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The Importance of Basic Estate Planning

Posted on October 2, 2012

Many adults mistakenly believe that they do not need any estate planning documents.Every adult should have three important documents: a durable power of attorney; an advance medical directive; and a last will and testament.  These documents need to be prepared while the adult is competent. Even healthy young adults should have these documents as incapacity […]

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Categories: Estate Planning

Virginia Same Sex Family Formation – The New Frontier

Posted on July 19, 2012

Family Formation Options for Single Parents and Same-Sex Couples in Virginia – Assisted Reproductive Technology, Adoption and Other Legal Options Colleen Marea Quinn, Esq. The Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center at Locke & Quinn www.virginia-adoption-attorney.com www.reproductionattorney.com quinn@lockequinn.com Family formation for singles and same-sex couples in Virginia is not always as easy as it is in […]

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Categories: Adoption, LGBT

Can Spousal Support be Modified or Terminated?

Posted on June 28, 2012

Modification of spousal support and termination of spousal support are treated differently by the courts, so we will discuss modification of spousal support first. The answer to the question depends on how the spousal support was established.  If a court established the spousal support award, the amount of spousal support can be modified (increased or […]

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What is a GAL (Guardian ad litem)?

Posted on June 25, 2012

A Guardian ad litem (GAL) is a lawyer appointed by the court to represent the best interests of minor children in matters of custody and visitation pending before the court.  Should litigants in such cases desire for the appointment of a GAL, they may, through their counsel, motion the court with this request and may […]

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Categories: Education

Equitable Distribution

Posted on June 22, 2012

Incident to a divorce, the trial court has the authority to divide the marital property and marital debts of the parties.  In Virginia, this process is called equitable distribution.  The equitable distribution statute, which is found in Virginia Code Section 20-107.3, requires the trial court to classify, value and then divide the parties’ assets and […]

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Categories: Divorce, Education

Oh Baby, Adoption’s a Fabulous Option!

Posted on April 19, 2012

Colleen M. Quinn Esq. presents a Free Workshop on April 24 Click here to download a PDF of the announcement.

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Categories: Workshops
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Paying Medical Bills Following An Accident

Posted on April 14, 2012

If you are in an accident – and you are injured – be sure to know the various sources for getting your medical bills paid. These include: health insurance, workers compensation (if the accident happened while you were on the job), medical payments coverage and, lastly, liability coverage. Regardless of who is at fault for […]

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What Can a Court Decide in a Divorce?

Posted on April 12, 2012

Other than dissolving the marriage, what other decisions can a divorce court make? Jurisdiction for divorce cases in Virginia is created by laws passed by the Virginia General Assembly. The Circuit Courts in Virginia have jurisdiction over divorces. By statue, the Circuit Courts can not only dissolve the marriage once grounds for divorce have been […]

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Categories: Divorce, Education

Virginia This Morning: NAWBO/Girl Scouts Partnership

Posted on March 29, 2012

Attorney Colleen Quinn, who serves as the current President of the Richmond Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) was featured on Virginia This Morning, Channel 6, on March 28, 2012, regarding NAWBO’s new mentorship program with the Girl Scouts. http://wtvr.com/2012/03/28/virginia-this-morning-nawbogirl-scouts-partnership/

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Categories: News

Gamete Donation – Buyer Beware

Posted on February 28, 2012

Protecting Donors as to the Sperm They Donate and Protecting Recipients of the Sperm Used to Create: The Unfortunate Story of a “Sperm Warranty” Gone Afoul By Colleen M. Quinn, Esq., Fellow of AAARTA and AAAA The recent lawsuit out of North Texas underscores the need for donors and recipients of gametes (sperm or egg) […]

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Categories: Adoption, News
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