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Foreclosing on the American Dream

“There’s no better place like home.”  “Home Sweet Home.”  “Home is where the heart is.”   “Home is not a place… it’s a feeling.”  “Home is the starting place of love, hope and dreams.”  “Home is where our story begins…” There are many sayings about home and with good reason.  Homeownership is a fundamental element of…

What are the Alternatives to Bankruptcy in Virginia Beach and the Surrounding Hampton Roads Area?

People are often hesitant to file bankruptcy as they believe the negatives will outweigh any positives.  This is often not true.  In most cases, the filing of a bankruptcy can help an individual obtain a financial relief that exceeds any negative consequences. There are many options available to you if you are looking for an…

Can You Still Own a Gun if You Have Been Convicted of Domestic Violence?

Domestic abuse or intimate partner violence can be a felony, misdemeanor, or violent crime committed by the victim’s spouse, an intimate partner, and any other household member. Domestic abuse does not include physical violence, such as the threat or attempted use of deadly weapons. Domestic abuse can also include financial, sexual, or emotional abuse. Domestic violence is a…

Are You Admitting Guilt if You ‘Plead the Fifth’?

A few principles of criminal law are well-known to almost all Americans. One of these is the constitutional right to “plead fifth”. This topic is often brought up in Congressional testimony, media reports on ongoing investigations, as well as in television and movie shows that cover everything from mafia stories to police procedurals. What does it mean to…

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