Terminating a Lease: Not a one size fits all procedure.

Not all leases are created equal. Under the eyes of the law, there are very few reasons that a landlord must let a tenant out of a lease early. However, that does not mean that there are not ways to … [Read more...]

Social Media Scams and the Quarantine

  During this pandemic we have all been spending more time in our homes than we did previously. As we remain at home, more people are relying on online platforms to purchase items directly … [Read more...]

Best Interests of The Child: A Ten Factor Journey

Any custody or visitation litigation involving a child in the Commonwealth of Virginia will include at some point a consideration of Virginia Code § 20-124.3- a list of ten factors  that the court … [Read more...]

Intelsat Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in Richmond Division

Satellite operator Intelsat, which launched the world's first commercial communications satellite Intelsat 1 in 1965, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Richmond, VA on Wednesday, May 13 in order to … [Read more...]

Divorce & Frozen Embryos – What Happens if you Separate?

In today’s world, there is no one way to start a family. The amount of options are almost endless – adoption, foster, surrogacy, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, and the list goes on. … [Read more...]

Changing your Will

The coronavirus pandemic is prompting many people to write their wills and take care of their estate planning. But what if you have already executed a will, and you just want to change one or a few … [Read more...]

Destruction of a will – a crime with a harsh punishment in the Commonwealth of Virginia

A last will and testament is a legal document that articulates a person’s wishes for after they have passed away. It’s an important document that maps out who will be named their executor, how one’s … [Read more...]

Assault and Battery in Virginia Against a Family or Household Member: First Offender

In Virginia, assault and battery charges where the victim is a family or household member are handled in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. “Family or household member” is defined … [Read more...]

Traps for the unwary! Strict liability felonies in Virginia.

There are some crimes that people can commit without knowing the law is “on the books.” Or even committing it entirely inadvertently if they did know. These are called “strict liability” offenses, and … [Read more...]

Intoxication as a Defense in Virginia

Since the start of the pandemic, most everyone who has been following the news knows that while everyone is passing the time in quarantine people are drinking alcohol more. The pandemic has also made … [Read more...]