What to Do When Pulled Over for a Traffic Violation in Virginia?

What to Do When Pulled Over for a Traffic Violation in Virginia

You’ve just been pulled over by a police officer, and in addition to dealing with your elevated blood pressure and sweaty palms, you’re asking yourself, “How best can I protect myself legally from a potential violation?”  Rebecca Wade, partner at Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner PLLC, shares what to expect during a traffic stop in Virginia.

DISCLAIMER: This general information is not legal advice and creates no attorney/client relationship.

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5 Tips for Talking to Your Children About Divorce

5 Tips for Talking to Your Children About Divorce

Divorce can be a painful experience for everyone involved. It’s important to remember, no matter the feelings you and your ex may have towards each other, this is also a life-changing event for your children. Talking to your children about an upcoming separation or divorce is no easy task, but with these five tips from Jessica Leischner, partner at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner PLLC, these conversations might just be a little easier.

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What is Virginia 251 and Does it Apply to Me?

What is Virginia's 251 Program and does it apply to me?What is Virginia 251 and Does it Apply to Me?

First-time drug offenders in Virginia have a tool they can use to potentially avoid jail time and a permanent criminal record. Rebecca Wade, partner at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC shares the details on Virginia 251.

What is Virginia 251?

Virginia 251, more formally known as VA Code § 18.2-251 (2013), is a legislative act passed in Virginia that protects defendants facing first-time drug possession charges from entering a guilty verdict. Instead, the court places the defendant on

Estate Planning Roadmap

Why you need an estate planning roadmap

It’s understandable if you’re tempted to stall on your estate plans. After all, there are tough life and death questions to face. But planning for your loved ones’ financial well-being and your own health care can actually provide much-needed peace of mind. Foster Friedman, partner at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner PLLC., shares tips to help you with this important process.

Establish a Power of Attorney

Should you be unable to manage your finances on

With Spring and Wedding Season Approaching, Couples are Asking “How Do I Tell My Fiancé I Want a Prenup?”

How to talk to your fiancé about a prenuptial agreement

It’s the question you ask sometime between the big proposal and the walk down the aisle. “Can we get a prenuptial agreement?” It may be awkward at first, but according to Carolyn Grimes, family law attorney at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC, the issues in a prenuptial agreement are usually the financial issues that couples need to discuss before getting married and combining finances—or not combining finances.

Have the Conversations Well

Can a Bank Freeze My Account Due to Bankruptcy?

Can a Bank Freeze My Account Due to Bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy can be confusing to navigate, but having a plan of action and learning about bankruptcy before filing can help make the process as painless as possible. Xue Connelly, attorney at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, explains bankruptcy, the extent to which banks may control your account after filing, and steps you can take beforehand to avoid a frozen account.

What is bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy refers to the federal legal process involving an individual

How to Handle Repossession in Virginia

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Repossession of any personal item by a creditor can be devastating. Xue Connelly, attorney at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner explains what repossession is, the most common types of repossession, how repossession happens, and how to effectively deal with repossessions. 

What Is Repossession?

Repossession is when a creditor who has a security interest in the property you bought takes back the item(s) to cover the outstanding debt owed by the debtor.

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What to Do When Pulled Over for a Traffic Violation in Virginia?

What to Do When Pulled Over for a Traffic Violation in Virginia

You’ve just been pulled over by a police officer, and in addition to dealing with your elevated blood pressure and sweaty palms, you’re asking yourself, “How best can I protect myself legally from a potential violation?”  Rebecca Wade, partner at Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner PLLC, shares what to expect during a traffic stop in Virginia.

DISCLAIMER: This general information is not legal advice and creates no attorney/client relationship.

What Can I Be Pulled Over

5 Tips for Talking to Your Children About Divorce

5 Tips for Talking to Your Children About Divorce

Divorce can be a painful experience for everyone involved. It’s important to remember, no matter the feelings you and your ex may have towards each other, this is also a life-changing event for your children. Talking to your children about an upcoming separation or divorce is no easy task, but with these five tips from Jessica Leischner, partner at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner PLLC, these conversations might just be a little easier.

Make Sure

What is Virginia 251 and Does it Apply to Me?

What is Virginia's 251 Program and does it apply to me?What is Virginia 251 and Does it Apply to Me?

First-time drug offenders in Virginia have a tool they can use to potentially avoid jail time and a permanent criminal record. Rebecca Wade, partner at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC shares the details on Virginia 251.

What is Virginia 251?

Virginia 251, more formally known as VA Code § 18.2-251 (2013), is a legislative act passed in Virginia that protects defendants facing first-time drug possession charges from entering a guilty verdict. Instead, the court places the defendant on

Estate Planning Roadmap

Why you need an estate planning roadmap

It’s understandable if you’re tempted to stall on your estate plans. After all, there are tough life and death questions to face. But planning for your loved ones’ financial well-being and your own health care can actually provide much-needed peace of mind. Foster Friedman, partner at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner PLLC., shares tips to help you with this important process.

Establish a Power of Attorney

Should you be unable to manage your finances on

With Spring and Wedding Season Approaching, Couples are Asking “How Do I Tell My Fiancé I Want a Prenup?”

How to talk to your fiancé about a prenuptial agreement

It’s the question you ask sometime between the big proposal and the walk down the aisle. “Can we get a prenuptial agreement?” It may be awkward at first, but according to Carolyn Grimes, family law attorney at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC, the issues in a prenuptial agreement are usually the financial issues that couples need to discuss before getting married and combining finances—or not combining finances.

Have the Conversations Well

Can a Bank Freeze My Account Due to Bankruptcy?

Can a Bank Freeze My Account Due to Bankruptcy?

Filing for bankruptcy can be confusing to navigate, but having a plan of action and learning about bankruptcy before filing can help make the process as painless as possible. Xue Connelly, attorney at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, explains bankruptcy, the extent to which banks may control your account after filing, and steps you can take beforehand to avoid a frozen account.

What is bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy refers to the federal legal process involving an individual

How to Handle Repossession in Virginia

Featured Video Play Icon

Repossession of any personal item by a creditor can be devastating. Xue Connelly, attorney at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner explains what repossession is, the most common types of repossession, how repossession happens, and how to effectively deal with repossessions. 

What Is Repossession?

Repossession is when a creditor who has a security interest in the property you bought takes back the item(s) to cover the outstanding debt owed by the debtor.

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