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

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

What are an Agent’s duties under a Power of Attorney? | Estate Planning and Litigation Attorney | Richmond, Virginia

What are an Agent’s duties under a Power of Attorney? | Estate Planning and Litigation Attorney | Richmond, Virginia
Agent’s duties under a Power of Attorney As the agent appointed through a power of attorney, you are given an enormous amount of trust and responsibility. Most power of attorney documents have special provisions about the scope of representation required of an agent which may be specific to your situation. The following information provides basic requirements of the agent according... Read More