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It Is About The Money – Charlottesville Personal Injury Attorney

Yvonne Griffin explains why a personal injury case is only about the money. Please contact us if you need legal advice about auto accidents. Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Charlottesville, Harrisonburg and Lake Monticello 434-973-7474 www.TGBLaw.com Yvonne T. Griffin’s Bio Page    

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Don’t Lose Your Driver’s License Over Unpaid Court Costs And Fines│Attorney Leila Higgins-Fleishman

Unpaid Court Costs And Fines Can Result In Suspended Driver’s License:  Here’s What You Can Do About It How You Get Court Debt Court debt is a combination of fines for civil or criminal violations and court costs. Each court determines its own costs, ranging from witness fees to administrative costs. While part of a Read More

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Do I Qualify for an Expungement? │ Attorney Andre A. Hakes

Criminal records are the gift that keeps on giving.    In Virginia, when you are charged with a crime, even a misdemeanor, the information about that charge is entered into the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN, pronounced “Vee-sin”, and maintained by the Virginia State Police) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC, maintained by the FBI) Read More

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Must Report Taxable Earnings To Benefit From SSD │ Attorney Mary Ann Barnes

If my earnings are “under the table”, I’m self-employed or I work for my spouse, will I still be able to receive Social Security Disability benefits if needed? In order to accumulate earnings for Social Security Retirement benefits and Social Security Disability benefits, you must report taxable earnings.  If you are self- employed, must pay Read More

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Do I really Need a Power of Attorney or Medical Directive? │ Attorney Mary Ann Barnes

YES!! A power of attorney allows you to name an agent to manage your financial affairs.  A medical directive allows you to name an agent to make medical decisions for you in the event you are unable to make them yourself.  Do not wait until you are in need of these documents. If you do Read More

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Should I fight my Speeding Ticket? │ Attorney Leila Higgins-Fleishman

Should I fight my Speeding Ticket? Whether or not to fight your speeding ticket involves a calculus depending on your own circumstances and the jurisdiction your ticket is in. There are more costs to a speeding ticket than just paying the fine and court costs, which you should consider: Insurance: You should call your insurance Read More

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Why You Need A Gun Trust │ Attorney Russell Kruse

What is a Gun Trust and why do I need one? A Gun Trust is a carefully drafted document which creates something that can legally hold title/own your firearms. Like all trusts, there must be a trustee (who controls the firearms owned by the trust) and at least one beneficiary (who may benefit from the Read More

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The Story Of A Title IX Sexual Misconduct Charge At UVA │ Attorney Andre Hakes

What not to Say or Do if you are accused of sexual misconduct as a student at the University of Virginia CHAPTER ONE: It is 8:15 and you have just rolled out of bed to go to class. You check your email, and there is a message there from the Office of the President. That Read More

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What is a Living Will? │ Attorney Mary Ann Barnes

In Virginia, a living will generally refers to a clause in our Advanced Medical Directive that states “do not keep me alive in a vegetative state”. At Tucker Griffin Barnes, we start with the Medical Directive provided in the Virginia Code.   A person can alter this clause depending on their personal wishes.  For example, a Read More

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VAR Contract & HOA Restrictions │ Attorney William D. Tucker, III

Tucker’s Tips  Tip 17-2016: VAR Contract and HOA Restrictions Tucker’s Tip 16-2016 discussed that in some situations where there is “no HOA,” there still may be a set of restrictions and covenants that limit the Purchaser’s use of the property. If a recorded set of CCRs or other type of restrictions governs property not in Read More

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