Emergency! Planning for the Unexpected | Young Law | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Emergency! Planning for the Unexpected | Young Law | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Be Prepared for Unexpected Emergencies If you were to be hospitalized after an accident, do you have a plan in place to take care of your physical and financial health? Could you tell someone in two sentences where to find everything they would need to temporarily manage your affairs? If your answer to these questions is no, you have a... Read More

Attorney-Client Privilege:  What are the real implications in civil litigation? | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Attorney-Client Privilege:  What are the real implications in civil litigation? | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Attorney-Client Privilege:  What are the real implications in civil litigation?   Most people have at least heard of the Attorney-Client Privilege.  It is often used as an element of conflict in crime dramas and novels; though often exaggerated in the theater, the Attorney-Client Privilege is very real and binding. Questions arise when the parties, meaning the attorney and the client,... Read More

WARNING: Check Scam

WARNING: Check Scam
WARNING: Check Scam We have received phone calls from many random callers around the country who are receiving an envelope from the “Young Law Firm” supposedly in Port Royal, Virginia. Inside these envelopes is a check. If you have received a suspicious check, we strongly suggest that you contact your local FBI field office. In addition, you may file a... Read More

A Springing Power of Attorney May Cause Problems | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Estate Attorney

A Springing Power of Attorney May Cause Problems | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Estate Attorney
A springing power of attorney is a power of attorney that “springs” into effect when you become “incapacitated”. The idea that your power of attorney would only be able to manage your finances when you are unable to handle them yourself sounds like a good idea, but logistically, it is cumbersome and potentially detrimental to your financial well-being. There are... Read More

Virginia Estate Administration: Where do I begin? | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Virginia Estate Administration: Where do I begin? | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Estate administration can seem overwhelming. Estate administration in Virginia is, at first glance, an overwhelming duty that can seem like an unduly harsh reality after the death of a family member or loved one, but there is time to grieve.  Honor your loved one first. The administration of an estate depends on the circumstances. The first question to determine is... Read More

Declaratory Judgments in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Litigation Attorney

Declaratory Judgments in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Litigation Attorney
What is a declaratory judgment? A declaratory judgment is a binding decision by a court defining the relationship between two litigants. What is the purpose of a declaratory judgment? In Virginia, declaratory judgments are meant to afford relief from uncertainty and insecurity between two parties. See Virginia Code § 8.01-191. Circuit Courts have the authority to issue declaratory judgments in... Read More

Virginia Civil Litigation: Attorney Work Product and Discovery | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Trial Attorney

Virginia Civil Litigation: Attorney Work Product and Discovery | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Trial Attorney
Discovery is a process where litigants in a civil lawsuit investigate the particulars of a case. Part of discovery is the sharing of information from both sides of the lawsuit. However, in Virginia and other states, disclosing of attorney work product for purposes of discovery is guided by American legal precedents as well as laws first developed in Great Britain... Read More

Civil Litigation: Virginia Computer Crimes Act | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Civil Litigation: Virginia Computer Crimes Act | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Computers, and the Internet in general, play a more important role in our lives with each passing day. This is especially true in the world of business, where many organizations are shifting towards cloud-based or other digital storage options in lieu of traditional print information. To protect businesses and consumers from misuse or theft of these resources, the Virginia Computer... Read More