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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...]

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...]

New Tool to Recover a Lost Life Insurance Policy in Virginia

The time period after a loved one passes is hard.  It becomes even harder when you cannot find the loved ones records.  If a loved one has died, but you aren’t able to locate their life insurance … [Read more...]

What is Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

You've been involved in a car accident and have some sustained physical injuries as a result. The cost of your medical care quickly exceeded $25,000 but you’re not too worried because the other … [Read more...]

I’m in a car accident and the other driver has no insurance. Now what?

  The majority of us have been in a car accident at least once in our lives. If you haven’t been in a collision yet, consider yourself lucky. Unfortunately, you’re also likely overdue for one. … [Read more...]

Time to Revisit De-Criminalizing Adultery in Virginia?

When the General Assembly convened for session on January 11th, 2017, numerous bills were put forward regarding all manner of laws. For anyone considering a divorce on adultery grounds, one bill, … [Read more...]

I’m a business owner, what happens to my business if something happens to me?

The worse case scenario has occurred.  Your business partner that you have worked with for thirty years passes away.  What happens now?  Who owns their share of the business you built together?  Who … [Read more...]

Are the contents of your phone protected? The Supreme Court will soon rule.

The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument for two very important set of cases on April 29, 2014 - Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie.  These cases will have a very large impact … [Read more...]

Final Decrees: to Merge or not to Merge?

When parties to a divorce are able to come to a resolution regarding their assets, debts, property, and children, lawyers will often draft a Property Settlement Agreement for each party to sign. The … [Read more...]

Moped Law and Virginia

For many who don’t have a driver’s license, whether they can’t afford a car, or it’s suspended, riding a moped is the only way to get around the Richmond area.  However, the law on mopeds in Virginia … [Read more...]