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Holcomb Law Wins TWO Choice Awards

Holcomb Law would like to thank YOU for voting for us for the 2016 Daily Press Choice Awards. Because of your voting and steadfast support, we WON the awards for BOTH the Criminal Defense and Family Law categories, the two categories for which we were nominated, for the SECOND year in a row! Wayne attended the Gala Thursday night at …

Vote For Holcomb Law in the 2016 Daily Press Choice Awards!

     Holcomb Law is a proud participant in the 2016 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 14th, to Sunday, October …

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The Unrealistic Portrayal of Law on TV

Most of my clients have had little to no experience with the court system, perhaps aside from a simple traffic ticket, and THIS IS A GOOD THING! However, many believe they understand the legal system because their favorite shows are Law and Order, Boston Legal, or the People’s Court. Often, I have to explain that cases don’t get settled in …

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Military Divorce in Virginia: What do I Need to Know?

What happens when military personnel need a divorce? Typically, the military views divorce as a civil matter similar to any other divorce. However, a military divorce can implicate various benefits in both federal and state laws. Here are just a couple:  –  The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act allows a defendant, who is on active duty in the military, to request …

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The Waiting Game: Check your Virginia Case Status Online

Surprisingly to many, Virginia has made it relatively easy to check the status of your criminal and civil case online (unless the case is in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court). The website provides information such as the hearing date and time, when a party has been served, what motions have been filed, and final dispositions, etc. To check on …

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I’m not receiving my child support obligation: What can I do?

There are two main ways to ensure that you receive your child support obligation. First, you can file a Motion to Show Cause. This allows the custodial parent to bring the noncustodial parent to court to show cause why he/she has failed to comply with their court ordered child support obligation. A judge can choose to find the noncustodial parent …