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Money & Debt
Automatic Bill Pay
Common Sense Rules for Dealing with Creditors and Debt Collectors
Consumer Credit Counseling
Credit Access and Credit Reports
Effective Consumer Complaints
Fair Debt Collection
How a Creditor Can Collect a Judgment
Buying a Used Car
Car Title Loans
Motor Vehicle Lemon Law
Repossessions and Deficiency Judgments
Unfair Sales Practices and Consumer Fraud
How to take a civil (non-criminal) lawsuit to General District Court/
Expungement of Criminal Records
Wills & Powers of Attorney
Guardianship and Conservatorship
Handling Decedents’ Estates
Power of Attorney
Work and Business
Family and Medical Leave Act
Short-Term & Long-Term Disability under ERISA
Unemployment Compensation – Key Points to Stress to Claimants
Wrongful Discharge and Wrongful Treatment at Work
Family & Safety
Back Child Support
Child Custody and Child Visitation
Collaborative Family Law
Do-It-Yourself Divorce in Virginia
How to Respond to a Complaint for Divorce
How to Take a Child Custody or Visitation Case to Court
Protective Order – Family Abuse
Protective Order – Family and Non-Family Abuse
Rules for People in Child Custody and Child Visitation Disputes
Spousal Support and Equitable Distribution
Houses & Apartments
Evictions (including Lockouts and Utility Shutoffs)
Federally Subsidized Housing – Tenant Based (Vouchers)
Federally Subsidized Housing – Unit Based (including Public Housing)
Foreclosure and Foreclosure Rescue Scams
Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act
Tenant’s Right to Prevent Eviction for Non-Payment of Rent (Redemption)
What Happens if my Rental Housing is Destroyed
Writ of Possession (Eviction by the Sheriff)
Direct Express® Card
Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program – SNAP (formerly Food Stamps)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
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Statewide Senior Legal Helpline Legal assistance for Virginians aged 60 or over by calling (844) 802-5910. Topics covered by the Helpline: Long term care, Public Benefits, Guardianship, Age discrimination, abuse and neglect.
Virginia’s Statewide Legal Aid Website. This is a statewide website designed to provide legal information and other resources in most civil law issues.
Virginia Free Legal Answers is a Website sponsored by the American Bar Association and maintained by the Virginia State Bar where volunteer attorneys will email you answers to non criminal law questions.
Virginia Judicial System Court Self-Help is a website sponsored by the Virginia Access to Justice Commission which provides free information on a variety of legal topics.
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