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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


Surviving Debt

Homestead Deed

How a Creditor Can Collect a Judgment

Identity Theft

Payday Lending



Buying a Used Car

Car Title Loans

Motor Vehicle Lemon Law

Repossessions and Deficiency Judgments

Unfair Sales Practices and Consumer Fraud



            Court Procedures

Getting Sued

How to take a civil (non-criminal) lawsuit to General District Court/

Expungement of Criminal Records


            Wills & Powers of Attorney

Advance Directives

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Handling Decedents’ Estates

Power of Attorney



                Work and Business

Employment Law

Family and Medical Leave Act

Short-Term & Long-Term Disability under ERISA

Unemployment Compensation

Unemployment Compensation – Key Points to Stress to Claimants

Wage Claims

Wrongful Discharge and Wrongful Treatment at Work


            Family & Safety



Back Child Support

Child Custody and Child Visitation

Child Support

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)

Fair Housing

Federally Subsidized Housing – Tenant Based (Vouchers)

Federally Subsidized Housing – Unit Based (including Public Housing)

Foreclosure and Foreclosure Rescue Scams

Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act


Security Deposits

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)


            Public Benefits

Direct Express® Card

General Relief

Social Security

Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program – SNAP (formerly Food Stamps)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Veterans’ Benefits

Workers’ Compensation


            Need more Help ? 

Pre-recorded legal information is available by calling 1-866-534-5243 (toll-free) before 9:00 a.m., after 5:00 p.m., and all day on weekends and legal holidays. Information is available about: Bankruptcy, Debt Collection, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Health Care, and Housing law.

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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