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A Modest Social Security Increase for 2021

The Social Security Administration has announced a 1.3 percent rise in benefits in 2021, an increase even smaller than last year’s. Cost-of-living increases are tied to the consumer price index,…

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VA Lawyers Weekly Selects Shawn Majette as Class of 2023 Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Elder Law and Estate attorney Shawn Majette on his recognition by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as an honoree in the Class of 2023 Hall of Fame. The list is…

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Do Transactional Fees Paid to Third Parties Violate the FDCPA?

In Shami v. National Enterprise Systems, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 182349 (Dec. 27, 2012),  the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York granted a debt’s collector’s…

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7 ThompsonMcMullan Attorneys  Named to 2018 Best Lawyers® List

August 16, 2017 — ThompsonMcMullan, P.C. is pleased to announce that 7 lawyers have been included in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect…

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5 Questions to Ask Before Making Gifts for Medicaid or Tax Planning

Many seniors consider transferring assets for estate and long-term care planning purposes- or just to help out children and grandchildren. Gifts and transfers to a trust often make a lot…

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6 Things to Ask Before Agreeing to Be a Trustee

Being asked to serve as the trustee of the trust of a family member is a great honor. It means that the family member trusts your judgment and is willing…

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Cliona Robb Named to VA Lawyers Weekly 2022 Influential Women of Law

Director Cliona Robb has been recognized by the VA Lawyers Weekly 2022 Influential Women of Law list, an award that honors women attorneys and judges for their excellent work on…

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Called for Jury Duty? You May Be Excused Based on Your Age

In many states- seniors have the right to decline jury duty based on their age. But the age limits and rules vary by state and by type of court- so…

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Lawsuit Alleges Assisted Living Facilities Discriminate Against Wheelchair Users

A lawsuit in New York state highlights an issue with some assisted living facilities: No wheelchairs allowed. The lawsuit claims that state regulations and facility policies discriminate against residents and…