Education Law in Virginia: The IEE (Independent Education Evaluation), a second opinion to an IEP

What do you do when you believe your child has a disability that qualifies them for special education services, but the schools evaluator disagrees? Do you give up and accept their evaluation as the … [Read more...]

Adultery & Spousal Support in Virginia

In Virginia, a spouse who committed adultery during the marriage is generally barred from receiving spousal support when a complaint for divorce on the basis of adultery is filed. Even if the divorce … [Read more...]

Registered Agents in Virginia– What They Are and Why Does Your Business Need One?

    Every business that is authorized to conduct business in Virginia, whether it is a Virginia or foreign business, is required by law to have a registered agent. A registered … [Read more...]

The Unseen Punishment—The collateral consequences of criminal convictions.

A question we frequently get from clients who are facing their first criminal charge is how this will affect them in the years to come. Criminal penalties include incarceration, fines, restitution to … [Read more...]

Adult Guardianship and Conservatorship in Virginia: What? Who? When? Where? How?

Guardianship and conservatorship in Virginia is a legal option for individuals looking to care for adults that need the help of others for care and management of their finances.  The purpose of this … [Read more...]

Separate and Apart: When Does That Start?

In Virginia, if a husband or a wife with minor children wish to get a divorce, but don’t have any fault grounds (adultery, cruelty, desertion, etc.) available to them, what can they do? The answer is … [Read more...]

Partner Erika MacCormac Speaking at Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Family Law Retreat

Later this month Partner Erika MacCormac will be speaking at the 2020 Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Family Law Retreat seminar on Custody and Visitation: Difficult Topics in Difficult … [Read more...]

DUI Under 21 in Virginia

Most people believe that if you have a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) under 0.08, you are safe to drive and cannot be charged with DUI.  However, in Virginia, that is not the case. If you are under 21 … [Read more...]

Unlawful Search and Evidence Retrieved – What Might a Court Do?

For years, evidence that police find in violation of a person’s rights under the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution – the right against unlawful search and seizure- is commonly ruled inadmissible … [Read more...]

How a Chapter 13 can Solve Your Vehicle Issues

If you find yourself behind on your car payments, you may want to consider filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy petition. Why? 1. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy case, once filed, immediately imposes what is … [Read more...]