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Do I Really Need a Lawyer? I’m Smart – Can’t I Just Represent Myself?!

Let’s face it, hiring a professional can be expensive, especially if you hire a good professional. There is no denying that you can be smart and still need a professional with experience in a particular field in which you are not trained. Most lawyers I know hire other lawyers to represent them when they are faced with a legal issue. …

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5 Easy Ways To Save Money On Attorney’s Fees

Let’s face it, everyone knows attorney’s fees are expensive and a “great unknown” at the beginning of most lawsuits, which can be stressful and worrisome. Lawyers usually charge for all time spent on a case, of course. While you don’t want the cheapest lawyer in town, almost no one is made of money either.  Here are some helpful tips to …

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Six Things to Do Before Filing for Divorce

Wondering what you should do before filing for divorce? The confusion and frustration can be never-ending! Here is a list I have compiled with some important things to consider, before you file for divorce. 1. Go to a marriage counselor: I see many clients in my office that meet to file for a divorce and haven’t tried to seek marriage counseling …

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Expungement in Virginia: A Clean Slate

First of all, what is an Expungement? Well, contrary to popular belief, when a criminal charge is dismissed, the charge itself still remains on your record—forever in Virginia. If a charge was dismissed (with no delayed adjudication), nolle-prossed, or if you were found not guilty, you can petition the Court to remove the charges from your record – this is …

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Drunk in Public: It Can Ruin More than Just Your Night

Even the most responsible of social drinkers run the risk of getting charged with Drunk in Public, a Class 4 misdemeanor. Drunk in Public, or Public Intoxication, is defined by Virginia code as “If any person profanely curses or swears or is intoxicated in public, whether such intoxication results from alcohol, narcotic drug or other intoxicant or drug of whatever …