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Consumer
Bankruptcy
PDF
 
Buying a Used Car
PDF
 
Car Title Loans
PDF
 
Contracts
PDF
 
Payday Loans
PDF
 
Public Utilities
PDF
 
Surviving Debt
PDF
 
Telecommunications
PDF
 
Vehicle Lemon Laws
PDF
 
Warranties
PDF
 

Criminal
Driver's License Restoration
PDF
 
Expungement Process
PDF
 
Expungements and Pardons of Criminal Charges
PDF
 

Debtors Rights
After the Court Has Already Issued a Judgment
PDF
 
Auto Repairs
PDF
 
Debt Collection
HTML

 
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
PDF
 
Garnishment
PDF
 
Getting Sued
PDF
 
Know Your Rights in General District Court
PDF
 
Medical Debt
PDF
 
Repossessions and Deficiency Judgments
PDF
 
Taking a Civil Case to General District Court
PDF
 
Unfair Sales Practices and Consumer Fraud
PDF
 

Education
Education Rights for Children
PDF
 
Special Education Rights
PDF
 
Student Loans
PDF
 

Elder Law
Adult Long-Term Care Services
PDF
 
Advance Medical Directives
PDF
 
Elder and Incapacitated Adult Abuse
PDF
 
Power of Attorney
PDF
 
Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled
PDF
 
Wills
PDF
 

Employment
Family and Medical Leave Act
PDF
 
Unemployment Compensation
PDF
 
Unemployment Compensation (shorter tri-fold version)
PDF
 
Wrongful Discharge and Wrongful Treatment at Work
PDF
 

Family and Domestic and Sexual Violence
Adoption
PDF
 
Back Child Support
PDF
 
Child Abuse and Neglect; Foster Care; and Court Termination of Parental Rights
PDF
 
Child Custody and Visitation
PDF
 
Child Support
PDF
 
Divorce and Separation
PDF
 
Divorce, Spousal Support, and Division of Marital Property and Debts
PDF
 
Domestic Violence
PDF
 
Domestic Violence and Protective Orders
PDF
 
Emancipation of Children
PDF
 
Establishing a Birth Record
PDF
 
Guardianship and Conservatorship
PDF
 
How to Respond to a Complaint for Divorce
PDF
 
Paternity
PDF
 
Self-help Divorce
PDF
 
Spousal Support
PDF
 
Termination of Parental Rights
PDF
 

Food Stamps
Food Stamps [SNAP]
PDF
 

Health
Advance Medical Directives
PDF
 
Medicaid
PDF
 
Medicaid Spend-Down
PDF
 
MEDICARE AND MEDICAID RIGHTS IN VIRGINIA
HTML

 

Housing
Can My Landlord Bar My Guest From My Rental Property?
PDF
 
Evictions (including Lockouts and Utility Shutoffs)
PDF
 
Fair Housing
PDF
 
Federally Subsidized Housing -- tenant-based
PDF
PDF
 
Federally Subsidized Housing -- unit-based
PDF
 
Foreclosure
PDF
 
Home Ownership
PDF
 
Information on Evictions and Utility Shutoffs
HTML

 
Mobile Home and Lot Rentals
For those who rent a mobile home and the lot it sits on in a mobile home park with 10 or more lots.
PDF
 
Mobile Home Ownership and Lot Rentals
For those who own, or are buying, their mobile home, and are renting the lot it sits on in a mobile home park with 10 or more lots.
PDF
 
Public Housing
PDF
 
Repairs and Maintenance of Rental Property
PDF
 
Security Deposits
PDF
 
Tenants' Rights (short tri-fold version)
PDF
 
When Rental Property is Destroyed
PDF
 
Your Rights as a Tenant
PDF
 

Social Security
Preparing for Your Disability Hearing
PDF
 
Representative Payee -- SSA
PDF
 
Social Security Benefits -- other than Disability
PDF
 
Social Security Disability -- Working While Disabled
PDF
 
Social Security Disability (SSD)
PDF
 
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
PDF
 
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) -- shorter tri-fold version
PDF
 

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
General Relief
Note: General Relief is not the same as TANF. Contact VLAS for materials on TANF.
PDF
 
 
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