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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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How the $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill Aids Seniors

President Biden has signed the latest COVID-19 relief bill, which in addition to authorizing stimulus checks, funding vaccine distribution, and extending unemployment benefits, also provides assistance to seniors in a…

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Civil Litigators: Are You Ready for Appeals of Right?

On January 1, 2022, appeals of right came to Virginia. This change transforms not just appellate practice, but litigation as a whole in Virginia’s courts. In this crash course for…

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Medicare Now Covers Conversations About End-of-Life Care

Medicare beneficiaries may now discuss options for care at the end of life with their health care providers. Beneficiaries of course were already free to talk about advance care planning…

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Tailoring a Will and Power of Attorney for Multiple States

If you own property — whether houses- bank accounts- or vehicles — in more than one state- do you need estate planning documents for each state? The answer is probably…

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The Use of Immediate Annuities in Medicaid Planning for Married Couples

Immediate annuities can be a useful tool to protect the spouse of a nursing home resident who applies for Medicaid. These types of annuities allow the nursing home resident to…

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Maximizing Social Security Survivor’s Benefits

Social Security survivor’s benefits provide a safety net to widows and widowers. But to get the most out of the benefit- you need to know the right time to claim….

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William D. Prince IV Elected Director to the Firm

ThompsonMcMullan is pleased to announce that William D. Prince IV was elected as a new director of the firm. Mr. Prince’s practice focuses on representation of businesses and financial institutions…

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A Copyright Best Practices Reminder: Get it in Writing

“Get it in writing” is a common refrain from lawyers. Not getting it in writing is a mistake I have seen too many clients make. When an individual or company…

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Verification of FMLA Leave

When an employee takes medical leave, treatment by a healthcare provider is often assumed, and the frequency of doctor’s visits is rarely scrutinized.  However, in evaluating FMLA leave entitlements, verifying…