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...]

Five Tips for Child Support Direct Payments in Virginia

In Virginia many individuals pay or receive child support to or from the parents of their children. If a parent asks for child support to be paid into the Division of Child Support Enforcement, then … [Read more...]

Social Media and Personal Injury Suits – When is a good time to stay offline?

If you’re injured in a car accident (or have another basis for a personal injury suit), one of the most important things you can do is to stay off social media until your case is done. Facebook, … [Read more...]

Pendente Lite Relief – Why wait until your divorce is finalized when you can address the issues now?

You and your spouse have made the difficult decision to get a divorce. You’ve been able to address certain aspects of your separation, but there are some issues on which you just cannot agree. … [Read more...]

Public Place requirement in Virginia Criminal Law

Many crimes require that the action occur in a public place. Probably the best known is being drunk in public. The law does not prevent someone from being intoxicated in the comfort of their own home … [Read more...]

Beware Modification of Spousal Support Via Property Settlement Agreement

Many couples wisely choose to enter into a Property Settlement Agreement or “PSA instead of litigating their divorce through the courts. This generally includes dividing up assets, debts, and … [Read more...]

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...]