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The cost of civil litigation in the U.S. continues to increase.  If you are a business owner or officer, you can expect that your company will likely face numerous disputes that could or do result in litigation.  Often initial estimates of the legal costs are modified – heavily – as the case progresses. There can be different reasons for the modifications, but one of the primary reasons given is that no one knows how the other side will litigate the case. Will they be very...
In Virginia, when a property owner fails to pay assessments to the community association, the association has the option of filing a judgment lien or a memorandum of lien against the owner’s property as a means of securing the debt. The benefit of a lien is that it attaches to the property of the debtor, which increases the likelihood that the secured debt will be paid. A lien will prevent the property owner from selling the property or refinancing without first paying the...
Computer software has driven a significant part of our economy for the last half-century. From simple DOS programs to complex software and mobile apps that currently drive business and industry, innovation in software and computer technology continue to move at an increasingly fast pace. As a result, intellectual property protections afforded to computer and software innovations have changed dramatically.  Before you spend a lot of money to have a patent application prepared...
As we begin a new year, many of us look to the future and begin to plan changes in our lives. Unfortunately, for many people the old adage “out with the old and in with the new” involves ending a marriage or other long-term relationship. As with any other major change in life, it is important to plan for a possible divorce or separation. Therefore, as we begin 2018 it might be helpful to review a few tips in planning for an impending divorce. Seek counseling/therapy- Prior...
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