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Long-Term Care Benefits for Veterans and Surviving Spouses

Long-term care costs can add up quickly. For veterans and the surviving spouses of veterans who need in-home care or are in a nursing home, help may be available. The…

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You Can Now Compare Nursing Homes on Staff Turnover Rates and Weekend Help

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will add data on staff turnover rates and weekend staffing levels to its Care Compare website, giving consumers another tool when…

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How Changes to the Portability of the Estate Tax Exemption May Impact You

On July 8, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service issued new guidance that allows a deceased person’s estate to elect “portability” of their unused gift and estate tax exemption for up…

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State or Federal Court? That is the Question.

Defendants in consumer protection cases filed in Virginia state courts usually have a choice to make about where to defend the case:  state or federal court.  Most consumer plaintiffs seek…

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Does the FDCPA Permit a Consumer to Dispute the Validity of a Debt Orally?

On January 31, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit addressed the issue of whether a debt collection notice that advised consumers that they could only…

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Pay Requirements — The FLSA vs. FMLA

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a recent opinion letter addressing paid and unpaid breaks for FMLA-mandated intermittent leave.  The opinion letter resolved a conflict between the Fair Labor Standards…

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ThompsonMcMullan Selected to U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Law Firms” List

ThompsonMcMullan is pleased to report inclusion in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Law Firms” 2015 list. The firm ranked in the following: Metropolitan Tier 1 in Richmond for Commercial…

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Things to Remember at Tax Time

April 15th is approaching and it is time to begin crossing T’s and dotting I’s in preparation for paying taxes. As tax time draws near, you want to make sure…

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The Six Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes

If you’re like most people- you have the best of intentions with regard to how you want your estate distributed when you die or your affairs handled should you become…

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TM Gives Back – Holiday Edition

As part of our continuing commitment to our community, ThompsonMcMullan staff and attorneys spent part of their 2019 holidays donating and raising money for the following: Tucker’s Christmas Angels Tucker…