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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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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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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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Auto Accidents and Personal Injury Lawsuits

If you have suffered an injury in an automobile accident — whether as a driver, a passenger, a motorcyclist, a bicyclist, or a pedestrian — you have a number of options to choose from when it comes to getting compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and other losses stemming from the crash. One such Read More

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Auto Accident: Lapsed Insurance

Grace Period Many times your insurance company provides a period of time before it actually closes your policy. This is a grace period. If you’re within that window, and pay your premiums, coverage will continue to be effective. However, if you’re outside that time period, you may have bigger problems. You might want to inquire Read More

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William D. Tucker, III │Who is on Title to the Property?

Make sure the settlement attorney knows of everyone who will be on the deed to the property, especially if they are not going to be on the loan. Individuals who are not going to be on the loan are sometimes not listed in the contract. (In short sale and REO transactions, the deed into the Read More

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In order to prove an injury by accident in Virginia the injured worker must demonstrate: (1) an identifiable incident; (2) that occurs at some reasonably definite time; (3) an obvious sudden mechanical or structural change in the body; and (4) a causal connection between the incident and the bodily change. Injuries that result from repetitive Read More

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