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Should I fight my Speeding Ticket?

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 UVA Title IX Sexual Misconduct Charge

Title IX Sexual Misconduct Attorney | Charlottesville, Virginia Andre Hakes – Criminal Defense Attorney Contact us today for an Initial Consultation – It’s the first step to protecting yourself. 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 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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No HOA – Double Check │ Attorney William D. Tucker, III

Tip 16-2016: NO HOA – Double Check! The VAR Contract, in Paragraph 23, “The Property Owners Association Disclosure”, indicates whether or not the property being purchased is within a Home Owners Association (HOA). However, just because the “Is Not Located” box is checked does not necessarily mean the property is free from a set of Read More

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The No Financing Affidavit │ Attorney William D. Tucker, III

Tucker’s Tips The No Financing Affidavit Assuming the Seller has no outstanding loans on the Property being sold (Deeds of Trust, HELOCS, Equity Lines), the Purchaser’s title company, while doing the title search, will find there is no mortgage on the property. The title company will accordingly request that the Seller sign a “No Financing Read More

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William D. Tucker, III │ Last Minute Changes on the CD

Tucker’s Tips  Tip 13-2016:  TRID – Last Minute Changes on the CD Here is another example of why it’s important to stay flexible during the closing process now dictated by TRID regulations. Although lenders theoretically have to tell the Purchaser how much money is needed for the closing well in advance of the actual settlement, Read More

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William D. Tucker, III │Choose Your Own Settlement Agent

Tip 12-2016:  Choose Your Own Settlement Agent Never choose the settlement agent selected by the REO bank as the seller. That settlement agent’s primary relationship is with the REO bank. Tucker’s Tips encounters time and again how using the REO selling bank’s closing agent causes needless issues and delays for a settlement.  For example, we Read More

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Basics of Virginia Personal Injury

You may have a personal injury claim if someone caused an accident in which you were injured. These cases can be complex and lengthy, and the laws surrounding them confusing. A personal injury lawyer in Virginia can help you understand your rights. Where to File The appropriate venue for your suit depends on the value Read More

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