Areas of Practice

Business Entity Formation

  • Formation of Corporations
  • Formation of Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnership Agreements
  • State Compliance

Civil Litigation

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Claims of Monetary Damage
  • Contract Disputes

Divorce

Our firm provides counsel in all aspects of the divorce process.  Whether your divorce is contested, uncontested, not been filed or has been finalized, legal representation is a necessary component to obtaining your fair share of marital assets, protecting separate assets from your partner, obtaining child support and/or spousal support, and determining child custody and visitation schedules.

We handle divorces that are contested and uncontested.  Contested divorces are usually related to fault grounds such as adultery, desertion, physical or mental cruelty.  They also involve  the dispute over your property rights.  If you have any of these issues, you should contact an attorney to determine your rights in order that you do not negate them through other actions.  Uncontested divorces are usually where parties have split previously and have waited either six months if no minor children or one year if they have minor children.  Uncontested divorces also result in an agreement on property rights.

Property rights are determined on various factors such as whether the assets are marital separate or hybrid property.  A meeting on property rights is a necessary component in contested and uncontested divorces in order to determine how best to proceed.  Most property rights are settled by either a property settlement agreement between the parties or having the Court determine each party’s rights under equitable distribution.

Real Estate

Our firm handles all types of real estate transactions from purchasing and selling homes, refinancing, sales contracts, real estate litigation, contractor disputes, construction loans, leases and options, and for sale by owner transactions.  We also handle commercial real estate transactions including the creation or use of limited liability companies or corporations.

Wills and Estates

Virginia creates a will for every citizen but for  most people, the state’s will is not what the client wants to do with their money and property.  A will allows you the ability to determine who gets your assets, when they get them, and under what conditions.  Wills also allow you to create trusts to protect assets that you leave to people including minor children.

In addition to wills, you may want to consider the use of a trust to transfer your assets without the need for probate proceedings.

Clients should also consider powers of attorney which allow you to choose a person or persons to make your financial decisions in case you become incapacitated or for convenience.