Glen Allen Lawyer for Virginia Civil Litigation Matters
If family issues such as divorce have brought you into court, or if you have been injured in an automobile accident, you need a lawyer who can advise you on your rights and represent you in any legal proceedings necessary to resolve your legal matter. Farmer Legal helps people throughout central and southwest Virginia with all types of business, personal and family disputes, including the representation of military service members in civil matters.
Virginia Family Law Matters
Farmer Legal represents clients in the Richmond area in family matters such as divorce and adoption. Virginia law recognizes both fault and no-fault grounds for divorce, and the reason for divorce can have a big impact on how decisions are made regarding the distribution of marital property (the property settlement), child custody, child support, and spousal support and maintenance (alimony). Even in a no-fault divorce, the judge has wide discretion in how to decide these matters based on the arguments and evidence presented by the spouses’ attorneys. It is important to have an attorney who can provide sound advice and effective representation to ensure a fair outcome that meets your needs, whether the divorce is settled through collaborative negotiations or requires litigation to resolve.
Personal Injury Attorney in Lynchburg
If you have been injured in a car accident because the other driver was careless, reckless or negligent, or if you were injured in a store or business because the property owner did not maintain the premises in a safe condition (slippery floors, falling objects, etc.), then you are entitled under the law to be compensated by the negligent party for your past and future medical expenses, lost wages if you missed time from work or became disabled from working, pain and suffering, and other legal damages.
In order to obtain these benefits, however, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit and prove that you were injured and that it is the other party’s fault. Meanwhile, the other party’s insurance company will vigorously defend them and try to pay as little as possible. In fact, if they can convince the jury that your own conduct in any way contributed to the accident, you can be prohibited from recovering any money at all, regardless of how much of the accident is the other party’s fault. It is essential that you get legal representation from the very start from a personal injury lawyer who will go up against the insurance company and take the case to trial if a fair settlement cannot be reached.
Through Farmer Legal’s Outside-Inside Counsel Program, we provide ongoing assistance to help small business owners stay in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and prevent disputes from arising through thoughtful business planning and transactional assistance. In the event disputes do arise, we provide strong and effective representation to protect your rights and interests.
Virginia Lawyer and U.S. Army Officer
As an officer in the U.S. Army for almost ten years, Josh Farmer understands military issues and maintains a military law practice helping servicemembers with military criminal charges and discipline matters. But servicemembers also have family issues and get into accidents like everyone else, and Farmer Legal is here to help in those times as well.
Military servicemembers often face special issues, even in civil matters. For instance, in divorce and family law matters, there may be questions over a civilian spouse’s right to a marital share of a military pension or to be designated as a beneficiary under a Survivor Benefit Plan. Also, special rules apply to the ability of a civilian spouse to continue TRICARE following a divorce, as well as other health care, commissary and exchange benefits.
In the case of personal injury, questions commonly arise such as: Is the claim against the U.S. government? If so, did the injury arise out of or in the course of activity incident to service? What if the accident occurs while the servicemember is on leave but happens on the base or involves a military vehicle? Farmer Legal understands how the answers to these questions can impact your case.
In all civil matters, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act gives a servicemember extra time to respond to legal proceedings for up to 60 days after returning from active duty. Farmer Legal is knowledgeable in these matters and can help you in a civil matter that involves military personnel.
Get Help With Your Virginia Litigation Needs Today
For personal attention, sound advice and professional representation in the resolution of your civil legal matter, call Farmer Legal in Lynchburg at (804) 325-1441, or contact us online to schedule a free, initial consultation with a skilled and knowledgeable Virginia attorney.