When can you probate a copy of a will in Virginia?

When the probate of assets is necessary once someone passes, the traditional process is to set up an appointment with the probate division of the Clerk of Court to probate the original will.  When the … [Read more...]

Major Change to Virginia’s “Move Over Law”

Most Virginia drivers are familiar with VA Code § 46.2-861.1. “Drivers to yield right-of-way or reduce speed when approaching stationary vehicles displaying certain warning lights on highways”, … [Read more...]

What are the benefits of a Subchapter 5 bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a legal process that can help individuals and businesses eliminate or repay their debts under the protection of the bankruptcy court. One type of bankruptcy that has recently gained … [Read more...]

Involuntary Commitment Hearings in Virginia

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with a serious mental health disorder, or are currently experiencing a mental health crisis, the involuntary commitment process in Virginia is  vitally important to … [Read more...]

Evidence Practice in Virginia- How to get records in?

In many divorce or custody trials, it can be challenging to present all of the necessary facts and evidence to the Judge for consideration in what are often very short amounts of time, sometimes no … [Read more...]

Why is a bankruptcy discharge important?

A bankruptcy discharge is an order issued by the bankruptcy court that eliminates certain debts, allowing the debtor to move forward with a fresh start. The significance of a bankruptcy discharge … [Read more...]

Probate vs. Administration, Executor vs. Administrator? What’s the difference in Virginia?

We often have clients call and seek assistance handling an estate when a someone passes.  One of the first questions we are often asked is what the difference is between Probate vs. Administration and … [Read more...]

Filing for Custody and Visitation-What to Do in Virginia?

When a relationship ends, it’s not uncommon for difficulties to arise between parents in regards to sharing time with their children. When any parent, or indeed, any person, finds themselves needing … [Read more...]

Deposit Link

Our primary goal when assisting clients with residential and commercial real estate transactions it to make the buying and selling process as seamless as possible.  In keeping with this goal, WMMLegal … [Read more...]

Appeals in Virginia Criminal Cases

On January 1, 2022, one of the largest shifts in criminal law occurred in the Commonwealth.  For the first time since its inception in 1985, all criminal cases that are appealed to the Court are … [Read more...]