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Avoiding Real Estate Settlement Wire Fraud

Realtors: It’s all over the news here, here, and here. If you haven’t had the nightmare, someone you know has: your client receives an innocuous email and follow-up phone call from someone who claims to be from the Settlement Agent’s office updating their wire instructions. Wanting nothing to postpone the home purchase, your client complies Read More

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2014 Memorial Day (Real Estate Closing Advice)

Good news! All the Clerk’s Offices, Banks and Attorney’s Offices will be closed on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day (is summer really here?).  Remember, all closings which need to occur before Memorial Day should be completed by Friday, May 23. The Clerk’s Offices stop recording around 4 PM on Friday afternoon. Accordingly, all closings Read More

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Don’t Let The Bank Delay Your Residential Closing

Due to recent updates in wire transfer guidelines, several major banks will not allow a client to wire funds out of their account to their Settlement Attorney unless the client goes to a local branch in person.  A number of clients have bank accounts in institutions that are out of state, like US Bank or Read More

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Consumer Protection Tip – Move-in/Move-out Day from Apartment

Did you know Va law requires your landlord to provide a move-in/move-out sheet when you take possession of a new apartment? You can note existing damage on this form.  This will make it difficult for a landlord to make deductions from your security deposit for damages you did not cause. Tucker Griffin Barnes Charlottesville, VA Read More

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Charlottesville Defense Attorney – Don’t Respond to that University of Virginia Police Email!

Charlottesville Criminal Defense Attorney for University Students. YOU’VE GOT MAIL FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA POLICE!  Who’s afraid of an email or a text message?  Especially one so cheery as this: Hi Bobby, My name is Suzie Q , and I work for the University Police Department.  I tried calling you but got your voice Read More

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Charlottesville DUI Attorney – Don’t Take that Field Sobriety Test

Charlottesville DUI Attorney. Our criminal defense partner, Andre Hakes, was interviewed for the following story by NBC29 news. She explains why you should never agree to a field sobriety test. Please contact us if you have additional questions. NBC29 Video:  Passing a Field Sobriety Test Difficult – Drunk or Sober Andre Hakes Tucker Griffin Barnes Read More

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Charlottesville Personal Injury Attorney: What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Charlottesville Personal Injury Attorney. Firm partner, Yvonne Griffin, discusses why it’s difficult to determine the value of a personal injury case until all treatments are finished. Video:  What is my personal injury case worth?    Tucker Griffin Barnes Charlottesville, VA 434-973-7474     <!–Firm partner, Yvonne Griffin, discusses why it’s difficult to determine the Read More

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