Other Practice Areas

Other Practice Areas

Small Business Litigation, Business Formation, Estate Planning & Traffic Ticket Lawyer in King George & Caroline Counties

The Law Office of Thomas B. Dance, P.C. serves individuals, families, and businesses in additional practice areas beyond divorce and family law. When faced with a business issue or dispute, the need for a comprehensive estate plan to protect your assets and your family, or a traffic citation that could cost you expensive fines or the potential loss of your license, it is best to be equipped with the knowledge and insight of an experienced attorney. 

Our Fredericksburg attorney can educate you on the laws pertaining to your issue, what your lawful rights and/or responsibilities may be, and help you navigate the legal process toward an optimum resolution. Our goal is to help you resolve matters efficiently and effectively, whether it involves creating a will or trust, negotiating a settlement in a business dispute, or defending you in traffic court. Our attorney provides professional service that focuses on a personalized attorney-client relationship to give you the best possible legal experience. 

Book an appointment to consult with our Fredericksburg attorney about your legal concerns via our online request form or by calling The Law Office of Thomas B. Dance, P.C. at (540) 835-5013

Fredericksburg Business Litigation Attorney

As a small business owner, you may face many of the legal challenges that large businesses face, without the corporate lawyers that large companies can afford. When contract disputes, lease problems, and other issues arise that require the help of a reliable attorney, we can provide the advice and representation you need at a much lower cost than you would incur with a bigger law firm.

We have represented clients in a variety of small business matters in district courts and circuit courts, seeking remedies to disputes. We can defend your interests in cases related to:

  • Breach of contract
  • Property exchange and reclamation
  • Leases for commercial properties
  • Employment contracts and other employment matters
  • Purchase and sale agreements

Fredericksburg Business Formation Attorney

If you are starting a business or are planning to make your existing business official, it is important to have a basic understanding of the legal aspects of doing business, including entity formation and contract law. Forming a legal entity can protect you from the loss of your personal assets, provide important tax benefits, and improve your clients' perception of you and what you do. Having well-written contracts can protect you and your business from loss and help you capitalize on opportunities.

Our firm can help you form a corporation, limited liability company (LLC), or other business entity that will best meet the needs of your particular business. We can also advise and represent you in many other matters common to small businesses, including negotiation and litigation of disputes.

This area of practice can include matters related to: 

  • Operating agreements
  • Corporate bylaws
  • Meeting minutes and proxy statements
  • Sale and purchase agreements
  • Leases for commercial properties
  • Employment contracts
  • Promissory notes
  • Non-disclosure, non-compete, and confidentiality agreements
  • Release of liability
  • Serving as a registered agent  

Whether you run a family business or a professional practice, or you are marketing a product or service, we can provide affordable, practical legal guidance that will support your business efforts and help prevent problems in the future.

Estate Planning Attorney in Fredericksburg

Wills and trusts are tools that can help you accomplish several important testamentary goals. They can tell your executor or trustee how to provide for your loved ones after your death and enable you to avoid unnecessary family conflicts in the future. Related documents such as advanced medical directives and durable powers of attorney can help you specify and legally solidify your wishes regarding health care and other issues. If you are divorced or going through a divorce, updating your will is extremely important, particularly if you have children.

Well-written wills and other testamentary documents allow you to detail what will happen to your money and property, who will take care of your children, and who will be in charge of handling your affairs. 

We can help you cover your bases in the following ways:

  • Naming your executor and trustee
  • Making specific gifts of property to loved ones
  • Making residuary or remainder gifts
  • Creating simple trusts for beneficiaries under a certain age that last until they meet a specified age
  • Including important adoption, guardianship, and conservatorship provisions in a will to ensure your loved ones are properly cared for in the event of your death
  • Appointing agents for other property
  • Setting up charitable donations
  • Advanced medical directives and durable powers of attorney

Fredericksburg Traffic Ticket Attorney

If you have been ticketed for speeding or another moving violation, you may be facing a large fine, demerit points on your license, or an increase in your insurance premiums; in some situations, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles can order you to attend a driver improvement clinic or suspend your license.

The good news is that you have the legal right to defend yourself against any alleged traffic violation, just as you would in a criminal matter, and, in some cases, you can achieve favorable results with the help of an experienced attorney.

We defend drivers against traffic tickets issued in Caroline and King George Counties, and the City of Fredericksburg. Our representation has enabled many of our clients to reduce the consequences of a citation and keep their driving records clean. Whether you received a ticket on Interstate 95 or elsewhere, we can represent you in matters including:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to obey a stop sign or traffic light
  • Reckless and careless driving
  • Driving without insurance, registration, or a license

For legal advice or representation in any of the above areas, please do not hesitate to contact The Law Office of Thomas B. Dance, P.C. Our rates are competitive and we can answer any questions you have. 

  • “His advice is spot on. What he will save you in emotional stress, monetary loss, and your overall sanity, in the long run, is worth every penny upfront.” - Charles A.
  • “He is responsive, extremely knowledgeable about family law, and his advice and guidance is exactly what I needed.” - Revolutions Images & Media
  • “Thomas Dance and his staff are very experienced, knowledgeable and very kindhearted.” - Dylan B.

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