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It’s That Time of Year… For cookie-baking, sleigh riding, fa-la-la-ing fun. But for the newly-divorced or separated parent, it can also be a time of schedule stretching, angry texting, and court order defying stress. It doesn’t have to be that way, but all too often, it is. And because this time of year is also [...]
Recently, we did a run-down of the most common types of Virginia discovery. As promised, today we’re sharing strategies for completing your discovery without driving yourself (and your attorney) crazy. We’ve styled the following as deadly sins–mistakes that people always seem to make in answering discovery that can hurt their case and drive up their attorney’s fees: 1. [...]
Feared by some, dreaded by all: Discovery, the process Virginia lawyers use to discover information from the other side in a lawsuit. At worst, discovery is a burdensome, time-consuming and expensive process. At best, it’s still a burdensome, time-consuming and expensive process, but one that forces you to better prepare your case for trial. Here’s a rundown of [...]
In our last post, we looked at several crucial legal documents for single people, including wills, powers of attorney, living wills, and HIPPA privacy waivers. Truth be told, just about everyone–married, single, or separated–can benefit from having these powerful documents in place. However, there’s another document that’s often overlooked that needs to be thoughtfully, regularly updated: the beneficiary designation [...]
In Northern Virginia, private school is the education of choice for many families. And when mom and dad are together, with abundant resources and a shared commitment to private school, nobody questions that decision. Until a separation or divorce, when priorities change. The same resources that supported one home are now stretched between [...]
Recently, the General Assembly amended §20-107.3(A) of the Virginia Code, the equitable distribution statute, which tells Virginia courts how to divide assets and debts in a divorce. This amendment was met with a collective sigh of relief from Virginia lawyers, ending a year of uncertainty in how we approached marital debt issues. Of course, if [...]
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