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Quinn Installed as President of the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association (MRWBA)

“Colleen M. Quinn has been installed as president of the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association (MRWBA). Quinn is a principal at Locke Partin DeBoer & Quinn, where she directs the firm’s Women’s Injury Law Center and the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center. Quinn is a graduate of William and Mary and the University of Virginia […]

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Categories: News

New Quinn Presentation Available: “Ethical Representation of the Placing Parent in Adoptions”

From the course description: “In adoption proceedings, it is crucial that attorneys follow the appropriate ethical guidelines in representing the placing parent in order to avoid, and reduce, contested placements. In addition to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys has an additional Code of Ethics that is especially […]

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Categories: Adoption

New Quinn Presentation Available: “Ethically Drafting Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Contracts”

From the course description: “Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) contracts include extremely complex and sensitive issues that prompt a number of ethical concerns for attorneys. In this extremely beneficial program, Colleen Quinn guides attorneys on the ethical standards of ART contract drafting under both the ABA Rules of Professional Conduct and the American Academy of Assisted […]

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Categories: Adoption

Building Families and Rebuilding Lives

Colleen M. Quinn, attorney and partner with Locke & Quinn, was featured in a recent issue of Virginia Super Lawyers. Ms. Quinn discussed her practice in an article titled “Building Families and Rebuilding Lives“: Clients of multidisciplinary lawyer Colleen Quinn have a history teacher to thank. “When we would get our tests back, which were […]

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Categories: Family Law, News

Division of Real Estate In Divorce

When parties get divorced, the way in which the real estate is titled can determine what may happen with the property. If the real property is acquired during the marriage, it is presumed to be marital property regardless of how the property is titled.  However, how the property is titled can affect how the court […]

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Categories: Articles, Divorce

Division of Personal Property

When a couple gets divorced, one of the questions they have is, what happens to our stuff? How does that work? Parties have several options available to them in dividing personal property (private, movable property, i.e., not real estate) upon divorce. Parties may draft a Property Settlement Agreement (PSA), divvying up the assets contractually, usually […]

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Categories: Articles, Divorce

What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order?

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

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

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”

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
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