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    The Role of POAs in Estate Planning

    A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document granting an agent the authority to handle specific matters on your behalf. You should consider establishing a POA if you want someone to manage your financial and medical affairs when you can’t speak for yourself. Here, we explain the different types of POAs, how to create […]

    Tips for Minimizing the Time and Cost of Probate

    Probate is the process of the probate court validating a deceased person’s will and authorizing the distribution of assets to beneficiaries. It can be time-consuming and costly. Although you want to care for your family after you’re gone, you also want to prevent them from encountering unnecessary challenges while settling your estate. Here, we discuss […]

    Strategies for Negotiating a Fair and Mutually-Beneficial Divorce Settlement

    Divorces can go in one of two directions. Either the spouses amicably negotiate the terms of property division, child custody, and other issues, or they disagree and fight, requiring a judge to intervene and decide on the divorce terms. Reaching a mutually-beneficial and fair settlement takes patience and compromise. You must go into negotiations knowing […]

    The Rights and Responsibilities of Both Parents in the Child Support Process

    In Virginia, each parent is obligated to support their child financially. Divorced couples who share kids must pay a specific percentage of their income in child support to cover necessary expenses, such as housing, food, medical care, and childcare. However, both parents contributing to their child’s financial support doesn’t necessarily mean each parent must give […]

    The Concept of Negligence and the Role of Fault in Determining Liability in Rear-End Accidents

    Negligence often plays a role in car accidents. You must prove someone else is negligent in causing a collision to recover compensation for an injury you sustained in the crash. However, the insurance company or defense attorney might call your actions into question. You might be partially responsible for the crash, preventing you from receiving […]

    Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents

    Commercial trucks, such as 18-wheelers, can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. They’re massive vehicles that require training and experience to operate. Although the truck driver is responsible for driving safely to keep others out of danger, the driver isn’t always responsible for 18-wheeler accidents. Other parties can be at fault for truck accidents. Understanding why […]

    What to Do After a Car Accident

    Getting hurt in a car crash produces various emotions. You feel a sudden surge of adrenaline and might experience shock, fear, confusion, and disorientation. If your injury is severe, you’re likely also in pain. If the accident was someone else’s fault, you’re probably angry, too. Determining what to do next isn’t a simple decision if […]

    Does Virginia Allow for Joint Custody of Children?

    The Commonwealth of Virginia allows joint custody. Courts consider the child’s best interests when determining the type of custody to award. There is no presumption in Virginia for a particular type of custody or that one parent over the other should get custody. Courts intend that children should spend adequate time with both parents. Facing […]

    Key Questions to Ask Your Divorce Lawyer During the First Meeting

    A divorce can be traumatic and emotionally painful. Even if it’s amicable, you might feel overwhelmed by the process. Negotiating property division, child custody, and other issues can be stressful. You must have an experienced Divorce Attorney to help you navigate legal proceedings and achieve your desired outcome. You can determine the Divorce Lawyer suitable […]