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Whiteboard Wednesday – What is Legal Custody vs. Physical Custody?

Today on Whiteboard Wednesday, Krista Yancey and Heather Steele discuss the differences between legal custody and physical custody.  Below is the transcript, and scroll down to see a close up shot of the whiteboard. TRANSCRIPT: Heather: Hi everyone! It’s Heather Steele here with Whiteboard Wednesday from Compton & Duling.  I’m here today with Krista Yancey […]

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Free Virginia Guide For Military and Veterans

The Virginia Office of the Attorney General has published a Military and Veterans Legal Resource Guide this summer available at http://www.oag.state.va.us/files/Veterans_Legal_Resource_Guide_Final_PlusHeaders.pdf which is full of helpful information on laws impacting military members and their families. It covers a range of topics from employment, education, consumer and financial issues to voting, custody when deployed, divorce and […]

Wife Doesn’t Have To Draw Down Investments For Support

The Virginia Court of Appeals has recently opined in a multi-million dollar equitable distribution case that it would be unfair to require a wife to draw down on her share of marital investments while the husband’s investment accounts could continue to grow. The court in Gordon v. Gordon affirmed the lower court’s ruling in favor of the […]

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It’s Complicated: The Effect of Virginia Intestacy Statutes When There are Children from a Prior Marriage

By Thomas D. Duling Have you ever wondered what will happen to your property after your death? This property, which is generally known as your estate, is distributed pursuant to certain statutes that have been enacted by our legislature. A common myth is that your estate that is not disposed of by a Will is […]

Heather Steele to Discuss Business Disaster Planning

As the featured speaker at Women’s Wedding Network on March 8, Heather Steele will talk about disaster planning, helping businesses to better prepare to weather inevitable storms.  Tickets are available for the luncheon and presentation, which will be from 11:30 am to 1 pm at Stonewall Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. From the death of […]

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Should Your Church Incorporate?

By: Kathy Waters, Esq. Is your church or synagogue a corporation? You may not have given it much thought, perhaps because for more than 200 years, and until relatively recently, a clause in the Constitution of Virginia prohibited any religious institution from incorporating. The prohibition was struck down in 2002 in the seminal case of […]

Hiring and Supervising New Lawyers

By Maryse C. Allen The adage “hire slow, fire fast” seems like sound practice. Yet I have never had either the luxury of time to do the first or the ruthlessness to do the last. When I have needed to hire a new lawyer, I typically needed to fill a position with speed. And, when […]

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What You Do & Do Not Learn in Law School

By Krista N. Yancey We are all familiar with the recurring discussions over whether law school really prepares its students for practice. Luckily, I have had the pleasure of working with dozens of excellent professors and mentors throughout law school, during internships, and in the beginning of practice. Every single one, it seems, has shared […]

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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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What You Do & Do Not Learn in Law School: A Family Lawyer’s Perspective

By Krista N. Yancey We are all familiar with the recurring discussions over whether law school really prepares its students for practice. Luckily, I have had the pleasure of working with dozens of excellent professors and mentors throughout law school, during internships, and in the beginning of practice. Every single one, it seems, has shared […]