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Changing Your Name and Gender on Your Virginia Birth Certificate

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 […]

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Categories: Articles, LGBT

Locke & Quinn Win Prestigious 2015 Litigator Award

Locke & Quinn named 2015 Litigator Award Winner. Having been conferred this prestigious National Award, the firm ranks among the Top 1% of all lawyers for: Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Litigation…

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Categories: Featured, News

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

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 […]

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Salon and Spa Injuries

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…

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

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 […]

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Categories: Adoption, Articles

Civil Recoveries for Victims of Criminal Acts*

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 […]

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Quinn Receives Family Law Service Award

We’re please to announce that Colleen M. Quinn has been named the 2015 recipient of the Family Law Service Award presented by the Virginia State Bar’s Family Law Section. According to the release from the Virginia State Bar, “The award recognizes people and organizations that have improved family, domestic relations, or juvenile law in Virginia.” […]

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Categories: News

Avoiding Common Child Support Pitfalls

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 […]

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Categories: Family Law

Quinn helps lesbian couple win right to have their names on their children’s birth certificates

From a recent Richmond Times-Dispatch piece on couple Maria and Joanni Hayman’s successful fight to have their names on children’s birth certificates: [A]fter an 18-month game of wait-and-see as the issue of gay marriage was being settled in Virginia, Richmond Judge Designate T.J. Markow last month ordered the Office of Vital Records in the Virginia […]

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Categories: LGBT, News
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