When Should You Give Someone Power of Attorney

When you give someone power of attorney, you legally designate that person to.make medical, legal, and financial decisions on your behalf. A power of attorney can be specific to one type of decision or can be all-encompassing. While a power of attorney can be helpful to many, the question still remains as to when you should give power of attorney to another person to make decisions for you? There are many situations Read More

How to Find Out If There Are Hidden Assets in Your Divorce

Division of marital property is a commonly contested issue in divorce. Virginia law calls for “equitable distribution” of property, which means dividing the marital assets fairly. A court will consider various factors when deciding what is “equitable,” one of those being the monetary and nonmonetary contributions of both spouses. Some spouses try to hide or disguise assets to keep them from being divided with the Read More

The 3 Types of Virginia Protective Orders

A protective order is a legal document issued by the court. Any person who is a victim of an act of violence, act of force, or who has been subjected to threats of bodily injury, sexual assaults or death, must ensure that a Virginia Protective Order is issued as quickly as possible. Although a Protective Order cannot ultimately stop an abuser who intends harm, it does put certain legal protections in place. If an Read More

5 Strategies for Finding Your Spouse’s Hidden Assets in a Divorce

Unfortunately, in a high net worth divorce, hidden assets are common. Hiding can be done slyly and creatively. An employer may delay payment of a bonus. Assets may be surreptitiously transferred to friends or relatives. It may appear that money has been paid for business services or goods that in fact were never actually purchased. If you think your spouse has hidden assets, here are five smart and ethical strategies Read More

Common Questions About Divorce in Virginia

Getting a divorce can be an overwhelming and exhausting process, emotionally and physically. If you are starting the process of divorce, you may have several questions. We have answers to five common questions about what the coming months will involve and how your personal situation will be affected by the decision to end your marriage. 1. How is Property Divided? In Virginia, property is divided equitably between Read More

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