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

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

Carol Hassett Appears as Guest Speaker for Susan Brewer’s Family Law Class

Breaking News!  Carol Hassett continues to talk the talk.  In addition to her stints at the University of Richmond as a guest speaker to paralegal wannabes, Carol appeared several times this year at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College as a guest speaker for Susan Brewer’s Family Law class.  Carol graduated from Reynolds with an Associate’s […]

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Categories: News

GayRVA.com: “Two-Mom Births Give Hope in New York, But Virginia Still Behind”

Though fertility treatments across the country have started to practice a “two-mom” approach which would allow female same-sex couples to share a role in the biological process, laws around same-sex marriage and parenting are making it difficult for states like Virginia to recognize both women as the parents. … “In New York they have same-sex […]

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Categories: Adoption, LGBT

The New York Times: “Alimony for Your Eggs”

THE end of a marriage is always sad, but divorce can be particularly devastating for a woman who still wants children but whose fertility is on the decline. Her ex may have many years left to start a new family of his own, but by the time she meets a new partner, it may be […]

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GayRVA.com: “Adoption, Parenting Not an Easy Step for Virginia’s Same-sex Couples”

Raising a child is a major step in a relationship that couples have taken for thousands of years. For some families, adoption is the best opportunity to take part in this aspect of life due to physical or biological restraints. Many same-sex couples wishing to start a family have turned to adoption, but laws restricting […]

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Categories: Adoption, LGBT

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
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