Virginia Criminal Law Case Outline: Fourth Amendment Cases

The following is an outline of Fourth Amendment case law, with an emphasis on Virginia.  The outline is copied from the Fourth Amendment section of an outline maintained by Richard Collins, an attorney at Collins & Hyman, PLC.  Because Mr. Collins created the outline for his own reference, rather than for publication, the outline contains many abbreviations.  Questions regarding the abbreviations, or …

Virginia Criminal Procedural Case Outline

The following is an outline of Virginia criminal procedure case law.  The procedural law is mainly state specific, and does not focus on constitutional law.  Constitutional procedure cases are located in separate outline.  The outline is copied from the Virginia criminal procedure section of an outline maintained by Richard Collins, an attorney at Collins & Hyman, PLC.  Because Mr. Collins created …

How to Win Default Judgment in Virginia General District Court

Virginia allows plaintiffs to obtain default judgment against a defendant that fails to appear in Virginia General District Court. However, there are numerous rules and steps a plaintiff must follow to obtain default judgment. One misstep can cause serious delay and, in some circumstances, dismissal altogether. The Williamsburg Newport News Civil Litigation Attorneys at Collins & Hyman can help ensure …

What Happens to the House in a Virginia Divorce?

For many couples, real estate is one of their most valuable, if not the most valuable, assets.  As a result, when a couple is going through a divorce, attention, and often anxiety, turns to the disposition of the real estate, especially the primary residence.  The value, potential encumbrances, and illiquidity of real estate complicate division of this asset, requiring careful …

The Basic Process of a Virginia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

A Virginia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy can be the road to brighter future. Below is a step-by-step explanation of the basic process of a Virginia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy provided by our Williamsburg Newport News Bankruptcy Attorneys. The Rules The Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and local rules of the bankruptcy court govern the procedure of a Virginia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.  Newport News …

Parties in a Virginia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

There are a lot of moving parts in a Virginia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Knowing the different players and the common terminology for those parties can help demystify the process.  The following is provided by our provided by our Williamsburg Newport News Bankruptcy Attorneys. The Debtor The debtor is the individual filing the petition in a Virginia Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, the person …

Virginia Foreclosure Laws – How to Protect your Investment

A review of the Virginia foreclosure laws and how to protect your investment provided by our Williamsburg Newport News Foreclosure Attorneys. Overview of Virginia Foreclosure Laws While some states provide multiple requirements before a lender can foreclose, Virginia has very few similar laws. Virginia permits lenders (through their foreclosing “trustee”) to foreclose on delinquent loans without going to Court if the Deed of Trust …