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December 2017 Archives

Which parent claims a child as dependent after divorce?

Divorce between two parents is rarely easy, but some parents cause themselves unnecessary frustration and risk compromising the quality of life they provide to their children in the process. Often, this is because they do not properly address all the pertinent issues in their custody and parenting agreements.

Will Virginia police support needle exchange programs?

Drug addiction is in the news a lot these days, particularly when it comes to heroin. While this drug is unlawful in Virginia and every other state in the nation, there are still those who will possess and use these illicit substances. While prosecutors may simply want to throw the book at drug offenders, others in Virginia may want to seek ways to help these people overcome their addictions.

Anticipate the unexpected through estate planning

Most people in Virginia don't anticipate dying young. Unfortunately, it can happen. People develop fatal illnesses; are involved in deadly car crashes; or have their lives cut short in other ways. When the unthinkable happens, what will happen to your loved ones who must move on from their loss?

It pays to have an understanding of the estate tax

Many people in Virginia may have heard of the federal estate tax, but may not be entirely sure what it is or if it even applies to them. In fact, under current law most estates do not wind up being taxed when a person dies. And, for those who would pay an estate tax, this obligation may be repealed by 2024 if certain pieces of legislation are passed.

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