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Substantial Changes to Virginia Employment Laws

On July 1, 2020, several pieces of legislation that significantly change the Virginia employment law landscape went into effect.  These laws are generally employee friendly. Increased Discrimination Protections Discrimination on the…

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Should an Annuity Be Part of Your Retirement Planning?

Annuities can be valuable retirement and longevity planning tools- but they are complex financial products that can be misused. There are two kinds of annuities: variable and immediate. Variable annuities…

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Dispute Between Brothers Demonstrates Need to Plan for Long-Term Care

A recent New Jersey appeals court case demonstrates how important it is for families to come up with a long-term care plan before an emergency strikes. The case involves two…

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Cocktail Party Law 101: A Basic Primer On The Law That Every Lawyer Gets Asked About – Trusts/Estates, Divorce, Traffic, and Community Association Law

Carolyn White will present on a panel for this CLE. This class addresses the common legal questions which non-lawyers may ask lawyers in a social context. The CLE provides a…

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Even Annual Exclusion Gifts Are Counted by Medicaid

Many people believe that if they give away an amount equal to the annual gift tax exclusion – currently $14-000 to any one individual – this gift will be exempted…

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Be on the Lookout for New Medicare Cards (and New Card-Related Scams)

The federal government is issuing new Medicare cards to all Medicare beneficiaries. To prevent fraud and fight identity theft- the new cards will no longer have beneficiaries’ Social Security numbers on…

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What a Good Long-Term Care Insurance Policy Should Include

Nursing home and long-term care costs continue to rise and it is difficult to qualify for Medicaid to pay for nursing home costs. Long-term care insurance can help cover expenses- but…

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Long Term Care Ombudsman’s Conference

Elder Law attorney Paul Izzo has been selected by the Virginia state Ombudsman, Joanie Latimer, to present at a conference in Richmond titled “Bridging the Gaps and Navigating the Sticking…

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John O’Herron to Present at 2023 VBA Appellate Summit

The 2023 Appellate Summit hosted by the Virginia Bar Association is scheduled for September 28th and attorney John O’Herron is speaking on a panel at the “Hybrid Program” session. Offering…

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23 Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers Virginia Lists

23 ThompsonMcMullan attorneys were selected to the annual Super Lawyers Virginia lists. 15 were named as Super Lawyers in specific areas of law, and 8 were selected to the Virginia…