Featured Story – November 2017

November is National Adoption Month, and if you’re in a position, adoption is a great way to help someone in need and build your family at the same time. Each year, about 135,000 children are adopted nationwide, and over 58% of Americans have been directly impacted by adoption, or know someone who has.  Adoptions are … Continue reading Featured Story – November 2017

Do I Really Need An Attorney For That?

Small events in life may seem like no big deal, and the idea of bringing an attorney into the mix a bit excessive, but in many situations, an attorney’s expertise can save you time, stress, and money in the long run. Here are some everyday life events an attorney can assist with that you may not think about, but should

Tip of the Month – October 2017

  We are all aware of the dangers of our personal information being too readily available, but what about when every important document you own is destroyed?  This can happen in any kind of disaster, so keep your important documents like your deed, birth certificate, banking information, will, and any other crucial paperwork safe, even … Continue reading Tip of the Month – October 2017

The September 2017 Edition of LegalWise is Here!

The September edition of LegalWise focuses on Back to School! Don't forget to check out the articles on the blog! Download LegalWise Here:  LegalWise - September 2017 Featured Story: Protecting Your Child's Identity at School Trending Now: In-School Distractions Something Different: Bizarre School Rules Tip of the Month: Have an Attorney Review Documents From Your … Continue reading The September 2017 Edition of LegalWise is Here!

Protecting Your Child’s Identity at School

Depending on the age of your child, you may not be worried about his or her identity being stolen.  However, 1.3 million children are impacted by identity theft or fraud each year (Chappel, 2016), and a recent study indicated that up to 10% of America’s youth have potentially been targets of identity theft.  As students … Continue reading Protecting Your Child’s Identity at School

#TrendingNow – September 2017

At the end of last year, fidget spinners were all the rage for children.  They became so popular, that this toy, which was designed to help students with ADD, ADHD, or other difficulties concentrating focus on what was going on in the classroom, actually became a distraction to those for whom they were designed to … Continue reading #TrendingNow – September 2017

Tip of the Month – September 2017

Have an attorney review documents from your child's school before signing them.   New school year, new school paperwork.  It can be daunting, especially if you have more than one child and they are all involved in sports or other school activities.  In order to keep parents informed and reduce liability to the school, most … Continue reading Tip of the Month – September 2017

Something Different – September 2017

Any rule or law without explanation or context can come off as silly or illogical.  For example, did you know that it is illegal to spit in public in the state of Virginia1?  It seems like this should be no big deal, but the law originated as a way to help stop the spread of … Continue reading Something Different – September 2017