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What You Need to Know About Legal and Physical Custody of a Child

Posted on October 28, 2014

There are two types of custody which are as follows: 1. Legal custody. This defines who has the authority to make decisions regarding the health, education, and welfare of the child. 2. Physical custody. This defines where the child will physically reside. Child custody is a difficult topic to discuss given that it typically involves […]

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Categories: Articles, Family Law

Child Visitation Rights: Who Gets Them and Why

Posted on October 13, 2014

Who can get visitation rights to spend time with a minor child? The Juvenile and Domestic Relations district court determines who is allowed to spend time with a minor child in a manner that is in the best interest of the growth and development of the child. In most cases, the court only considers the […]

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Categories: Articles, Family Law

What to Look for When Selecting an Attorney

Posted on October 9, 2014

Selecting an attorney can be a similar experience to taking your car to the auto shop. Unless you have studied to be an auto mechanic or have worked on cars, you may wonder whether your car really needs the repairs or whether the amounts charged are reasonable. In other words, you are at the mercy […]

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Categories: Articles

Premises Liability Law Article at Work It, Richmond

Posted on April 13, 2014

I recently published an article on the topic of premises liability law at Work It, Richmond. It begins: When customers or clients enter business establishments, many customers think that a business must ensure that the property is 100% safe to prevent a customer from injury – but that is not necessarily the law in Virginia. […]

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Categories: News, Personal Injury

Separate Property Article at Work It, Richmond

Posted on April 1, 2014

Shannon Otto and I recently published an article on the topic of separate property at Work It, Richmond. It begins: In a divorce, the division of marital assets and debts is known as equitable distribution. One big area of dispute in equitable distribution cases is where one party’s separately owned property increases in value over […]

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Categories: Divorce, News

Shannon Otto on Separate Property

Posted on March 11, 2014

In a divorce, the trial court has the authority to divide the marital property and debts of the parties. As part of this equitable distribution process, the trial court is required to classify, value and ultimately divide the parties’ marital property assets and debts. An asset that is properly classified as one party’s separate property […]

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Categories: Divorce

Richard Locke on Pre-nuptial Agreements

Posted on March 11, 2014

Almost everyone who gets married thinks that it will last until the death of one of the parties – in fact that pledge is made at most weddings – unfortunately about one half of those people end up being wrong. Divorce courts are given broad discretion in dividing property and setting spousal support. Pre-nuptial agreements (“Prenups”) can eliminate many of the uncertainties and risks associated […]

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Categories: Divorce

New Quinn Presentation Available: “Assisted Reproductive Technology Contracts: Drafting Fundamentals”

Posted on March 6, 2014

From the course description: "Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) contracts include extremely complex and sensitive issues that prompt a number of drafting concerns for attorneys. In her third installment on ART, Colleen Quinn returns to guide attorneys through the important considerations surrounding ART contract drafting.  Ms. Quinn will provide an extensive road map that incorporates specific structural […]

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Categories: Adoption, News

Quinn Helps Craft Bill to Make Adoption Easier for Same-sex Couples in Virginia

Posted on January 14, 2014

Two bills hoping to make second parent adoption easier for couples in Virginia, including same-sex couples, are headed to the 2014 General Assembly. … The language of the bill has been a large part of Equality Virginia’s legislative schedule for this session. While EV is holding comments on the bill till next week, one of […]

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Categories: Adoption, LGBT, News

“Adopting Through an Adoption Lawyer”: Radio Show Featuring Quinn

Posted on January 2, 2014

Hear Colleen Quinn and other leading adoption attorneys interviewed concerning: What is the adoption process in the US when adopting a baby through an adoption attorney? How do you find an adoption attorney? Who finds the prospective birth mothers? What questions should you ask before hiring? And much more Listen now »

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Categories: Adoption, News
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