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0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Q: should I fight a failure to yeild ticket when other driver was a minor with permit and mother, he never breaked.

turn in to my drive way, left turn and I was turning in front of him, there was a far distance then all of a sudden very close to me, he never touched breaks and no break marks on road. I think he was speeding and might have been able to react better. I know I got the ticket but not sure if I... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: My attorney has not paid me my med pay from settlement over 9 months ago. How long can he withhold without accounting

My case settled in June 2023 except for insurer subrogation and med pay. Now he's stone walling me hasn't provided requested accounting or estimate of med pay from submitted bills to insurance. How can i obtain my final funds and how can i find out how much is actually due to me. I... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 24, 2024

Put your specific questions in writing to your attorney. If you do not get answers in a reasonable time hire another attorney pursue the attorney or file a complaint to the Bar.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Virginia on
Q: can my employer legally stop me from telling my clients I'm leaving and where I'm going next if they want to follow me

I have been an independent contractor with my business partner for 5 years. In that time she has helped me get clients (because she made 50% off of me so it was a win win but over time I grew and established my own large catalog of clients whom I've formed relationships with and they say the... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Virginia on
Q: In Norfolk, VA, can I legally use pepper spray or a stun gun for self-defense against harassment by homeless individuals

In Norfolk, Virginia, I've experienced harassment from homeless individuals and want to understand my rights regarding self-defense. Could you explain the legal parameters for using pepper spray or a stun gun in self-defense against harassment from homeless individuals in Norfolk? What... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking for Virginia on
Q: Will a check clear if it’s already been deposited a few years ago

I found a check in my safe from 2019 with a stack of other checks. It was the only check that didn’t have void written on it so I assumed I never deposited it so I did a mobile deposit and this morning I check my bank account and the funds are In my account but I’m scared to spend the money... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

Discovering a check from 2019 and depositing it recently to find the funds in your account certainly brings up a valid concern about whether it was previously deposited, especially with the transition from SunTrust to Truist possibly complicating your ability to track past transactions. Generally,... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Virginia on
Q: Utilities in my name, person at house not paying the bill.

I moved. My cousin staying in the home. Kept electric and water in my name. She supposed to pay it. She hasn't been paying the bills.

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Virginia on
Q: Donation of property requested for easement

I live in Virginia. I just got a letter today from the city asking for me to donate over 1000 Sq ft of my property for a utilities easement. This section would cover the entire width of my front yard back 13ft from the road including my only access to my driveway (its a dead end) and a section of... View More

Dominic Paul Lascara
Dominic Paul Lascara
answered on Feb 22, 2024

By donating the property, the City will get use of that portion of your property for free. You may get a reduced property assessment from the loss or the shared use of the property, resulting in lower taxes, but the value of your property will also be reduced. If this portion of your property can... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Virginia on
Q: In the process of trying to come to a divorce agreement in Virginia.

Can my spouse be kept on my insurance by the divorce decree for a set amount of time after divorce is finalized?Asked insurance company and they said ask a lawyer

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Contracts and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Private mail about me was sent to my dad's house (same name) instead of mine, they had my correct address. Can I sue?

It was about a debt that has apparently been turned over to a debt collector. The loan company had my address, and I have never given them my parents address.

I have no idea why it was addressed and sent to him, other than he and I have in the same name. Since it was his name on it, He... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 23, 2024

No. There are no damages to recover.

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0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Virginia on
Q: I received a noise violation notice from my HOA. I want to dispute the claim in that notice.

Here is the background. My neighbor trespassed into my property. I opened my backyard door and told her it is private yard and that I don’t want her to use it. She got agitated, refused to listen to me and claimed she has been living in the community for a year and has been using it and she went... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: I been living with a friend and paying rent for the past 2yrs. Can she evict me b/c I’m not on the lease?

I am not on the lease but I’ve paid half of the rent ever since I arrived to VA. She gave me verbal notice but I’ve received nothing in writing. What are my options?

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Virginia on
Q: How to sue valvoline , who do i adress

I had an oil change , my motor blew in two hours, there was no oil plug in the car. This has been so emotionally, mentally, and financially draining. Valvoline was saying I could take the car to the shop of my choice, then after the quote came in they changed saying I could not prolonging the fix.... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Virginia on
Q: if a company changes a policy from accepting monthly payments to circumvent their obligation within the contract

if a company (SOUF in Colonial Heights Va) changes a policy from accepting monthly payments to no longer accepting monthly payments to circumvent, dissolve, or eliminate their obligation within the contract, what course of action would be available for the other parties that may disagree?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Virginia on
Q: If one spouse refuses to sign agreed PSA can I still get a divorce after 3 years?

All child support/custody is settled as well. How can he force me to stay married while living with his mistress?

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answered on Feb 20, 2024

A divorce in Virginia does not require the mutual consent of the spouses. Either spouse can file for a divorce from the other, and a judge will enter the divorce if the court has jurisdiction and the plaintiff introduces sufficient evidence in support of the grounds for divorce. In a divorce case... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Virginia on
Q: Who are the West Virginia attorneys answering questions on this here forum?
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answered on Feb 22, 2024

Justia is primarily a website offering legal information, content, and forms, rather than direct attorney-client advice or acceptance of cases. Feel free to browse this website to find the West Virginia attorney that suits your needs.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Virginia on
Q: Hello, I was wondering how I would go about requesting work accommodation?

I have stage 4 endometriosis which is an incurable disease that causes pain during the menstrual cycle and/or ovulation . This has also caused me to be infertile. At work we are hybrid remote and in office with mandatory in office presence at least two days a week . Which is perfectly fine I’ve... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Virginia on
Q: On probation had court reporting date on Feb 5 Po text me told me didn't have to be present 13 Feb probation was first

Time police came to house looking for me for probation violation if turn myself in do I get locked up or get out on or Po told me no jail time was involved before court had 3 dirty urines last one told Po up front

Derek Allen Colvin
Derek Allen Colvin
answered on Feb 19, 2024

It is not clear what you are asking. You should talk to a local attorney in Roanoke (or whatever locality is alleging a violation). There are typically two ways you can be locked up for a probation violation - pre-hearing (if you are denied bail or cannot post it) or post-hearing (if you are... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Virginia on
Q: On probation had court reporting date on Feb 5 Po text me told me didn't have to be present 13 Feb probation was first

Time police came to house looking for me for probation violation if turn myself in do I get locked up or get out on or

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