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...]

What is the Difference Between a Guardian and Conservator?

There are times when a child or an adult with diminished capacity will need a guardian and/or conservator appointed because he or she lacks the physical and/or mental capacity to care for themselves. … [Read more...]

Personal Injury and Wearable Tech

As electronic devices continue to shrink, the prevalence of wearable technology in everyday grows more and more powerful. Watches that once told us only the time and date can now track and store our … [Read more...]

Estate Planning and Trusts: Do you need a trust?

If you have minor children, loved ones with diminished capacity, a substantial amount of assets, or have very specific instructions for how, when and to whom you want your estate to be distributed … [Read more...]

Catastrophic Accidents – Exhausting all available coverage

There are accidents on our roadways every day. While most collisions are fender-benders resulting in minor injuries and are resolved by insurance quickly, some injuries are so severe that they take … [Read more...]

Where should I file for divorce in Virginia?

Once you decide to obtain a divorce in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the next question you may want to consider is which circuit courthouse can you file the divorce paperwork with? In Virginia, you … [Read more...]

Understanding Circumstantial Evidence in Virginia Criminal Courts

In many criminal cases, the Commonwealth cannot prove a case by direct evidence. Direct evidence is evidence such as eyewitness testimony, scientific evidence, or a confession. If the Commonwealth … [Read more...]