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...]

Are Royalties Part of the Chapter 7 Estate?

You've just finished writing a hit 5-book series on the wild life of a secret agent.  You market your books in various ways and receive ongoing royalties for this effort from your contract with … [Read more...]

The Importance of the Special Education Eligibility

Parents want what is best for their child. When it comes to education, as a parent, you need to weigh certain factors to ensure your child has the education you feel is best. One of, if not the most … [Read more...]

Corporations in Virginia: Beware the Unauthorized Practice of Law

Even if you are the owner of a corporation, under the laws of Virginia, you do not have the authority to represent that entity in a court of law across the Commonwealth. Corporations are considered … [Read more...]

What is a power of attorney?

The power of attorney is a legal document in which one person (the principal) appoints another person (the attorney-in-fact) to make personal and/or financial decisions on behalf of the principal. The … [Read more...]

Divorce- How fast can it go?

In Virginia, divorce can be in theory achieved in a fairly short amount of time if you meet certain legal requirements. By statute, if a couple has lived separate and apart in excess of six months, … [Read more...]

Virginia and Digital Assets: Our own Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

As anyone that has been a fiduciary can tell you, getting into a principal's digital assets (whether it be email, accounts, or social media platforms) can at times be a challenge.  For Virginia … [Read more...]