common law marriages in virginia

Does Virginia have “Common Law” Marriages?

A common law marriage is essentially the decision that you and your partner are married, without actually legally being married. Common law marriages in Virginia are one of those rumors that people actually believe. Despite the fact that Virginia does not practice common law marriages, there are 10 states that do. Thus, Virginia will recognize common law marriages as valid …

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Quick Tip of the Week: Being Prepared for a Consultation

We strive to ensure that our potential clients are as informed as possible. This is the why we aim to answer every question presented during the first consultation, but sometimes clients can forget to ask all of their questions during the consultation. In effort to assist our potential clients with this inevitability, we have a quick tip for preparing for …

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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. …