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Virginia Education Law: When is something reasonably calculated for virtual?

In person, hybrid, and virtual. The education landscape is currently a labyrinthine minefield that would even put Theseus to shame. One constant in this ever shifting landscape is that special … [Read more...]

Where Can I Get Divorced?

In order for any court to hear any case, that court must have jurisdiction over both the parties and the subject matter of that case. Virginia, like many states, has a special jurisdictional … [Read more...]

Virginia Special Session Legislative Update: Two sweeping changes to criminal law in the Commonwealth

This past week, the General Assembly wrapped up the special session that began in August. This special session focused on police reform and responses to the COVID 19 crisis. The General Assembly made … [Read more...]

Best Interests of The Child: A Ten Factor Journey, Factor Three

Any custody or visitation litigation involving a child in the Commonwealth of Virginia will include at some point a consideration of Virginia Code § 20-124.3- a list of ten factors  that the court … [Read more...]

Change to Reckless Driving in Virginia

On July 1, 2020, a major change was implemented concerning the definition of reckless driving by speed in Virginia.  Before that date, reckless driving was defined as operating a motor vehicle in … [Read more...]

Advanced Medical Directive: What is it?

What is an advanced medical directive?  Why do I need one? This is a question that we hear a lot.  In it's simplest form, it is a document that outlines what you want to happen in certain medical … [Read more...]

Ruby Tuesday Attempts CH11 Reorg

Ruby Tuesday filed a petition under Chapter 11 on Wednesday in Delaware, saying it needed the protection of bankruptcy to address financial problems caused in part by the COVID-19 outbreak. Based … [Read more...]

Writs of Actual Innocence: 2020 Virginia update

In July of 2020, the General Assembly lowered the bar for person’s petition for Writ’s of Actual Innocence based on non-scientific evidence.  Under prior law, the Court had to find by clear and … [Read more...]

Ancillary Probate? What do I do if my loved one had property in another state?

When a loved one passes and they have property in a state (or states) outside their state of residence, in addition to probate in the state of residence, probate may need to be opened in the other … [Read more...]

Non-solicitation Provisions: Yes, they are enforceable in Virginia.

In a recent decision out of the Western District of Virginia, the enforceability of non-solicitation agreements was put to the test. Judge Glen E. Conrad upheld verbiage prohibiting a former Edward … [Read more...]