Rappahannock County, Virginia Attorney

Rappahannock County Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation Attorneys

Rappahannock County, Virginia, named for the river that separates it from Fauquier County, is a lovely place, seeming to be a continuation of Shenandoah National Park which it abuts. Considered part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metropolitan Area, Rappahannock County is popular with residents and visitors alike because of its charming homes, inns, B&Bs, cottages, quaint antique and gift shops, historic sites, and award-winning wineries. Even in such idyllic surroundings, however, there is a need for experienced attorneys like those at Walker Jones, PC.

For three decades, our practice has served the residents of Rappahannock County and the surrounding area with pride. Our accomplished attorneys have an outstanding reputation for well-polished skills, personal concern, and  a track record of successful outcomes in all of our practice areas, including:

Real Estate Law

For many individuals and couples in Rappahannock County, settling into a new apartment, condo or house, or opening a business, is the first time they interface with our law team, since lawyers are part of the process of purchasing, selling, renting, leasing, or transferring personal or commercial property.

They find out then how invaluable a knowledgeable real estate attorney can be when it comes to handling matters like:

  • Contracts, mortgages, leases, rental agreements
  • Conservation easements and development rights
  • Home loans and foreclosures
  • Title clearances 
  • Road maintenance
  • Boundary and zoning disputes

Because of the large amounts of money involved in real estate dealings, and the long-term nature of many decisions involving property, they come to recognize how critical it can be to have a savvy lawyer at your side.

Business Law in Rappahannock County

Many people settle in Rappahannock County looking to open a business, begin to work for a thriving corporation or open a professional practice in the vicinity of Washington, D.C., an area of growth and possibilities. If you are in this category, contacting Walker Jones is a wise move. Our business attorneys have the knowledge, skills, and determination to help you in all business undertakings, including:

  • Business formation
  • Entity selection (e.g. sole proprietorship, partnership, C or S corporations, LLCs)
  • Sales and purchases of assets or existing businesses
  • Nondisclosure and nonsolicitation agreements
  • Business contracts and disputes 
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Stock option plans 

Whatever you are trying to accomplish in the business world, Walker Jones’ adept business attorneys can help you realize your dreams and relieve you of uncomfortable entanglements.

Wills, Trusts, and Estates in Rappahannock County

Whether you are establishing a career or planning your retirement, it is vital to create a well-crafted estate plan with an experienced wills and trusts attorney. At Walker Jones, our lawyers know that protecting your loved ones, your assets, and your legacy is always a priority.

You can rely on our trustworthy attorneys to help you and your family by preparing essential documents long before they may become necessary, such as wills, health care proxies, durable powers of attorney, and advance directives. We can also provide you with guidance if you suddenly become the executor of another person’s estate.

We are well-prepared to assist you in reaching your financial goals while ensuring that your estate is protected from the risks of overly burdensome taxes, lawsuits, predatory lenders, and dangerous scams. In many situations, this can be done by creating well-crafted trusts. Trusts may also be key in protecting loved ones who have special needs, substance abuse, or mental health issues, or who are unable to handle money in a reasonable way. Beyond this, if you have a high-net-worth estate, an irrevocable trust may enable you to avoid the costs and delays of probate.

Criminal Defense

You may have assumed that you would never have to cope with your own arrest or the arrest of a loved one. It pays to realize, however, that such an assumption has been made by thousands of people who end up paying heavy fines and/or being incarcerated. If you have been arrested, whether for a felony, a misdemeanor, or a traffic offense, you will want to have the very best legal representation. That’s when you should contact Walker Jones.

Our criminal defense attorneys know that they have to act quickly and decisively, and are practiced in the use of proven tactics to throw “reasonable doubt” on the prosecution’s case.

Our goal will be to have your charges dismissed. Even if circumstances make that impossible, we will fight vigorously to either plea bargain you down to a lesser offense or arrive at the lightest penalty possible.

Family Law

Just as most people don’t expect ever to be arrested, most married couples don’t expect ever to divorce. Nonetheless, like so many other unanticipated calamities, divorce happens frequently. If you are considering divorce, now is the time to contact the family law team at Walker Jones to discuss your best options. As you are no doubt aware, there are many pieces to the puzzle of divorce in Virginia, including:

  • Equitable distribution
  • Spousal support
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Visitation
  • Possible arbitration

Our divorce attorneys will help you understand which arrangements are likely to be best for you and your children. We will then negotiate skillfully with opposing counsel and, if necessary, fight at trial to make sure that you and your children are treated fairly.

Of course, not all family matters are adversarial. Some of our most joyful legal cases involve adoptions. If you are looking to expand the size of your family by adopting a child, Walker Jones is eager to help facilitate the process.

Personal Injury Cases in Rappahannock County

Just as residents of Rappahannock County are not immune to arrest or divorce, they have no magic powers to prevent them from being seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence.

If you have suffered a severe injury as the result of a traffic accident, medical malpractice, or an assault, our top-tier personal injury lawyers are here to help you win the damages you deserve. 

We have the skillset and determination to prove the other party’s liability for your medical costs, your lost income, your pain and suffering, and all other related expenses. If you are suffering the anguish of having lost a loved one to wrongful death in a personal injury case, we will pull out all the stops to win you compensation for your loss, though we know it will never be enough.

Civil and Commercial Litigation in Rappahannock County

As the preceding content shows, if you are involved in a dispute that has arisen from a real estate matter, a business contract breach, a contested will, a criminal defense charge, a divorce matter, or a personal injury case, contact the lawyers at Walker Jones, PC for excellent legal representation.

Contact Our Experienced Attorneys Today

We are here to meet comprehensive legal needs, whether they are related to routine matters or complicated litigation. Remember, the sooner you call, the sooner we can begin solving your problem. Contact our office today!