Wills and trusts have their similarities, but many of their attributes make them distinctly different. For those creating their estate plans, it is important to select the best option for their particular situation.
Most people are familiar with wills as a way for people to share how they would like their estate distributed after their passing. However, a trust is another option to consider during estate planning that may help to reach the same result.
For any number of reasons, some parents make false domestic violence allegations against their children's other parent. Sometimes, it is in an effort to gain the upper hand in a divorce or custody battle. Sometimes, it can be a play for revenge. In a few situations, it can be a misguided endeavor to protect children. For example, parents might make a false allegation because they think the co-parent's new partner is a terribly bad influence on the children.
If you are asked to name the holiday that results in the most drinking and drinking-related charges, you might list New Year's Eve or the Fourth of July. However, for many people, the extended Thanksgiving weekend is right up there with these other holidays.
Not all states provide compensation for those who have dealt with wrongful incarceration, but Virginia does. It is a possibility, but not a right, for those who have overturned convictions. The reasons for the reversal can be innumerable, including improper police procedures, but not all will result in compensation.
During divorce proceedings, often times parties need assistance coming to decisions. In some cases, divorce mediation may be a viable option, or a requirement.
You may be aware of how dangerous it is for you to drink and drive in Virginia. But you may not realize how few drinks it takes for you to become intoxicated and end up with a BAC over the legal limit. And if you happen to have a car accident that ends in someone's death, you could end up with a felony DUI charge.
Most people are familiar with drunk driving laws. However, drugged driving receives a lot less attention. It is important for people from all backgrounds to recognize that driving while under the influence of prescription medications or illegal substances is a serious offense.
Adolescence is a stressful time for a range of different reasons. In addition to the pressure of impending adulthood, many teenagers struggle to fit into a social group and juggle the responsibilities of making decisions about the future. All of these factors can make adolescents vulnerable to temptations such as drug experimentation and other problematic behaviors. When this results in legal trouble, it is time to address the problem.
Figuring out child support in a divorce is a complex enough matter under any circumstances. It requires you to show financial evidence and the court to use a formula to decide on the payment amount. As you experience life changes, you can seek a modification of the original child support order.