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Fraud Alert – Mandatory Beneficial Ownership Reporting

The Corporate Transparency Act, passed in 2021, requires most businesses to report information about the business owners to the federal government. To enforce the mandatory reporting requirements, the federal government created the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) accept Beneficial Ownership Information Reports (“BOIR”) from all required entities. The stated goal of the CTA with the BOIR requirements is to combat

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Understanding Child Support Agreements

A lot of people think that if both parents agree to not follow a child support order, then the support obligation simply disappears. These people could not be more wrong. Even if the parents agree to not enforce a child support court order, the receiving parent can always change his/her mind and ask for enforcement years down the road. At

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ST&F Client wins Counterclaim Suit – February 2024

A general rule of thumb should be to not sue someone if you don’t have solid evidence. Another good rule is to not sue someone if they have a greater claim against you. An opposing party learned this lesson the hard way in a challenging case won by attorney Ben Thurman. Our client was civilly sued here in Virginia. Mr.

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$300,000.00 Personal Injury Settlement – February 2024

Simons, Thurman & Fix recently secured a settlement of $300,000.00 for one of our wonderful clients who was unfortunately injured in an automobile accident. This settlement for such a complex personal injury case not only underscores our commitment to justice but also highlights our dedication to securing favorable outcomes for our clients. Background of the Case: The personal injury case

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A Guide to Partition Suits in Virginia

In the realm of real property disputes, partition suits emerge as formidable legal tools designed to resolve conflicts among co-owners. These cases are particularly common in Virginia, where shared ownership often leads to disagreements over property use, management, or sale. In this article, we will delve into the nuances of partition suits in Virginia, exploring the legal framework, procedural aspects,

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Seven Ways to Help Prevent an Adverse Possession Claim

Owning a piece of land is often a symbol of stability and security. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of knowing you own your own little slice of America… a place you can call your own. The concept of adverse possession can cast a shadow over property ownership, potentially leading to the loss of your valuable land. In Virginia, adverse

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Child Support win & overview – Dec. 2023

Virginia child support laws are designed to ensure that both parents contribute to their child’s financial needs. When a dispute arises over child support, an experienced family law attorney is essential to navigate the legal complexities and to advocate for a fair resolution. In Virginia, the child support guidelines are presumed to be correct absent a judicial finding to the

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Adverse Possession in Virginia

Adverse possession is a legal concept that allows an individual to claim ownership of another person’s property by openly occupying and using it for a specified period, while the true owner fails to assert their rights. In Virginia, like in many other states, adverse possession is governed by a set of specific elements that must be met for a claim

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My Reckless Driving Case has been Reduced. What now?

Many of our clients are able to have their reckless driving charges successfully taken under advisement to be reduced to a mere speeding charge. There are significant benefits to having your charge reduced to speeding and this result is usually our goal in representing clients charged with reckless driving. However, your case is not over when the Judge announces that

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Do I need an attorney for a protective order? The answer is yes

People often ask whether they need an attorney when someone is seeking a protective order against them. It’s a sad fact that individuals will sometimes get falsely accused of violent actions when the opposing party is attempting to gain an advantage in a custody or divorce dispute. Many times, our clients ask: “Is it worth it? I don’t want to

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