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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 …

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Financial Tips When Facing a Divorce in 2017

Divorce is an extremely personal situation and can be emotionally, mentally, and physically draining. The financial impact of a divorce can, to some, be even more daunting then then the legal separation itself. However, we have provided some simple steps to make the financial aspect of divorce a little less daunting: Gather and keep records of all financial documents. Having important financial documents …

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Divorce: Equitable Distribution & Deviations

In a Virginia divorce, martial property is divided through a process known as equitable distribution. The goal of equitable distribution is to divide the property as fairly and evenly as possible. Typically, this means that the property is split 50/50 between the parties. Factors the court will consider in the distribution include, but are not limited to, the contributions, monetary …

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Tips to Make Visitation Exchanges Easier

Trust me when I say that custody and visitation cases almost always involve some stress, annoyances, and difficulties, no matter what terms you are on with your ex. Exchanging your child with the opposing party can be frustrating and maddening, however, this is one of those times that you need to put what is best for your child before what …