Common Estate Planning Documents in Virginia

Stephen Campbell Estate Planning

Meeting with an estate planning attorney at Waltrip & Campbell, P.C. to discuss your unique situation will provide you with peace-of-mind knowing that your affairs will be taken care of regardless of what life throws at you. Estate planning is just as much about planning for the remainder of your life as it is planning for your family members after your death.  There are …

SPEEDING TICKETS AND TRAFFIC TICKETS IN VIRGINIA

Stephen Campbell Criminal Defense

VIRGINIA TRAFFIC AND SPEEDING TICKETS BY THE NUMBERS According to a 2012 Fairfax News article, during the Commonwealth’s 2010 fiscal year, Virginia’s courts accumulated $238,314,876 from all traffic tickets.  Needless to say, $238 million means that quite a few traffic tickets were issued on Virginia’s 75,000 miles of roadway.  According to Fairfax News, which cites analysis from AAA Mid-Atlantic, $101 …

4 Phases of an Uncontested Divorce

Brandon Waltrip Divorce & Child Custody

Uncontested divorce is a unique area of the law. Unlike other civil suits there is a timeline and phases, which can either make the case move forward quite quickly, or when not handled properly, extremely slow. I have often been asked by clients during an uncontested divorce “when will this be over?” This is a great question, and focuses on …

DUI 2nd Client Found Not Guilty

Brandon Waltrip Criminal Defense

A client of Waltrip & Campbell, PC, represented by Brandon C. Waltrip, Esq., was found not guilty of Driving Under the Influence 2nd Offense in the Williamsburg James-City County General District Court after trial on May 19, 2016. The Court found there was insufficient evidence the client was driving on the night in question. If found guilty the client faced …

Client Wins Child Custody Dispute

Brandon Waltrip Divorce & Child Custody

After three years, the non-custodial parent, and client of Waltrip & Campbell, PC won primary physical custody in a full day child custody trial in the Williamsburg James-City County Circuit Court. The client was represented by Brandon C. Waltrip, Esq. who specializes in child custody matters. This particular client had been fighting to re-gain custody of her child from the …

Is An Uncontested Divorce Right for Me?

Brandon Waltrip Divorce & Child Custody

A common question potential clients often struggle with is whether or not an uncontested divorce is right for them. The question is really less about assets, then about your approach to the divorce process. In this blog I examine what are the real issues behind whether an uncontested divorce is right for clients. 1. I Don’t Want to Go to …

Three Things For Your Child Custody and Support Consultation

Brandon Waltrip Divorce & Child Custody

Often clients wonder what documents are most important for a consultation. For a criminal charge, the answer is simple, the summons given to you by police evidencing the charges. But, what should you bring to a child custody and support consultation? This blog lays out the most helpful documents to bring to a child custody and support consultation. 1. Current …

Can I Withdraw A Guilty Plea?

Brandon Waltrip Criminal Defense

It is not uncommon in a criminal case for a client to be offered a plea agreement, accept, then reconsider. At that point the question becomes whether or not the plea of guilt can be withdrawn and a plea of not guilty entered. In order for a client to withdraw their plea of guilt they must demonstrate both of two requirements. …

An Important Gift This Christmas – Last Will and Testament

Brandon Waltrip Estate Planning

By this time in life you likely do one of two things around the holidays: buy your own Christmas gift or buy a joint gift with your spouse. In our home, we do the same. It’s practical and you know what is best for your self and your family.  With that in mind, you can’t pass up on this important gift for Christmas. …

What are “Mandatory Minimums?”

Brandon Waltrip Criminal Defense

In this blog I examine mandatory minimum sentences as they apply to criminal charges. Mandatory minimums are the result of state legislatures taking control of the judicial system. Some have argued they are a response to “activist” judges, or unruly juries. Nonetheless, mandatory minimums litter the landscape of the current criminal defense system and must understood and dealt with by …