Murphy’s Effect on Sports Gambling in Virginia

On May 14, 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) that has prohibited any state (except Nevada, Montana, Oregon, and Delaware who already … [Read more...]

Changes to the Larceny Threshold in Virginia Criminal Courts

  On July 1, 2018, the threshold amount for a felony larceny will increase from $200 to $500. This is the first increase in the amount in Virginia in almost 40 years. The larceny threshold … [Read more...]

Considerations Regarding Aging and Estate Plans

Spending the later years of life in a nursing home or other long-term care facility seems like a distant possibility to most Americans, but with two-thirds of elderly Americans needing long-term care, … [Read more...]

How quickly should I settle my car accident case with an insurance company?

Many people who have been the victim in a car accident will receive a phone call from the at-fault driver’s insurance company within a few weeks or months of the collision with an offer to settle … [Read more...]

Small Businesses and the SBA Virginia Resource Guide

As small business owners ourselves - we understand that starting a business can be daunting.  However, with planning, preparation and insight, chances of success can be improved tremendously. The U.S. … [Read more...]

Kids in Car Accidents: The important differences with a minor and a personal injury case

Has your child been injured in a car accident? If so, it is important to understand the differences between your child’s case and that of an adult. Here are a few examples. First, did you know your … [Read more...]

Reporting Accidents in Virginia: Not Just the Driver’s Responsibility for a Hit and Run

In Virginia it is important to know that passengers, not just the driver, can be criminally charged with failure to report an accident.  If an accident occurs, every person in the car who is 16 years … [Read more...]

What is “Negligence”? And how does it relate to personal injury law and car accidents?

  One of the most frequently heard bits of “legalese” used when talking about a personal injury (for example, from the result of a car accident) is the word “negligence.” In day to day … [Read more...]

Reestablishing Credit Post-Bankruptcy via a Secured Credit Card

Reestablishing credit following a bankruptcy filing is fairly straight forward although it can take some time. First, the debts listed in your bankruptcy filing are deleted from your credit history … [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...]