Beginning the Probate Process in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Probate Attorney

Beginning the Probate Process in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Probate Attorney
First Steps in the Probate of a Will in Virginia In Virginia, you will first set an appointment for Probate with the Clerk of Court in the City or County where the decedent lived or owned property. Then there are a few documents that you will need to gather before appearing.  Following is a general list that may vary by... Read More

The Basics of a Partition of Real Estate Lawsuit in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

The Basics of a Partition of Real Estate Lawsuit in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Partition Suit in Virginia | Richmond, Virginia Attorney   Unfortunately, there are instances in which people become co-owners of real estate with other family members whom they do not necessarily get along with. Examples would include inheriting the property through death or after the end of a relationship in which both parties owned the home together. In these instances, one... Read More

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

As a Fiduciary, Am I entitled to Compensation in Virginia? | Ryan C. Young | Virginia Attorney

As a Fiduciary, Am I entitled to Compensation in Virginia? | Ryan C. Young | Virginia Attorney
As a Fiduciary, Am I entitled to Compensation in Virginia? In Virginia, when you accept the responsibility of becoming a fiduciary for someone, you may be surprised by the amount of work that it entails. Serving as a fiduciary requires a lot of time and energy, not only to manage accounts, but also to properly report and account for your... 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

Non-Compete Agreements in Virginia Employment | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Non-Compete Agreements in Virginia Employment | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Non-Compete Agreements in Virginia Employment The use of non-compete agreements has been a growing trend in Virginia and across the country in recent years. More and more Virginia employers are requiring their employees sign a non-compete agreement. This is true even when the employee isn’t highly skilled or in upper management. At the same time, there is a growing concern... 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

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

Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Non-compete Agreements in Virginia The enforceability of a non-compete agreement in Virginia depends greatly on the specific terms of the agreement.  Many times, clients will come to me and ask for a clear determination of whether a non-compete agreement will be upheld. The problem is that there is no clear rule and the Virginia courts will look to many factors... Read More

Probate in Virginia: First Steps | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Probate Attorney

Probate in Virginia: First Steps | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Probate Attorney
Probate in Virginia: First Steps Probate is the process of proving the validity and filing of a will with a Circuit Court in Virginia. The process for someone who dies without a will is entirely different. The executor named in the will may also qualify at the same time. Preparing for probate in Virginia can be rather overwhelming especially if... Read More