Three major changes coming to Special Education Law in Virginia.

For parents in Virginia, especially the greater Richmond area, positive changes in the school system are due to be implemented that will give parents more control and help in providing their children … [Read more...]

Plea withdrawls. Is it too late?

A question we frequently get from people is whether they can withdraw their guilty plea. Virginia Code § 19.2-296 provides that a “motion to withdraw a plea of guilty … may be made only before … [Read more...]

How long will it last? Duration of Spousal Support in Virginia

Any many are aware, Virginia law allows a court to award spousal support—commonly referred to as alimony—to an ex-spouse upon divorce. Such support can be ordered to be made in “periodic payments for … [Read more...]

Change to Penalty for Refusal of BAC Test in Virginia

On July 1, 2020, a major change was implemented concerning the penalty for refusing to cooperate with a blood or breath test following arrest for a DUI charge. Virginia has an “implied consent” … [Read more...]

Living Separate and Apart: Why Should I Memorialize this?

When a couple in Virginia decides to pursue a “no-fault” divorce, they must live separate and apart in excess of six months to a year depending on the circumstances under Virginia Code § 20-91(A)(9).  … [Read more...]

What do you need to know about Virginia inheritance law? Distribution to your spouse isn’t just automatic.

Most clients that reach out to us believe that if something happens to them, their assets will automatically go to their spouse. However, in Virginia, this is not always the case. Examples of … [Read more...]

Wills and Estates: Three tips on where to start.

When beginning your estate plan, our attorneys recommend that you consider three tips to get started. Partner Sarah McCurry spoke with Virginia This Morning on CBS 6 regarding where to start when you … [Read more...]

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases Soar

According to USA Today, twelve midsize to large corporations – all with more than $10 million in debt – filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection during the third week of June, another consequence of … [Read more...]

Can Filing for Bankruptcy Stop the Lawsuit Against You?

If you are in the midst of a lawsuit and experiencing financial hardship, filing for bankruptcy may seem like a quick fix that will prevent judgment against you. In some cases, that may be true, but … [Read more...]

Eviction Suspension Ends in Virginia on June 29th

Housing. It is one thing which we all require. During the COVID-19 stay at home orders and the quarantine Virginia had a moratorium on evictions. Unlawful detainer cases which were already filed were … [Read more...]