Probation Reform Update

It has been six months since Virginia law changed regarding probation violations, and there are still more questions than answers as to the application of this law. A few things have become clear … [Read more...]

Firearm Restoration in Virginia

It is common knowledge that when you are convicted of a felony in Virginia, you lose the right to purchase and possess a firearm.  This includes not only handguns, but also shotguns and hunting … [Read more...]

Protective Orders in Virginia

Thinking of filing for a protective order? There are a few things to know before heading to file. In the state of Virginia, there are three (3) types of protective orders: emergency protective order … [Read more...]

Seven Most Common Mistakes We Seeing when Closing on a Home

The purchase of a home (or any real property) is a important life event.  Our firm is lucky enough to work with individuals, families and businesses in the purchase and sale of real property. In … [Read more...]

Child Support & Shared Custody in Virginia

When two parents separate from each other, it is customary for one parent to file for child support. There is a common misconception that, in the event that the parents equally share custody, neither … [Read more...]

Virginia Family Law: Factors Considered when Determining Child Support

Under the Code of Virginia (VA Code 20-61), paying child support is a legal obligation.  In Virginia, the general rule is that there is never a situation where a parent is not liable for some sort of … [Read more...]

In a Custody Battle? Know What to Ask for When You Go to Court

  The Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes several different types of custody. If you find yourself in a custody battle, either contentious or not, its helpful to know the legal lingo … [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...]