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    Why Do I Need a Lawyer When Drafting Church Bylaws?

    A formally organized church enjoys many great benefits, including greatly reduced tax liabilities. Formal organization requires more than simply picking a religious leader, choosing a religious location, and posting times of worship. A formally organized church needs a charter with bylaws that help to determine governance and general rules of operation. An experienced lawyer can […]

    How is Fault Determined in a Truck Accident Case?

    Virginia is a bustling commerce center. Trucks routinely traverse the state, moving consumer goods and other cargo. From highways to city roads, trucks are a vital part of the economy. With so much activity, the chance for a driver to be involved in a truck accident is relatively high. Accidents involving large commercial trucks are […]

    How can I Legally Prepare My Church for Growth?

    Every minister’s goal is to show people salvation. Seeing more people realize their faith and developing stronger relationships are signs they are succeeding in their ministry. That may also mean the church is growing. Like any business, a growing church presents challenges that the leader of the organization needs to tackle. There are many important […]

    Why Do Car Accidents Increase in the Summer?

    A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that covered 24 years of car accident statistics revealed that 29 percent more people die in car crashes in the summer months than during the winter. Peak months for car accidents are June, July, and August, and fatal accidents involving teen drivers are much higher […]

    Why are Head-On Truck Accidents so Dangerous?

    Head-on truck accidents are dangerous because occupants in the passenger vehicles will likely incur severe or fatal injuries. According to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports, 4,000 fatal truck accidents occur each year in the United States. Most of the victims are the occupants in the passenger vehicles. There are several reasons why head-on […]

    How can an Attorney Help with the Business Needs of a Church?

    Religious institutions of all faiths are generally structured as nonprofit organizations. Many of these entities are registered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as 501(c)(3) organizations. Due to this, they are subject to specific business and accounting standards and responsibilities. Even smaller churches that are not registered with the IRS are considered nonprofits by their […]

    Houses of Worship, Denominational Groups Eligible for New Security Grants

    New funding from the Department of Homeland Security will allow houses of worship, nonprofits, and faith group to apply for grant money to bolster on-site security and planning. Through the Department’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program, organizations can request up to $150,000 to hire more security personnel, install cameras around facilities, training, and safety planning. Local […]