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4 Common Contract Provisions

Posted on : May 17, 2018, By:  George Dillon
4 Common Contract Provisions

To some, a contract may seem like one of the most complicated – and boring – legal documents around. All that legalese, all those provisions can really confuse most of us. But contracts may spell the difference between success and failure on a project. Contracts are written or spoken agreements intended to be enforced by […]

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Estate Planning: How to Write a Will: The Preliminaries

Posted on : May 14, 2018, By:  George Dillon
Estate Planning: How to Write a Will: The Preliminaries

The 2018 Winter Olympics were held in South Korea just a few months ago. For the athletes, though, preparation for the games began years – no, decades – in advance. Intense training that capitalized on their talents led them to preliminaries, then championships. It’s a path filled with blood, sweat, and tears. Fortunately, there’s little […]

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Business Succession: Where “Failing to Plan” Meets “Planning to Fail”

Posted on : May 12, 2018, By:  George Dillon
Business Succession: Where “Failing to Plan” Meets “Planning to Fail”

Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” In fact, the quote also has been attributed to Winston Churchill. No matter who said it – it’s true in many situations. If you own a business, for example, you probably have short-term and long-term plans for the company’s future. Estate planning is […]

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Assistance Animals and Virginia Law

Posted on : May 10, 2018, By:  George Dillon
Assistance animals, Virginia Fair Housing Board, Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, landlord, tenant, service animal.

Landlords often restrict or ban tenants from having animals on a rental property. Exceptions must be made, however, when the animal is an assistance animal. Learn more about assistance animals and how Virginia law treats them. What is the difference between a service animal and an assistance animal? The ADA defines “service animal” as a […]

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Take Charge of Your Estate Planning

Posted on : May 7, 2018, By:  George Dillon
Take Charge of Your Estate Planning

Life was moving fast on March 30, 1981. An assassination attempt on President Reagan had shaken the government to its core. While Reagan was in surgery, then Secretary of State Alexander Haig proclaimed, “As of now, I am in control here in the White House.” His statement is memorable because it was wrong. Other officials […]

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