Season’s Greetings from James E. Short, PLC

Over the next week friends and family will be getting together to celebrate the season. If you choose to drink while celebrating, please drink responsibly. I want everyone to ring in the New Year safely. If you are drinking, please have a designated driver. If you don’t have a designated driver then call a friend […]

Social Security Disability Hearing

If your application for reconsideration is denied, you have the right to an appeal before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who is employed by the Social Security Administration. The judge’s job is to review the facts of your case and make a decision on whether or not you should receive benefits. The fact that you […]

The Importance of Your Medical Records and Your Physician

When applying for Social Security Disability benefits, one of the most important pieces of information you will provide to the Social Security Administration is your medical records. The more medical evidence you can provide to support your case, the more likely you are to be approved for benefits. Before applying for Social Security benefits you […]

Divorce Dos and Don’ts

Separation and divorce are difficult situations. If you have never experienced these circumstances before you may be overwhelmed and confused. I have compiled a list of dos and don’ts to inform you and help you prepare for this complicated time. DO NOT sign anything until your attorney reviews it. DO NOT post any comments and/or […]

Reckless Driving FAQs

What is Reckless Driving? Most Virginia reckless driving tickets are based on speed. If you drive more than 20 miles per hour over the speed limit or over 80 miles per hour, you have committed the offense of reckless driving by speed. However, reckless driving is also defined as failing to maintain control of your […]

Six Ways to Win Your DUI Case

1. Cooperate with the police. Most police officers are quite proficient in their duties and do a good job carrying out what is expected of them by their department and the community. Certainly, it doesn’t benefit you to be abusive or antagonistic with the police officer. Please remember, when you go to Court, the police […]

Divorce 101 Seminar – October 23, 2013

SEMINAR: “DIVORCE 101- What You Need to Know About Divorce” DATE: October 23, 2013 at 6:30 PM LOCATION: Russell Memorial Library, 2808 Taylor Road, Chesapeake, Virginia SPEAKER: James E. Short, Attorney at Law Are you going through a divorce or know someone who is going through a divorce? This is one of the hardest things […]