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What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order?

Posted on May 31, 2013

A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is a court Order directing an employer to segregate retirement accounts and award a spouse his or her share of the other’s retirement account – like a pension, 401(k), etc.  A QDRO is usually created simultaneously or shortly after entering the Final Divorce Decree, although your attorney may advise you […]

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Categories: Articles, Divorce

Women’s Injuries Discussed on Central Virginia Legal Aid Radio

Posted on May 8, 2013

From the broadcast: “Private attorney Colleen Quinn talks about women’s injuries, whether from assault, sexual assault, or rape, and explains how these cases are presented from initial evidence gathering to trial strategy.” Listen to the complete broadcast  »

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Why Pre-Nuptial Agreements Do Not Solve All Divorce Problems

Posted on April 8, 2013

Introduction Premarital agreements (also called antenuptial; prenuptial contracts; or “pre-nups”) are entered into by prospective spouses who wish to privately and contractually vary, limit or relinquish certain marital property and support rights that they would otherwise acquire by reason of their impending marriage. Whether a premarital agreement is necessary or even a good idea, is […]

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Categories: Divorce

New Quinn Presentation Available: “From Prosecution to Suit: Civil Recoveries for Criminal Acts”

Posted on February 22, 2013

From the course description: “When the unthinkable happens and someone becomes a victim of a rape, sexual assault or other crime of violence, justice is often sought through the criminal justice system.  However, there is another important side to seeking justice beyond criminal sanctions and penalties against a perpetrator: the civil remedies that may be […]

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Categories: News, Personal Injury

Quinn Presents on “Family Formation, Protection and Preservation for LGBT Families in Virginia”

Posted on February 22, 2013

Attorney Colleen M. Quinn presented in January 2013 a workshop on “Family Formation, Protection and Preservation for LGBT Families in Virginia” at the Equality Virginia’s Day of Action. Below is an excerpt found at http://www.gayrva.com/news-views/equality-virginias-day-of-action-get-constituents-close-to-legislators-photos-from-reception Hoang sat in on a workshop by Colleen Quinn, an attorney with Locke & Quinn. This workshop, “Family Formation, Protection […]

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Categories: Family Law, LGBT, News

Paralegal Carol Hassett Appears as Family Law Guest Speaker at University of Richmond

Posted on February 22, 2013

Recently, our paralegal Carol Hassett appeared as a guest speaker for the Family Law class at the University of Richmond. This is a core class in the Paralegal Studies program through the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. As an alumna of University of Richmond, Carol appreciates the opportunity to provide insight to those wanting […]

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Categories: Family Law, News

The Divorce Attorney’s Role

Posted on January 21, 2013

A divorce can be a stressful time for all parties, emotionally, financially and legally. There may be considerations of property division,  separation and settlement, child custody issues, motions to file, court fees to pay and appearances in court. Fortunately, attorneys at Locke and Quinn can help with all of these tough aspects of your divorce. […]

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Categories: Divorce

The “Fault” Divorce in Virginia

Posted on November 30, 2012

Besides the “No Fault” Divorce in Virginia, a couple also may get divorced on the grounds of “fault.” Typically the divorce papers can be filed as soon as the fault grounds come into existence. The various types of “fault” are as follows: 1. Adultery, Sodomy or Buggery. While adultery (cheating on a spouse by having […]

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Categories: Divorce

The “No Fault” Divorce In Virginia

Posted on November 30, 2012

In Virginia, like many other states, there does not have to be “fault” placed on one spouse in order to obtain a divorce. Instead, a couple may obtain a “no fault” divorce upon a showing that, for more than one year, the husband and wife both intended to and continuously lived separate and apart without […]

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Categories: Divorce

Prenuptial, Postnuptial and Partnership Agreements in Virginia

Posted on October 2, 2012

Protect Yourself Before You Merge, And Even After Merging by Colleen M. Quinn A prenuptial agreement doesn’t seem very romantic. It is difficult to talk about—and can even be somewhat emotional. However, for most folks who are contemplating marriage, it is essential. Many marriages and committed relationships end in divorce, without a happily-ever-after. That is […]

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