LEGAL news/RESOURCES

August 27, 2019

School is back in session and with that, comes delays and added roadway precautions.  No one wants to get behind a bus in the morning but, if drivers use common sense and follow the rules, we will all be safe. 

During the school year, children are placed near one of the most dangerous areas, the roadway.  Drivers should remember that young children have little, if no experience around traffic and tend to...

According to advertisements, insurance

companies can estimate your damage by looking at a photo.  How does this work?  Well, insurance companies boast about the quick and easy way of resolving claims when you submit pictures of your car damage.  They will encourage you to download their app, snap your pictures, and wait for a damage estimate.  A settlement check is written, and your case is closed....

April 11, 2019

RICHMOND (April 11, 2019) – This afternoon, Attorney General Mark R. Herring commemorated National Crime Victims’ Rights Week by honoring six victims’ advocates at the third annual Unsung Heroes Awards ceremony in Richmond. The Unsung Heroes Awards honor Virginians who have dedicated themselves to serving victims and fighting for their rights.

“Today, we are honoring the men and...

March 29, 2019

Child custody and relocating out of state with your child. This article will provide a general overview of the law in Virginia.

December 27, 2018

In custody cases, parents often go to court and fail to consider a holiday schedule with their children.  When this happens, the judge often enters an order leaving out those terms. 

However, this does not have to happen.  If you are headed to court for custody/visitation, you should consider the holidays that are important to you and your family.  Common holidays that are included in a custody...

November 20, 2018

First and foremost, every parent has a duty to support their children.  Once parents split up, each parent's obligations and rights become a bit tricky.  In the majority of cases, one parent is granted custody and the other is ordered to pay child support.

The noncustodial parent is required to make timely payments each month pursuant to the terms of the court order.  Even if the parties agree other...

August 11, 2018

To some, social media is a way of expression, a way to vent about the world’s frustrations, and a way to connect with old friends and family.  Some people cannot resist the urge to post daily pictures about everything from their dinner plate, to new car purchases and fun times with friends.

This post is not to deter you from using social media.  However, it is written to caution you against the dangers that m...

February 17, 2018

Sabrina's Place is a center that offers supervised visitation and safe exchange to families with a history of domestic violence, child abuse, stalking, and sexual assault.  This program is named in honor of Sabrina Reed, who was shot and killed by her husband during an exchange of their daughter in September 2005.   

Children visit with their non-custodial parent on-site and are monitored...

January 5, 2018

Virginia requires that EVERY driver have auto insurance (OR, pay the $500.00 uninsured motorist fee).  It is certainly not advisable to choose the uninsured motorist fee.  If you cause an accident, you can still be sued.  If your vehicle is damaged, you're out of luck.  However, before drivers blindly throw their money into a policy, they should certainly understand their coverage....

December 7, 2017

If you are actively dealing with an insurance company due to a car accident, there are some things you should know.  First, you may be under surveillance! Yes, I said it...surveillance! Insurance companies pay big money for private investigators to post up near your home or, follow you to the grocery store or other places in an attempt to negate your claim.  Every insurance company is different but, based on...

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