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Maryse Allen Elected to Bar Council for Second Term

Compton & Duling’s Family Law Partner Maryse Allen has been elected to the Virginia State Bar Council for the 31st Judicial District for her second three year term. The Bar Council helps to govern the Virginia State Bar. We are proud of Maryse’s continued leadership in our legal community!

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Estates Attorney Tim Aiken Speaking Event – March 15, 2018, 8:30 AM

For more information, check out the event on Facebook by clicking here.  To find out more about Tim Aiken’s practice, visit his profile, or contact him at tpa@comptonduling.com or by phone at 703-565-5121.

Some Assembly Required: It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” (Insert screeching halt noise).   My life is more like “The four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup.” Buddy the Elf ~Elf (insert applause) For years I tried to have the Southern Living decorated front door, the “White House Christmas tree ornament” only tree […]

Maximizing Your Corporate Philanthropy, Nov. 2

Register for Breakfast with an Expert, Nov. 2 Featuring Jason Hickman, Compton & Duling Managing Member A well-planned Corporate Philanthropy Program is the giving that gives back. In addition to the satisfaction that comes from lifting up those around you and simply doing the right thing, there are bottom line benefits as well. When managed […]

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Wills for Veterans CLE

Compton &  Duling’s Tim Aiken will be teaching a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar on September 21, 2017 for the Prince William County Bar Association called Wills for Veterans.  The Wills for Veterans Program is organized by the Pro Bono Committee of the Prince William County Bar Association to provide free Wills, Advance Medical Directives and […]

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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 […]

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 […]