Contract Law: What is the Statute of Frauds in Virginia? | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Contract Law: What is the Statute of Frauds in Virginia? | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Contract Law: What is the Statute of Frauds in Virginia? The Statute of Frauds in Virginia is quite simply a provision to identify specific instances where a written contract is required. In other words, the Virginia legislature has determined that an oral agreement will not be enforceable in certain instances. Virginia is not unique in this regard. The purpose of... Read More

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Resolving Civil Litigation Through Alternative Dispute Resolution There are three types of resolution that can be utilized to avoid litigation in a courtroom:  mediation, arbitration, or settlement conference. There are benefits to each alternative, but the overriding benefit is that both parties avoid the formality, time and expense of a court proceeding.  Alternative dispute resolution can be an opportunity to... Read More

Basics of a Partition Suit for Real Estate in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Estate Litigation Attorney, Richmond, Virginia

Basics of a Partition Suit for Real Estate in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Estate Litigation Attorney, Richmond, Virginia
Who may file a partition suit for real estate in Virginia? Va. Code § 8.01-81 lists the following people who are able to file a partition action in Virginia: tenants in common, joint tenants, executors with the power to sell, and coparceners of real property. Essentially, anyone with a vested ownership interest in real estate may file suit to compel... Read More

Disinheritance of a Family Member in an Estate Plan | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Estate Attorney

Disinheritance of a Family Member in an Estate Plan | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Estate Attorney
The family tree can be a useful tool as you consider who will and will not be included in your last will and testament.  In the Commonwealth of Virginia, a spouse generally cannot be disinherited. Any other lineal descendant, however, can be disinherited at your discretion. Deliberately cutting a child or grandchild out of your last will and testament is... Read More

The Business Legalities of Medical Office Ownership – Ryan C. Young – Richmond, VA Business Attorney

The Business Legalities of Medical Office Ownership – Ryan C. Young – Richmond, VA Business Attorney
For many in the medical profession, setting up a private office is a major goal. If you wish to set up a medical office, but lack the knowledge of business law necessary to do so, I can be of assistance to you. I am an attorney with experience in assisting medical offices with the legalities of business start-up and management.... Read More