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    Grandparents’ Custody in Virginia It is becoming increasingly common that grandparents and great-grandparents are raising their grandchildren for a number of reasons, whether the parent is unable to care for the child, the parent has passed away or the parent has abandoned the child; Whatever, the reason may be, grandparents find themselves in another season of raising children whether voluntarily or out of necessity.  Often grandparents may wonder if they have any rights or if
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    Legal terms can often look like a foreign language. Understanding the terminology when you are involved in a civil case can make the process a lot less stressful and help keep you better informed as the case progresses. Here are some of the most common terms used in a civil case. Arbitration – Agreeing to let a third party look at your case. This person is selected by both sides and is called an arbitrator.
  • 5 Easy Tips for New Virginia Small Businesses Owning your own business is not an easy task. There is so much to do, so much to learn, and so little time; with that in mind, I put together a few simple tips and resources to help you get started with building your dream! 1) Develop a Strategy & Plan of Attack Define your objectives and goals; then develop a strategy and plan of attack to
  • Have you ever signed a contract without fully understanding it? Does all the legalese begin running together? Better yet, have you ever signed a contract without even reading it?       Well if your answer is yes, you are not alone; I am sure most of us are guilty of doing this at some point. Most people come into contact with some type of contract on a regular basis.  It could be a contract
  • Forming a Virginia Limited Liability Company (LLC) in 5 Steps 1. Select a Name for your Limited Liability Company (LLC) The first thing you need to do to start the process to formally set up a Limited Liability Company (LLC) is to pick a name. The name must be distinguishable from other business entity names, either active (excluding general partnerships), designated, registered, or reserved for use by another business entity in the Virginia State Corporation
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