Consider the Gifts during the Holiday Season and their Impact on Equitable Distribution in Virginia

If you have made the very difficult decision that your marriage is ending and you’re ready to divorce your spouse, chances are you have questions about what property is yours and what property is your … [Read more...]

Virginia Family Law: Vacation and Custody

  With winter vacations right around the corner, now is a good time to consider your current custody and visitation arrangement and any implications it may have for your travel … [Read more...]

Possession of Drugs – Actual vs. Constructive in Virginia

When a person is charged with the possession of drugs, it is not required that the person actually had the drugs on their person.  Typically, the Commonwealth can prove that someone is possessing … [Read more...]

Specificity Matters: Suspect’s request for a “Lawyer, Dog” ambiguous

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/10/orleans_rape_suspects_lawyer_d.html Almost everyone is aware of the rights that a criminal suspect is entitled to when questioning by the police.  These … [Read more...]

Evicting family members in Virginia

Yes, in Virginia, you can evict unwanted family members from your home.  However, to accomplish this legally, it is important to follow the proper steps and pursue the eviction through the courts.  … [Read more...]

Opioid Epidemic in Virginia

On October 26, 2017, President Trump declared a national health emergency due to the opiate epidemic in the United States. In Virginia, deaths related to opiate overdose have sharply increased over … [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...]

When Sweet Ain’t Sweet No More – Recovering Engagement Rings in Virginia

  In December 2016, the Supreme Court of Virginia reversed course and opened up a way for jilted fiancés to recover the engagement ring if the relationship ends before the wedding. In the … [Read more...]

Spoilation Pitfalls in Virginia Products Liability Cases

Anyone who has worked in products liability for any period of time is familiar with the pitfalls awaiting a claim tainted by spoliation.  Less common, however, is familiarity with how to handle … [Read more...]