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New Practice Area: Virginia Uncontested Divorces and Separation Agreements

The Law Office is expanding its practice areas to include Virginia uncontested divorces and separation agreements.  Virginia residents and servicemembers or spouses stationed in Virginia should contact the Law Office to discuss any separation and divorce issues that may be resolved amicably and without the need for protracted litigation.  Virginia recognizes two forms of no-fault uncontested divorce: (1) the spouses have been living apart for at least six months, with no minor children and a separation agreement; or (2) the spouses have been living apart for at least twelve months. Read More …


The Military’s Role in Civilian Investigations

The Ninth Circuit recently published an interesting opinion highlighting the increasing role military investigators play in some civilian prosecutions. In United States v. Dreyer, the appellate court held that military investigators violated Posse Comitatus by providing direct assistance to civilian law enforcement. The Posse Comitatus Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1385, prohibits Army and Air Force military personnel from participating in civilian law enforcement activities unless authorized by law.  Department of Defense regulations and case law extend the prohibition to the Navy and Marine Corps. While Posse Comitatus is often discussed whenever the military provides assistanceRead More …


Check before you fire your employee

For most small businesses the hiring and firing processes bring some of the business’s trickiest and most important moments. On the one hand, hiring an employee, while bringing legal responsibility and potential legal liability, is a positive sign of growth and potential for the business. On the other hand, firing an employee may be one of the most difficult decisions the business makes and it can be fraught with potential legal issues. This blog post only discusses issues relevant to the firing process. One of the most common small businessRead More …