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Why Do I Have to Pay a Fee to Speak with a Lawyer?

We get calls every day with potential clients asking why they have to pay a consultation fee. Many say that they “just have a few quick questions” and “it won’t take much of the attorney’s time at all”! Believe me, I understand. Shelling out money just to speak with an attorney can be another hoop you have to jump through …

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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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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 …