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West Virginia Legislature Passed Senate Bill 130 in March. This is What it Means for DUI Law

The 2020 West Virginia legislative session ended in March just as COVID-19 started popping up in cities across the United States. Like you, we dove into the business of social distancing and learning how to conduct life via Zoom. A lot has been lost in the shuffle, but it’s important not to lose sight of…
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West Virginia Enacts Temporary Remote Notarization Rule

In early April, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner issued an emergency rule to establish a temporary alternative to in-person notarization of documents. This executive order eliminates the need for signees to appear in person before a notary in order for a document to be notarized. Similar orders have been enacted in states such…
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Divorce and Custody in the Time of Covid-19

You’ve heard the prediction: nine months from now we’ll be in the throes of a coronavirus baby boom. It’s an optimistic, if not humorous, take on life after Covid-19. And, it might prove true after the months-long “shelter in place” orders enacted across the country. We’ll have to wait and see. Unfortunately, we’re also likely…
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At WDHJ We Are Working

Everyday life has come to a standstill since Covid-19 came on the scene. But we know life doesn’t really stop, even in the face of a pandemic. At Wooton, Davis, Hussell & Johnson, we haven’t stopped either. While we’ve transitioned as much of our practice online as we can, we are still available in whatever…
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When the Unexpected Happens: How Luke Perry Protected his Family

The passing of high-profile personalities affords us an opportunity to talk about the importance of proper estate planning. You may recall in August when Aretha Franklin’s death was front-page news. We wrote a blog about her failure to write a will and trust and the potential problems that would pose for the music icon whose…
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Appealing a Notice of Increase of Assessment

Every three years, county assessors across West Virginia conduct routine property tax assessments. The three-year cycle varies from county to county, but invariably, if you are a property owner, you’re likely to receive “A Notice of Increase of Assessment” sooner or later.  In keeping with state code, assessors must notify owners when property values have…
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