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Guardian ad Litem: What’s That?

In many child custody cases, judges will appoint a Guardian ad Litem, also known as a GAL. Guardian ad Litem means “guardian for the suit”. A GAL in Virginia is an attorney who helps assist the judge in determining the circumstances of the case. A GAL’s role is to represent the children in the proceeding. The GAL will speak with …

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Should I Refuse a Breath Test? If so, Which One?

If you are pulled over under suspicion of a DUI in Virginia, from the start, the officer will ask questions and make observations to begin to build his case against you.  Among his evidence building tools are the handheld PBT (Preliminary Breath Test).  After the officer requests that you submit to field sobriety tests (which you cannot be compelled to …

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Working with the Holcomb Law Team

What Wayne, Colleen, and the Holcomb Law Team Can Do For You During Your Case: We understand the disappointment, stress, and frustration that has led you to this point in your life where you are reading a report on divorce, and it seems almost impossible to imagine a future without too much pain and grief.  Maybe at this point you …

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Virginia Divorce: What’s Going to Happen to My Life?

No two divorce cases are the same, but they all tend to involve and revolve around a number of similar issues. What can you expect?  Here are the usual issues divorcing parties must deal with: Child custody and visitation: If you and your spouse have children together, you will need to find a living arrangement that serves your kids’ interests. …

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Family Law Myths

Here are a few myths and concerns that we often hear from our clients or potential clients that are really commonly-held “myths”: MYTH: It’s a bad thing if your lawyer is acquainted with, or somehow associates with “the other side.” TRUTH: A lot of people going through a divorce experience tremendous anger toward their soon to be ex-partner. Those feelings are …

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Vote For HOLCOMB LAW in the 2015 Daily Press Choice Awards

HOLCOMB LAW is a proud participant in the 2015 Daily Press Readers’ Choice Awards! The Choice Awards recognizes local businesses for being the best in their field of expertise. But, you don’t just receive an award – you have to earn it – and that’s where we need your help! From Wednesday, September 2nd, to Sunday, September 20th, people across …