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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...]

Expungements, Restoration of Rights, and Pardons: Common Misconceptions

Expungements: Expungement is a very misunderstood term in Virginia.  The Commonwealth does not allow convicted persons to “expunge” their records.  The only way someone can get a charge expunged off … [Read more...]

Slip and Fall Lawsuits in Virginia

With all the snow and ice in the Richmond area in the last couple weeks, there have probably been plenty of dangerous slips and hazardous falls. Richmond residents should be aware that Sec. 25-23 of … [Read more...]

Right to Counsel

In the 1963 case of Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963), the United States Supreme Court changed the complexion of our criminal justice system.  The Court ruled that every criminal defendant … [Read more...]

A Brief Evolution of Protective Orders in Virginia

On July 1, 2011 the Virginia legislature put into effect sweeping changes that expanded the scope of protective orders in Virginia. The new law now covers any violent, forceful or threatening behavior … [Read more...]

Why a will?

  As you well know by now, our own Sarah McCurry is a blogger for the Every Girls Dream blog based in Richmond, Virginia.  This month she tackles the important topic of why everyone should … [Read more...]