Protective orders: tricky to obtain, but powerful once issued

Anyone who knows someone who has suffered at the hands of a vindictive and even frightening ex- has seen the effects of living in fear. People who are being stalked, slandered, or threatened by that … [Read more...]

First time offenders and deferred dispositions: New opinion from the Attorney General permits some kinds of ‘deferred dispositions’

The criminal justice system is, thankfully, one that many of us never have to deal with. But too often, someone who has never dealt with it finds themselves charged with an offense. A frequent worry … [Read more...]

Personal Injury: Survival Action vs. Wrongful Death Claim

It is never easy to loose a loved one.  And then, it is even harder to have to go through the process of financial recovery - especially when it becomes necessary to go through the courts.  When … [Read more...]

The importance of a will. Yes, you need one.

As lawyers, we often find ourselves being asked legal questions outside of office hours.  A common question we receive is, "I don't really need a will, do I?".  The short answer to that question is … [Read more...]

Special Education in Virginia: What is an IEP?

As a parent or guardian you want what is best for your child, including ensuring that your child is receiving an appropriate education. If your child has been identified as requiring special education … [Read more...]

Virginia Wrongful Death in Auto Cases: What are the damages?

The death of a loved one is one of the hardest things life can throw our way, made even more painful when it comes unexpectedly. In 2017 alone there were 843 auto-related fatalities in Virginia. … [Read more...]

Medical Marijuana in Virginia: Employer Liability?

With medical marijuana in oil form becoming legal is some instances in Virginia , an area of concern that has arisen is – what does this mean for Virginia employers? While marijuana remains illegal … [Read more...]

Registering Final Custody, Visitation, and Support Orders in Virginia

In today’s mobile society, it’s not uncommon to have a final decree of divorce which sets forth child custody and visitation, and/or child and spousal support issued in one state, and then have one or … [Read more...]

Jail Time and Fines: Penalties for Drug Possession in Virginia

Virginia’s drug laws are notoriously strict with harsh penalties that depend primarily on the type of crime, the type of drug involved and the amount. The first question we often receive is, will I go … [Read more...]

Contract Drafting: The Legal Blank Canvas

When clients come in looking to draft a contract – whether it be employment, settlement, or service related – the first thing we tell clients to remember is that every contract is a blank canvas.  … [Read more...]