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Consumer Law

Automatic Bank Debits     


Buying a Used Car     

Car Title Loans     

Common Sense Rules for Dealing with Creditors and Debt Collectors    


Consumer Credit Counseling     

Credit Access and Credit Reports     

Effective Consumer Complaints     

Fair Debt Collection    


Getting Sued     

Homestead Deed     

How a Creditor Can Collect a Judgment    

How to Take a Civil (Non-Criminal) Lawsuit to General District Court    

Identity Theft    

Motor Vehicle Lemon Law    

Payday Lending     

Repossessions and Deficiency Judgments    

Surviving Debt    

Unfair Sales Practices and Consumer Fraud    



Criminal Justice Law



Elder Law

Advance Directives     

Guardianship and Conservatorship    

Handling Decedents’ Estates    

Power of Attorney    



Employment Law

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 Law



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    


Health Law




Housing Law


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    


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