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Understanding Custody and Visitation in Virginia

Even when divorced couples can peacefully come to an agreement about financial matters, child custody and visitation is still often an emotionally loaded subject. Virginia laws are designed to handle matters of child custody and visitation in such a way that each parent can spend time with the children and participate meaningfully in decisions about the children’s future. Here are some frequently asked questions about child custody and visitation in Virginia.

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Topics: Family Law

Preparing for Divorce in Virginia

No one wants to think that their marriage will end in divorce, but if your spouse has made it clear that he or she no longer wants to be married to you, then it is in everyone’s interest to make the divorce process go quickly and smoothly. This way, both parties can move on with their lives with the least amount of stress and financial hardship. In Virginia, as in many other states, today’s divorce procedures are much simpler than they were a few decades ago. Meanwhile Virginia does have some outdated sounding laws, such as “adultery, sodomy, or buggery” being grounds for divorce. It also has something called “divorce from bed and board,” which is old-fashioned terminology for a legal separation.

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Topics: Family Law

5 Types of Business Taxes and How They Work

The internal revenue service states there are five types of business taxes, each with its own set of rules and tables to follow. The kind of income tax you file will depend on what type of classification your business structure belongs to. If you are not careful, business taxes can become confusing reasonably quickly. At Furgeson Rawls and Raines we are happy to assist you in understanding the laws, as well as structuring the legal documents needed so that your taxation requirements are met. So, what are the five types of business taxes and how do they work?

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Commercial Law

Any company that sells a product should have an attorney with expertise in both commercial and business law as well as knowledge in your specific industry. By not hiring a legal team with these qualities you run the risk of losing contracts that can result in loss of profits, as well as possible legal penalties if the other party decides to take legal action against you.

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Which Buisness Structure is Right for You?

When starting your business, you must first decide which business structure is right for you. Determining the correct structure begins by identifying how you will run your business. Decide whether it will be just you, or if you will have a partner. If it will be for profit or not for profit along with the risks, and liabilities of your business, the expenses associated with the company, your investment needs, and what your tax situation is.

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