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Successfully Negotiating Liens: How Our Law Firm Helped Heirs Eliminate Debts on an Inherited Estate

When a family member passes away, their heirs may inherit a property that has outstanding debts, such as liens. These debts can create a significant burden and limit the heirs’ ability to sell or transfer the property. Negotiating with lien holders can be an effective way to reduce or eliminate these debts. Our law firm Read More

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When Does Workers’ Compensation Apply in Virginia?

In Virginia, workers’ compensation insurance is required for employers who have three or more employees. This means that if you work for an employer who has three or more employees, and you are injured on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Independent contractors are generally not considered employees and this distinction Read More

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Do you have to pay your health insurance back if you recover money in a personal injury case?

From the Personal Injury Attorneys at Tucker Griffin Barnes: The general rule in Virginia is “NO”. Virginia Code  §38.2-3405(A) states in pertinent part, “[n]o insurance contract providing hospital, medical, surgical and similar or related benefits . . .  delivered or issued for delivery or providing for payment of benefits to or on behalf of persons Read More

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Bankruptcy Law Changes: Student Loan Debt Discharge Is Now Easier for Borrowers

Student loan debt is one of the most significant financial burdens faced by Americans today, with more than 43 million people in the United States owing a total of $1.7 trillion in student loans.[1] To alleviate this financial crisis, bankruptcy laws have undergone significant changes that may make it easier for borrowers to discharge their Read More

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Mediation: Saving Money, Time, and Providing Benefits to Clients

Legal disputes can be costly, time-consuming, and emotionally draining for all parties involved. Fortunately, mediation offers a way to resolve disputes outside of the courtroom, providing many additional benefits. Mediation is a confidential process in which a neutral third party (the mediator) helps the parties involved reach a mutually acceptable agreement. The mediator does not Read More

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New Title IX Regulations are Good News for Accused Students at UVA

The new regulations governing Title IX Sexual Misconduct proceedings at colleges and universities have been released, and they become effective on August 14, 2020.  Below are a few of the changes, and what they mean for accused students at UVA: Attorney Cross-Examination: BEFORE:  Parties had to submit questions in writing to the Title IX Chair, Read More

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Virginia Landlord-Tenant Law During COVID-19

Virginia Landlord–Tenant Law in the Time of COVID-19 The pandemic and resulting shutdown of most economic activity has affected everyone in Virginia. Many Virginians have lost jobs and many more may still have jobs, but have lost income. This has put people in the stark position of needing to decide if they will pay their Read More

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Protective Orders During COVID-19

Protective orders are some of the only matters still being heard by Virginia Courts during the COVID-19 shut down. They are still being heard on the same schedule as they were before the shut-down, and the same standard still applies. For cases involving family or household members, the question from the judge to the Petitioner Read More

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When Railroad Crossings Become a Real Estate Problem

Tucker’s Tips for Realtors and Lenders: Selling or Buying Land With A Railroad Crossing On It The Good News: Most railroad crossings in Virginia are over a state road and there are no issues with the legal ability to cross the railroad tracks (Just remember to obey the railroad signals and to look carefully both Read More

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How Does Workers’ Compensation Work In Virginia?

Skilled Workers’ Compensation Attorney | Charlottesville, Virginia Injured at work? Your employer needs to make things right. We can hold them accountable. We help our clients put their lives back together. Free Consultation. Call us. Lynn A. Bradley – Workers’ Compensation Attorney I’VE HAD A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACCIDENT, WHAT DO I DO RIGHT NOW? Be certain Read More

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