1. DUIs, Traffic Lawyers, And You, Part One

    Understanding Your Best Options In today’s post, we will be staring into the unknown abyss that is a DUI, along with its facets and intricacies. Why would we want to bring up such an uncomfortable topic like DUIs as they pertain to traffic law as a whole? That is an excellent question, we are thrilled you asked. The first reason is that people get in these situations more often than most any of …Read More

  2. Understanding Civil Litigation

    Generally speaking, civil litigation is the result of at least one party is claimed to have committed a wrong, but not a crime. Depending on who you ask, some litigation attorneys will say that many specialized subjects within the umbrella of civil litigation are not, strictly speaking, civil litigation cases. For example, labor law and small claims cases can be given more precise descriptors, but…Read More

  3. Estate Planning And Simple Mistakes To Avoid

    TATE BYWATER Law has been serving the regions of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. for nearly 50 years, having been founded by James R. Tate and Douglas E. Bywater all the way back in 1972. Why should you care about how long TATE BYWATER has been providing clients with exceptional estate planning? We are glad you asked. The bottom line is that any law practice that has been around for such…Read More

  4. The Most Common Divorce Traps Men Fall Into

    When a marriage is moving towards its unfortunate conclusion, husbands and fathers tend to fall victim to various emotional traps. Frequently, husbands think they can make legal concessions to as a last-ditch effort to save their marriage by making grand gestures. Sometimes these gestures are monetary, meaning husbands will concede financial rights in an effort to win their wife back. Others can b…Read More

  5. Things To Consider While Choosing An Immigration Attorney

    Perhaps you are one of the many Americans out there who is concerned about recent immigration policy changes and how it may affect you or your loved one’s livelihoods. Although it is difficult and often imprudent to extrapolate and therefore speculate, the purpose of this post is to educate you in a general way about what to look for if you are in considering retaining an immigration lawyer. Of …Read More

  6. What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

    At TATE BYWATER Law, we strive to provide the very best legal counsel, because we genuinely care about the lives of our clients. Our practice areas of expertise are numerous, because we want you to come to us, no matter the legal service you require. Whether it’s Bankruptcy, Business and Corporate Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal and Traffic, Family Law, Immigration, Personal Industry, Real Esta…Read More

  7. How Filing Bankruptcy Affects Your Credit Score

    A reasonable concern regarding filing for bankruptcy is how it will affect your credit score. If this is a determining factor, consider what your credit score could look like when you are not able to make past due payments and interest continues to accrue. To get the most information about filing for bankruptcy, consult with a bankruptcy lawyer in Fairfax County to learn the most about your option…Read More

  8. Filing Bankruptcy, Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13

    Deciding to file bankruptcy is often the most challenging part of the process, after spending time trying to pay back debt, get your finances in order, and take control of your mortgage or student loans; when you and your bankruptcy lawyer have decided that the best option is to file bankruptcy, it’s time to decide what chapter to file under. Knowing the details of each option is the best way of…Read More

  9. 10 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Lawyer

    At TATE BYWATER, we want to help you secure the safety of your new home. With an experienced real estate lawyer on your side, you can protect your property and avoid any complications in your home ownership. Our real estate lawyers will know what to look for, how to identify troublesome situations, and proactively seek the best solutions for you and your family. If you are unsure if you need a rea…Read More

  10. Myths About Filing Bankruptcy

    We have all been in situations where we lose control of our finances and the future is uncertain. With looming credit card bills, medical bills, and past due notices piling up, what do you do? Trying to manage debt alone is challenging and oftentimes risky. Your credit score is falling rapidly, creditors are calling constantly, and there doesn’t seem to be a way out. Filing bankruptcy may seem l…Read More