My father drew up a contract through a lawyer setting me as power of attorney for him and my mother. He used the wrong middle initial for my name. He used my initial from my name before I was married, so it is somewhat correct.
Dear Richmond - I think that because YOU are the agent listed in the power of attorney by your father, then you are the agent, even if your middle initial has changed. You should have your marriage certificate with you when you ever use the power of attorney, so that the person you are dealing with knows that you are the agent specified. Take care.See question
My sister-in-law was divorced 8 years ago, her ex has passed and never changed his will. They remained close and his intent was for her to inherit, but has the divorce severed that wish? Can she still be the beneficiary of his will if it can prov...
Dear Richmond - a will is binding as long as it is not revoked by the testator. This applies even when someone remarries. So - if the surviving former-spouse can get the actual will, she is entitled to what the will says she gets. Good luck.See question
I was convicted in 2009 for a misdemeanor A&B charge that has made employment challenging. Is there a way to have this charge expunged?
Dear Hampton - In Virginia expungement is governed by a statute, VA Code Section 19.2-392.2, which provides that: If a person is charged with the commission of a crime or any offense defined in Title 18.2, and 1. Is acquitted, or 2. A nolle prosequi is taken or the charge is otherwise dismissed, including dismissal by accord and satisfaction pursuant to § 19.2-151, he may file a petition setting forth the relevant facts and requesting expungement of the police records and the court records relating to the charge.
So any conviction is NOT capable of being expunged - sorry!
i want to start my own handyman business in Virginia but Im not sure i will be able to get a contractors license because of my criminal record. Is there a limit to the work and services i can provide as a handyman without having a contractors lice...
Regarding contracting without a license in Virginia, be aware that DPOR has investigators whose sole job is to find and charge contractors without licenses! AS the kids say these days - "just saying." Good luck!See question
I live in and licensed in the state of Virginia while on vacation in Indiana I got a dui I plead guilty and got a 90 day license suspension and fines as well a two days in jail this was my first offense. Now the DMV in virginia has been notified a...
Dear Richmond - depending on the suspension imposed by the Indiana court and Virginia DMV, you may want to retain a lawyer to file a petition for a restricted license. If Indiana allowed a restricted license, or your blood alcohol level and other details of the DUI are in line with a "standard" Virginia first offense DUI, you have a better chance of getting a restricted license. The process is to file a petition for a restricted license, then .appear with your lawyer at a hearing and have your lawyer why you need to drive to/from work, ASAP, etc. - Good luck.See question
Like too sell family home owned by brother and sister can not agree on price home empty and pay taxes each year for 8 years. Brother does not want to by me out and does not want to sell.
Dear Roanoke - a lawyer can help "partition" the property, which involves suing all the owners and presenting evidence of each owner's share and contributions to maintaining/repairing/improving the property. You can use the AVVO find a lawyer feature to locate a local attorney. Good luck!See question
I'm on SSA and can't pay my payday loan, will the garnish my SSA check
Dear Norfolk - put it this way - SSA payments are EXEMPT from garnishment, but that does not keep some creditors from trying!! Take care!See question
My husband passed away, he had no assets. His only possession besides his clothes and things was his car which was turned over to the dealership, as it was still having payments made on it that I could not afford to continue. My husband also did n...
Dear Culpeper - i am sorry to hear that hour husband passed away. As other answers have noted, the hospital is not going to go away and it ls very likely that you will be better off consulting with an attorney familiar with these issues. The AVVO find a lawyer feature can assist in locating an attorney near you - good luck!See question
I won a default judgment in small claims court against a former landlord, but the case was set aside when the defendant hired an attorney and we are now set for trial. If I win or lose the trial can I take him to small claims court after the trai...
Your lawyer will tell you that unless a statute.or law allows you to recover attorney's fees (consumer protection act claims, etc.) of you are defrauded, yo will NOT get your attorney's fees. They do that in England, but in the USA, each party pay their own lawyer, which is very hard on parties with less disposable income. Sorry! Also - the time to ask for attorney's fees is during the trial, not afterward in separate suit.See question
My wife had a Teva Paragard IUD put in on February 2015. She was nursing our 3rd child that was born on October 2014 and didn't stop nursing her until December 2015. We found out that she was pregnant (never had a period) on January 17th 2016. T...
Dear Herndon - I am sorry to hear of your wife's situation. Please use the AVVO find a lawyer feature and set up a consultation or two with w medical malpractice lawyer in Northern Virginia - there are several excellent attorneys to choose from. I wish you well!See question