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How the Courts Determine Pendente Lite Spousal Support in Virginia

When a husband and wife separate, it is sometimes necessary for one spouse to pay the other spouse alimony or spousal support. In Virginia, there are two general types of spousal support: pendente … [Read more...]

Assault and Battery Charges in Virginia

Assault and battery is a very common charge in Virginia, but it is also one of the most misunderstood crimes in the Code.  It is classified as a Class 1 Misdemeanor, meaning that trial will take place … [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...]

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...]