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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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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 │The TRID Experience

Tucker’s Tips   Tip 8-2016:  The TRID Experience – With the new TRID laws in place for over four months, Tucker’s Tips has made the following observations about how TRID is affecting settlements:  1.  Closings are taking about a week longer than before TRID. (This experience is apparently not just in our area. They are taking Read More

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William D. Tucker, III │Sharing Information Can Make TRID Easier

Tucker’s Tips   Tip 7-2016:  Sharing Information Can Make TRID Easier –  Navigating a closing with the new TRID laws can prove difficult, especially when completing the CD which requires more information than the HUD and/or GFE. Tucker’s Tips has found that including certain information in the Contract can help make the closing process under TRID Read More

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Should you “Voluntarily” speak with the police, or not?

Officer Not So Friendly: A Choose-Your-Own-Misadventure Story The Hope Diamond is missing, and Officer Friendly thinks you stole it.  He types your name into a computer, and instantly knows where you work, where you live, what you drive, and whether or not you’ve been in trouble before. He calls you on the telephone, and tells Read More

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New Bankruptcy Attorney | Tucker Griffin Barnes Blog

New attorney at Tucker Griffin Barnes — We’re very proud to announce that Shannon T. Morgan has joined our firm as an associate attorney. Shannon practices Bankruptcy, including Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Her multi-state experience and calm approach to helping clients will be a great addition to the Charlottesville community. Please consider recommending Shannon Read More

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Tax Breaks Moving Forward | Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Blog

Real Estate Tax Breaks Moving Forward On May 13th, the Senate finally agreed to debate EXPRIRE (Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency) a bill that would renew a number of tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013. Included in those tax breaks is the Mortgage Debt Relief Act or Debt Forgiveness Act. Under Read More

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Termination of Real Estate Contract | Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Blog

It is common knowledge in the real estate community that a buyer has three days after the receipt of an HOA disclosure packet to review the documents. Within the three days, the buyer can decide if they want to terminate the contract due to the information contained in the HOA packet.  A few months ago, Read More

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Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit | Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Blog

The Cost of Raising a Child with Cerebral Palsy: Children with cerebral palsy require therapy, extended medical care, and other cerebral palsy treatments that can cause a significant financial hardship.  Some have estimated the average cost to raise a child with cerebral palsy to be $921,000.  If your child developed cerebral palsy because of the Read More

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Using An Internation Chemical Weapons Treaty Against A Woman Scorned

“The notion that some things go without saying applies to legislation just as it does to everyday life.” –SCOTUS Really?  The law lives and dies by semantic and technical absurdities.  You mean there’s a limit? The issue in the following case was the applicability of an international chemical weapons treaty to a woman scorned.  No, really.  That Read More

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