will likely need to find out about the other party’s finances, living accommodations, employment, and other essential facts. That is ...

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    • Narcissistic Personality Disorder in High-Conflict Divorces

      There are some personality disorders that seem to be the root cause for our firm’s high-conflict litigation cases, especially divorce litigation because a person’s high-conflict nature can make the ...

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    • My Spouse Keeps Selling or Running up Marital Debt

      Virginia Law on the Dissipation of Marital Assets in Divorce The property acquired or accumulated by a married couple during a marriage, especially a long one, can include substantial assets. Real ...

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    • The Reservation of the Right to Spousal Support in Divorce: Why Is It Important?

      What Is Spousal Support? Spousal support is one of the most important financial issues that must be resolved during the divorce process. The Virginia State Bar defines spousal support as “an amount of ...

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    • The Reservation of the Right to Spousal Support in Divorce: Why Is It Important?

      What Is Spousal Support? Spousal support is one of the most important financial issues that must be resolved during the divorce process. The Virginia State Bar defines spousal support as “an amount of ...

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    • 5 Tips About Discovery in Virginia Family Law Cases

      When you are involved in a contested divorce or custody battle, you will likely need to find out about the other party’s finances, living accommodations, employment, and other essential facts. That is ...

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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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    • Landlords, Know Your Tenants’ Rights: The Implied Warranty of Habitability

      So, you’re a landlord? Can you, therefore, fully control your tenant and subject the tenant to your whims regarding the maintenance of the rental property? Not exactly. Even though the tenant has ...

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    • 6 Legal Tips for Virginia Landlords to Evict Tenants

      In Virginia, there are two courts where landlord-tenant disputes can be initiated: Circuit Court or the General District Court (GDC). Va. Code Ann. §16.1-77 provides that all landlord-tenant disputes ...

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    • 4 Things Landlords Need to Know About Virginia Unlawful Detainers

      Rental arrangements work well until either Landlord or Tenant fails to honor their respective responsibilities as set forth in the lease agreement and applicable law. A landlord’s counterpart to a ...

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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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    • Know What You are Getting: Warranties & Covenants in Virginia Deeds

      A Grantor can provide a Grantee with varying degrees of assurances regarding the ability of third parties to make a claim of ownership with respect to the subject property. These assurances, or the ...

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    • Deeds 101: The Basics of Deeds Under Virginia Law

      Under Virginia law, a deed is a written document that shows an intent to convey real property. There is no specific form that a deed must take, but Va. Code Ann. § 55.1-300 provides an example ...

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    • Landlords, Know Your Tenants’ Rights: The Implied Warranty of Habitability

      So, you’re a landlord? Can you, therefore, fully control your tenant and subject the tenant to your whims regarding the maintenance of the rental property? Not exactly. Even though the tenant has ...

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    • Relocating to Another State & Custody Laws in Virginia (Part 1 of 2)

      When parents are separated but share custody , they must work together to facilitate the custodial transfer of their children. This process can become more challenging if the primary custodial parent ...

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    • If One Parent Has a History of Excessive Alcohol Consumption, What Protections Can You Seek?

      Substance Abuse & Personality Disorders It is well documented that substance abuse disorders are often comorbid, or simultaneously present with, personality disorders such as Narcissistic Personality ...

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    • Child Custody & Visitation Battles During High-Conflict Divorces

      If you are going through a high-conflict divorce or a highly contested divorce and you have children, you most likely have gone to court several times over the visitation and custody rights of your ...

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