Top Five Notary Problems We See When Reviewing Legal Documents in Virginia

It is very common in the legal and financial worlds for signature documents to require a notary certification.  A notary is a public official who acts as an unbiased witness to the identity the … [Read more...]

Restrictive Covenants and How They Control Your Ownership of Real Estate

  A person's home is their castle is a common phrase - with the connotation that a person has to a right to do what they want with their real property. While true in many respects, … [Read more...]

Proper Entity Registration with the SCC is Paramount for any Business. Period.

Can you imagine going through years and years of litigation, finally winning your case after a lengthy trial - only to learn that you are denied your judgment because your company was never properly … [Read more...]

Expiration of Nonpayment Eviction Protection in Virginia

A number of protections for Tenants in nonpayment eviction cases are set to expire in Virginia. Full protections as imposed by the Virginia General Assembly during the COVID-19 state of emergency … [Read more...]

Mental Health and Family Law

If you’re in the midst of a contested divorce or custody litigation, your mental health is almost certainly going to be an issue for you and your attorney to discuss.  Any time a court is being asked … [Read more...]

Don’t Let Go of That Balloon!

Effective July 1st, 2021, the Virginia legislature has passed a bill making it a civil penalty for anyone over the age of sixteen (16) to knowingly release a non-biodegradable balloon. Any person 16 … [Read more...]

Eviction Protections in Virginia Extended Again

As of August 11, 2021, Governor Northam signed a new budget bill that extends eviction protections for tenants until June 30, 2022.  Several elements of the protections had previously expired. The … [Read more...]

What is Service of Process and Why is it Important?

Have you ever been to Court and had the following occur: the other party is not present and the Judge states that there is no service on the party and dismisses the proceedings? That is because the … [Read more...]

The Power of Partition

There comes a day in many of our lives when you are talking with friends, family-members or roommates and you all decide it would be an amazing idea to all split the cost of something expensive.  That … [Read more...]

Claiming Future Lost Wages in a Personal Injury Case

Suffering a personal injury often leads to more damages than just the physical damage that you sustain from the accident itself.  Injury often also results in damage to your relationships, your … [Read more...]