Valuable Sources of Information for your Virginia Legal Matter
Virginia Circuit Courts
There is a circuit court in each city and county in Virginia. The circuit court is the trial court with the broadest powers in Virginia. The circuit court exclusively handles most civil cases with claims of more than $25,000. It shares authority with the general district court to hear matters involving claims between $4,500 and $25,000. The circuit court has the authority to hear serious criminal cases called felonies.
The circuit court also handles family matters, including divorce. In addition, the circuit court hears cases appealed from the general district court and from the juvenile and domestic relations district court.
Basic details about cases for most of Virginia's Circuit Court cases can be found here.
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
The Virginia judicial system offers a webpage dedicated to the juvenile and domestic relations district courts. The webpage provides information including court forms, helpful manuals, domestic relations programs, links to resources, and contact information.
Separate in Same Household Checklist
Checklist for Separation Under Same Roof
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a FastStats page providing valuable data on marriage and divorce statistics throughout the United States. It also offers a Marriages and Divorces page under its National Vital Statistics System on the site, providing links to additional information.
Identity Theft Resource Center Data Breaches Information
Provides updated information about data breaches.
Obtaining Annual Credit Reports
Credit Report Request Form
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The Federal Trade Commission offers a consumer protection website with information about credit and loans. It provides valuable resources pertaining to credit cards, credit reports and scoring, your legal rights, and privacy protections.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This website offers national highway traffic and safety information, including the latest data, research, laws, and regulations pertaining to the nation’s roadways.
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles offers a comprehensive highway safety website, with traffic crash data, latest news, programs, and resources.
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety website provides updates on the latest highway safety news, research reports, and information on teen, aggressive, and distracted driving.