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What to do after a Hit and Run Accident!

Leaving the Scene of an Accident is Illegal, but People Still do it

Virginia law requires drivers who are involved in accidents to ensure that anyone who was injured in the accident gets medical treatment, to notify police and the insurance companies, and to exchange contact information. Leaving the scene of an accident without identifying yourself to the police or the other driver is

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Topics: Criminal, Traffic & DUI, Personal Injury

Importance of a Power Attorney

If you became too ill to manage your legal and financial matters, whom would you trust to manage them on your behalf? It is a scary thing to think about, but even scarier is the idea of legal decisions about your property being made by the person you least want to be involved, or, even worse, no decisions being made at all because all parties involved are stuck in an endless legal battle. To avoid these problems, signing a power of attorney document is the best solution.  It can help you protect your property and the people who depend on you financially.

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Topics: Estate Planning, Family Law

What Does An Executor Do?

Many adventure stories, as well as more than a few scams, begin with the news that a long-lost relative has left money to you in his or her will. If your only interaction with the wills and estates of deceased people is when such things are a plot device, then you probably have never thought much about how the property being inherited or willed gets from the deceased person’s estate to the living relatives or charitable causes for which the deceased person has designated it. That process is the task of the executor of an estate. If someone has named you as the executor of his or her estate and you are confused about how to proceed with this task, consult a lawyer who deals with estate planning.

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Topics: Estate Planning

Establishing Paternity in Virginia

 

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Topics: Family Law

Supervised Visitation in Virginia

Losing visitation rights to one’s children is a nightmare for many parents. Courts only take away a parent’s right to care for his or her own children in the parent’s home if there is evidence that the home is an unsafe environment for the children, such as when a member of the parent’s household has a history of violence against family members. Even when the courts rule that parents may not have direct contact with each other, or that the child may not spend time in one parent’s home, the supervised visitation system allows children and parents to continue their relationship. Here are some answers to common questions about supervised visitation.

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Topics: Family Law

     

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