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What are the Consequences of Underage Drinking in Virginia?

You’re at a party and you’ve been drinking. Next thing you know, the cops are everywhere. A million things are going through your mind. Questions like: “What are the penalties” & “Do I really need an attorney?” Attorney Matthew Schottmiller at Schottmiller Law can help answer your questions. Under Virginia Code §4.01-305, it is unlawful…

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Types of Trusts

Estate planning isn’t anyone’s favorite topic of conversation, but the fact remains that it is one of critical importance.  One option to consider as you do your planning is to create a trust.  Trusts have several general benefits, the chief of which is helping to avoid the costs, privacy concerns, and delays of probate court. Other…

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Managing The Estate Planning Process

I recently posted about the different types of trusts one might consider when estate planning.  The next major decision to make after starting a trust is selecting someone to manage it.  However, you might not have someone in your life that you have faith in to manage such an important matter properly.  Not only that,…

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Criminal Lawyer: Battered Woman Syndrome Defense for Abused Women

Repetitive physical and psychological abuse can prompt people to commit violence against their tormentors. In this case, the defendant may claim abuse defense. An example of this is the Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS), a mental condition associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that is currently admissible in most states, including Virginia.  One of the best…

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Credible Salem Law Firm Helps People with Estate Planning Strategies

The untimely passing of Hollywood actor Paul Walker in late November 2013 left a significant impact on the entertainment industry, especially among those he worked with in the Fast and the Furious movie franchise. It also posed some issues with passing down his estate to his family, according to Forbes contributors Andy and Danielle Mayoras. Both authors noted some…

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Bankruptcy Laws – What You Need to Know

Most individuals who are suffering through a financial crisis – either due to poor financial decisions or rough circumstances – do not realize the consequences of being caught in such a predicament. Unfortunately, if they do undergo such a predicament, most don’t know how to get out of it. Bankruptcy is, to put it simply,…

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