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What is parental kidnapping?

When parents are going through a crisis, one parent often fears that the other will simply run away with the children.  This does happen.  The hard thing to understand is that it may be perfectly legal.

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Three calls to make after a car accident.

After a car accident, you will be shaken up.  With your head spinning, it will be confusing to try to decide what to do first.  You may be released from the ER only to find that you have no car, no ability to work, a legal case to deal with, and huge medical bills. 

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Why your social media posts are not private.

Would you like the police to read all your private social media posts and then read them out into the public record in the courtroom?  Well, they can.  When you click “private” on the social media account of your choosing, you should know that it may not be legally private. 

The police and courts are perfectly well informed on how to get into your social media accounts and read them.  It seems that we as Americans have a right to privacy, and to some extent we do.  But this right is much more limited than we think, and the government is perfectly able to get into your life and business if they want to do so.  This post will discuss three legal ways that the government can read your private postings.

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Grandparents CAN get custody in Virginia!

Grandparents have rights in Virginia.  In child custody disputes, a grandparent may take primary custody of a grandchild, even if custody must be taken away from the parents.  The courts recognize that when parents are unable to properly care for their children, the best alternative and hope for the children is to live with their grandparents. 

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