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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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Quick and Easy Divorce Without a Lawyer – Is it a Myth?

Times can be tough. And, if you are in the middle of a separation, I understand how stressful it can be. If you are planning a divorce without hiring representation, PLEASE do your research. It seems like everywhere you look, there is some attorney advertising to file your divorce for just one easy payment of $200.00. That’s the thing, this …

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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 …