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February 2019 Archives

Virginia bill increases penalties for certain DUI offense

It is well known that drunk driving can cause car accidents. Some of these accidents seriously injure other people on the road. Accidents as these can lead to DWI charges, including DWI maiming of another. However, one bill making its way through the Virginia legislature will change the way these incidents are penalized.

Parallel parenting can benefit parents in a high-conflict divorce

When parents in Virginia divorce, the pain, sadness and anger they may have with one another may not disappear the moment the divorce decree is signed. These emotions can still be felt for years to come. However, if the couple has a child together, they will need to work together in some capacity to raise their child despite their divorce.

3 signs that it's time to talk to a divorce attorney

There are many people who claim that the modern divorce rate is the result of a generation unwilling to compromise or wait things out in relationships. However, the truth is that divorce rates have gone up because divorce is more socially acceptable. People feel comfortable leaving relationships that are unhappy or toxic when they may not have made the same decision decades ago.

Mergers and acquisitions are complex business law undertakings

The business world in Virginia is ever-evolving. It is not unusual to hear of companies merging, especially large companies. These can be multi-million-dollar deals, so it can help to have a basic understanding of the variety of activities that fall under the umbrella of mergers and acquisitions.

Amazon CEO to divorce wife after 25 years of marriage

When a high-profile couple decides to divorce, their personal life can be placed in the limelight. For example, people in Virginia may be interested to hear that the founder and CEO of Amazon has announced he and his wife are ending their marriage. Touted as the world's richest person, Jeff Bezos and his wife had been married for 25 years. The couple undertook a trial separation before making the ultimate decision to divorce.

Visitors to Virginia need a local lawyer to fight traffic charges

Traveling -- whether you are out for business or pleasure -- brings with it a host of stresses, including the potential for legal issues in other states. People travel through Virginia on their way to vacation, to visit family or to important business meetings. These individuals could wind up breaking the law in Virginia by driving too fast or in a manner that Virginia law enforcement deems reckless.

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