Should You File for Bankruptcy Due to COVID-19 Medical Bills?

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The past year has been a scary time for everyone, particularly those who have been hospitalized with COVID-19. For many individuals, it made an already bad financial situation worse. Those who were already having a difficult time with their bills before the pandemic are really struggling now. Bankruptcy attorney Xue Connelly weighs in on how to handle medical debt.

What Are the Options for Dealing with COVID-19 Medical Debt?

If you’re

High-Net-Worth Divorce: What Can We Learn from Bill and Melinda Gates’ Split?

Headlines sizzled recently with the news that mega-wealthy couple Bill and Melinda Gates plan to divorce. Family law attorney Carolyn Grimes weighs in on some of the legal issues and questions the high-profile split raises.

Did the Gates’ have a prenup?

No, we know there is no prenup, even though Bill Gates was already worth millions when he and Melinda married. They did, however, prepare a separation agreement before going public

Friedman, Grimes, Leischner, Meinken and Wade Named Virginia and D.C. Super Lawyers 2021

2021’s Super Lawyers are Partners Carolyn Grimes, Foster Friedman and Gretchyn Meinken. Partners Jessica Leischner and Rebecca Wade are named 2021 Rising Stars. 

Super Lawyers honors Ms. Grimes for the 15th consecutive year. Ms. Meinken is recognized as a Super Lawyer for the third year in a row, after being recognized

COVID Restrictions Are Loosening: How Does This Affect Divorced Family Vacation Plans?

The loosening of COVID travel restrictions means families can finally go on vacations that were postponed in 2020, but what happens when divorced parents have different comfort levels when it comes to traveling during a pandemic? Family Law attorney Carolyn Grimes provides insights on how to handle these custody disputes.

How Have Restrictions Changed from 2020 to 2021?

Since the start of the COVID pandemic, restrictions prohibiting leisure travel were put in place to prevent spreading

Divorced Families: Who Gets the COVID-19 Dependent Stimulus Check?

The rollout of stimulus checks means more money for parents with dependents, but what happens when divorced parents disagree on who should receive the funds? Family Law attorney Carolyn Grimes has insights on how to handle stimulus check disputes.

How Much Will Families with Dependents Receive For Their Stimulus Checks?

Stimulus checks from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 are hitting the nation’s bank accounts. The amount varies, but if you had income

Wade, Meinken and Wade Honored As Virginia Business Magazine’s 2020 Legal Elite

Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner is pleased to announce Gregory Wade, Gretchyn Meinken, and Rebecca Wade are honored in Virginia Business Magazine as ‘2020 Legal Elite’.

This is the fourth year in a row and fifth year in total Gretchyn Meinken is honored for her work in Taxes, Estates & Trusts, the third consecutive year Gregory Wade is named in Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights, and the second consecutive year Rebecca Wade is recognized in Family

You Can Still Sign Legal Documents During COVID-19

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For clients worried that COVID-19 has made conditions too dangerous to move ahead with signing estate-planning documents or incorporation papers, Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken, & Leischner partner Gretchyn Meinken has two words: “Fear not!” 

“We’ve implemented measures to allow our clients to execute their documents during the pandemic,” says Meinken. “Meetings are being conducted through phone calls and video conferences”

The process can be completed remotely until the actual