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...]

Child Custody and Visitation in Virginia: Best Interests of a Child and Factor 4

We mentioned in our prior post about the best interests of the child test and the list of ten factors that a Court must consider in determining who to award custody and visitation of a child. As we … [Read more...]

Real ID Deadline Extended

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 and the declaration of a national emergency, the Department of Homeland Security has made the decision to extend the deadline in which all U.S. citizens and … [Read more...]

Criminal Law Update: Major change in law concerning jury punishment in Virginia

For decades now, Virginia has divided jury trials into two parts—first the “guilt” phase, where the members of a jury decide whether someone is actually guilty of an offense. The second was the … [Read more...]

Where do I file suit? State or Federal Court?

Both the federal government and each state government have their own distinct court systems. While both include judges, attorneys, and witnesses alike, they are very different. The main difference … [Read more...]