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Why Choose a Private Hospital?

Posted on February 22, 2017

Why Choose a Private Hospital? Did you know you are better protected in the event of medical negligence if you choose a private hospital instead of a public one? When selecting a hospital or medical provider for medical treatment – know there is a big difference in the ability to recover for medical negligence as . . . Read more »

Colleen Quinn Wins the Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Posted on March 30, 2016

2016 Women of Excellence Awards Colleen M. Quinn, an attorney and owner of Locke & Quinn, as well as the Quinn Law Centers (including the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center and the Women’s Injury Law Center), was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2016 Women of Excellence Awards, hosted by the Richmond chapter of . . . Read more »

Categories: Articles, News

How do I become an Adoption Attorney?

Posted on March 16, 2016

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Categories: Adoption, Articles, News

Changing Your Name and Gender on Your Virginia Birth Certificate

Posted on February 11, 2016

Virginia Code § 32.1-269(E) says that: Upon receipt of a certified copy of an order of a court of competent jurisdiction indicating that the sex of an individual has been changed by medical procedure and upon request of such person, the State Registrar shall amend such person’s certificate of birth to show the change of . . . Read more »

Categories: Articles, LGBT

Top Nine Tips If You’re in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Posted on January 13, 2016

If you are in a motor vehicle accident and you believe the other driver was at fault, or it is not clear who may have been at fault, what should you do? Call the police. Collect and exchange information with the other drivers, passengers and eyewitnesses. Capturing complete eyewitness information is essential; especially if you . . . Read more »

Salon and Spa Injuries

Posted on December 9, 2015

Most individuals making appointments with beauty or hair salons or medical spas do not anticipate the risk of injury associated with these businesses. However, it is essential to do your homework before making an appointment for a salon or spa procedure – even just a simple highlight or coloring job! It is important to sign . . . Read more »

The New World of Family Formation Options: Adoption versus Gestational Surrogacy

Posted on October 20, 2015

Newborn adoptive placements in the United States today have declined, assisted reproductive technologies have advanced, and the number and acceptance of gestational carriers has increased.   This means that individuals and families seeking to have children now often look to assisted reproductive technologies (commonly referred to as “ART” – and not the kind you hang . . . Read more »

Categories: Adoption, Articles

Civil Recoveries for Victims of Criminal Acts*

Posted on September 10, 2015

Criminal Courts alone do not provide a complete range of actions for criminal acts. With civil recoveries, you may be able to take more comprehensive actions to protect yourself and recover losses. When the unthinkable happens and someone becomes a victim to a rape, sexual assault, battery or other crime of violence, justice is often . . . Read more »

Shared Custody Granted to Biological Father Who Provided Sperm in Turkey Baster Pregnancy

Posted on May 13, 2015

After verbally agreeing to a pregnancy by turkey baster, Robert Boardwine and Joyce Bruce had different visions for each other’s level of involvement in the newborn child’s life. Bruce considered Boardwine to be a sperm donor only and that she would be the only sole parent. Their dispute was decided in Virginia appeals court. In . . . Read more »

Categories: Child Custody

Avoiding Common Child Support Pitfalls

Posted on March 18, 2015

Whether child support is established by the court or an agreement of the parties incorporated into a court order, there are a number of common misconceptions about child support which generate frequent litigation. Oral Modification: A child support order cannot be orally modified by the parties. For example, if the recipient of child support orally . . . Read more »

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Articles

Why Choose a Private Hospital?

Posted on February 22, 2017

Why Choose a Private Hospital? Did you know you are better protected in the event of medical negligence if you choose a private hospital instead of a public one? When selecting a hospital or medical provider for medical treatment – know there is a big difference in the ability to recover for medical negligence as . . . Read more »

Colleen Quinn Wins the Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Posted on March 30, 2016

2016 Women of Excellence Awards Colleen M. Quinn, an attorney and owner of Locke & Quinn, as well as the Quinn Law Centers (including the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center and the Women’s Injury Law Center), was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2016 Women of Excellence Awards, hosted by the Richmond chapter of . . . Read more »

How do I become an Adoption Attorney?

Posted on March 16, 2016

ljaw0e8wsp

Changing Your Name and Gender on Your Virginia Birth Certificate

Posted on February 11, 2016

Virginia Code § 32.1-269(E) says that: Upon receipt of a certified copy of an order of a court of competent jurisdiction indicating that the sex of an individual has been changed by medical procedure and upon request of such person, the State Registrar shall amend such person’s certificate of birth to show the change of . . . Read more »

Top Nine Tips If You’re in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Posted on January 13, 2016

If you are in a motor vehicle accident and you believe the other driver was at fault, or it is not clear who may have been at fault, what should you do? Call the police. Collect and exchange information with the other drivers, passengers and eyewitnesses. Capturing complete eyewitness information is essential; especially if you . . . Read more »

Salon and Spa Injuries

Posted on December 9, 2015

Most individuals making appointments with beauty or hair salons or medical spas do not anticipate the risk of injury associated with these businesses. However, it is essential to do your homework before making an appointment for a salon or spa procedure – even just a simple highlight or coloring job! It is important to sign . . . Read more »

The New World of Family Formation Options: Adoption versus Gestational Surrogacy

Posted on October 20, 2015

Newborn adoptive placements in the United States today have declined, assisted reproductive technologies have advanced, and the number and acceptance of gestational carriers has increased.   This means that individuals and families seeking to have children now often look to assisted reproductive technologies (commonly referred to as “ART” – and not the kind you hang . . . Read more »

Civil Recoveries for Victims of Criminal Acts*

Posted on September 10, 2015

Criminal Courts alone do not provide a complete range of actions for criminal acts. With civil recoveries, you may be able to take more comprehensive actions to protect yourself and recover losses. When the unthinkable happens and someone becomes a victim to a rape, sexual assault, battery or other crime of violence, justice is often . . . Read more »

Shared Custody Granted to Biological Father Who Provided Sperm in Turkey Baster Pregnancy

Posted on May 13, 2015

After verbally agreeing to a pregnancy by turkey baster, Robert Boardwine and Joyce Bruce had different visions for each other’s level of involvement in the newborn child’s life. Bruce considered Boardwine to be a sperm donor only and that she would be the only sole parent. Their dispute was decided in Virginia appeals court. In . . . Read more »

Avoiding Common Child Support Pitfalls

Posted on March 18, 2015

Whether child support is established by the court or an agreement of the parties incorporated into a court order, there are a number of common misconceptions about child support which generate frequent litigation. Oral Modification: A child support order cannot be orally modified by the parties. For example, if the recipient of child support orally . . . Read more »