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IRS Clarifies Tax Status of Same-Sex Couples after Supreme Court’s Decision

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a ruling clarifying the federal tax status of same-sex couples after the Supreme Court’s Windsor decision last spring.  In Windsor, the Court held that…

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Eleven ThompsonMcMullan Attorneys Named in Super Lawyers

NEWS RELEASE Eleven ThompsonMcMullan attorneys are listed in the 2012 Super Lawyers List put out by Law and Politics. Chris Malone is recognized for his work in Business Litigation and is…

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How Much Money Can You Have and Still Qualify for Medicaid?

In order to be eligible for Medicaid benefits a nursing home resident may have no more than $2,000 in “countable” assets (the figure may be somewhat higher in some states)….

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Rural Opposition and Policies Related to Large Solar Developments (Webinar)

Attorney Cliona Robb is presenting a webinar Wednesday, May 4th at noon where she will serve as a panelist, alongside Jeff Hintzke of Clean Focus, to discuss opposition to solar…

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A Wrinkle in (Appellate) Time: Briefing Before the Record Is Transmitted

Since I recently wrote about the Record (sort of; time is relative), I wanted to piggy-back on that topic to explain a wrinkle in the appellate practice/rules dynamic. The Wrinkle…

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How Late is Too Late to Raise the Bona Fide Error Defense?

On March 22, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland addressed whether a debt collector can raise the bona fide error (“BFE”) defense for the first…

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ThompsonMcMullan Adds Two Attorneys and Midlothian Office

July 1, 2018 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA  (July 1, 2018) — Carolyn White and Christopher McCarthy recently joined ThompsonMcMullan as Directors of the firm, which now has 34 attorneys. Previously, they were…

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Six Ideas for Distributing an Estate’s Personal Property in a Fair Way

Unlike money- personal belongings usually cannot be divided equally after their owner passes away.  For this reason- distributing possessions like furniture- jewelry- dishes- silverware- artwork- photographs or clothing is often…

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Jumbo Reverse Mortgages Are Increasingly Available for High-Value Homes

Seniors with pricier homes now have an increased ability to get a jumbo reverse mortgage in order to raise cash for retirement. As the housing market has improved- jumbo reverse…

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Legal Documents for Life Planning

Carolyn White presented on Legal Documents for Life Planning, a training session for the members of the Virginia Quality of Care Consumer Advisory Committee.