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Compton & Duling Attorneys Speak to Richmond Law Students

Maryse Allen and Krista Yancey, of Compton & Duling’s Domestic Relations practice group, returned to the University of Richmond School of Law on Thursday, October 27, 2016 as guest speakers in the law school’s Family Law Clinic. Ms. Allen and Ms. Yancey, both graduates of the law school, shared their experience in family law private […]

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SmartCEO Magazine Names Compton & Duling Washington Area Cornerstone Award Honoree

SmartCEO Magazine, which provides ideas and inspiration to the region’s top CEOs and companies, named Compton & Duling as a 2016 Washington Area Cornerstone Honoree. Compton & Duling was honored along with other Washington-area organizations like Bloomberg Government, the NoMa Business Improvement District, Cynet Systems, Inc. and Isom Global Strategies. In addition to quality legal services, […]

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Owner’s Title Insurance: Why You Need It

By Geary H. Rogers At the time of settlement on the purchase of a home, every homebuyer is given the option to purchase owner’s title insurance. Owner’s title insurance insures that the purchaser has clear title to the property, free of any liens except for the buyer’s mortgage, if any.  Title insurance does not insure […]

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What Do Unmarried, Separated or Divorced Parents Need to Know About Imputed Income?

By Kristina J. Wenberg All parents have a duty to support their children under Virginia law. Virginia courts must follow specific statutory guidelines to calculate child support in all child support cases, and the guideline calculation is presumed correct. However, courts may deviate from that guideline calculation by considering several statutory factors. One such factor […]

Compton & Duling Associate Petula C. Metzler Invested to Prince William County General District Court

The Honorable Petula C. Metzler on June 23 was invested to the General District Court for the 31st Judicial Circuit in Prince William County. Metzler is the first African-American invested to Prince William County’s General District Court as well as the first female African-American judge invested to Prince William GDC. Metzler was recognized with an […]

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The High Cost of a DIY Divorce

By Maryse C. Allen You have installed tile in your kitchen and refinished furniture, painted the children’s bedrooms and even built your deck.  You are a resourceful, intelligent and thrifty person.  Why not do your own divorce?  All it should take is a little research on the Internet, maybe a trip to a law library, […]

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General Assembly Changes Law Related to “Pendente Lite” (Temporary) Support

By Krista N. Yancey, Associate Attorney The Virginia General Assembly has recently changed the law pertaining to pendente lite support orders. The amendment—which overwhelmingly passed in both the Senate and House of Delegates and will become effective July 1, 2016—provides that “[pendente lite support] shall be paid from the post-separation income of the obligor unless […]

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Compton & Duling Recognized as Prince William Chamber of Commerce Premier Partner

Compton & Duling, LC was proud to be recognized as a Premier Partner to the Prince William Chamber of Commerce. Pictured from left are attorneys Kathy Waters, Maryse Allen and Kris Wenberg.

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Maryse C. Allen Elected Virginia State Bar Council Representative

Attorneys of the 31st Judicial Circuit recently elected Maryse C. Allen to a three year term as Virginia State Bar Council Representative for the 31st Judicial Circuit, Prince William County, City of Manassas and Manassas Park.  Allen is a partner at Compton & Duling, L.C., and heads the firm’s family law practice group. The Council […]

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It’s the New Year—Resolve to Give Your Business a Legal “Check Up”

By Meg McEvoy, Compton & Duling LC With the ringing in of 2016 came New Year’s resolutions – many people resolve to eat better, sleep more, get organized, or exercise. If you’re a business owner, 2016 should come with some business-oriented resolutions, too. Below, the five best things you can do to make sure your […]