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...]

Medical Marijuana in Virginia: A Powerful Affirmative Defense to Possession of Marijuana

As you may have heard in the news, Virginia Code Section § 18.2-250.1. “Possession of marijuana unlawful” has seen a number of changes over the past few years.  In February of 2015, Governor McAuliffe … [Read more...]

Education Law and the IEP: What is Present Level of Performance in Virginia?

  When your child is struggling in school it can be incredibly difficult for both them and for you, the parent. Special education is intended to help your struggling child, however the special … [Read more...]

Virginia DWI Law: The consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs while having a child in the vehicle with you

Virginia is a tough state when it comes to punishing drunk and drugged drivers.  Virginia is even less tolerant when a person is caught operating a vehicle under the influence with a child (someone 17 … [Read more...]