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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 …

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How Can I Get my Criminal Record Expunged in Virginia?

First of all, what exactly is an expungement? Expungement is the removal of a criminal charge from your record. After a Judge signs the Order to Expunge your criminal charge, it is removed from both your police record and the Court’s record.  After this, you may honestly and legally deny the existence of your expunged record.  Also, you may not …

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What Do We Tell the Children?

Tips for Talking to Your Children About Your Divorce Sarah and John tried everything to save their marriage: counseling, vacations, even a trial separation. Yet the fights continued. So, after nights of one or the other sleeping in the guest room, after days of crying, talking, and soul searching, the couple realized that divorce was their last, best option. Although …

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Can you Film the Police?

In recent years Courts have issued conflicting opinions about a citizen’s right to film the police. For example, one Federal Court held in 2011 that, although not unqualified, “a citizen’s right to film government officials, including law enforcement officers, in the discharge of their duties in a public space is a basic, vital, and well-established liberty safeguarded by the First …

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The Question Must be Why NOT Try Mediation?

In any legal dispute, to include divorces, Mediation is an option you can use to minimize your costs in terms of legal fees, to maintain more control over what happens to you, and to more likely get to a more satisfactory result. In a divorce, for example, a lot is at stake: all your property and your children–and your life …

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What is a Thrift Savings Plan, and Who Owns It Now?

The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a retirement plan for Federal employees and uniformed service members similar to a civilian “401(k)” plan. Why does it matter if I have a TSP account? During your divorce, your TSP matters because the Court may divide it during an equitable distribution hearing.  An equitable distribution hearing is when the Court determines how the …

What is Spousal Support, and What’s the Law?

Spousal support, often known more commonly as alimony, is used not to punish one spouse, but to support a financially dependent spouse in the event of a pending divorce and/or after a divorce.  Spousal support can be established either by an agreement between the divorcing parties or upon award by the Court.  In Virginia, there is no “right” to spousal …