Family Law

Family law is one of the most common reasons people hire lawyers. Adoptions, divorce, separation agreements, custody, visitation, child support… All of these life problems often require court rulings to get resolutions.

It isn’t easy managing family relationships, even in the best of times, but when legal problems arise, disputes can become ugly and sometimes even dangerous. Emotion often takes over and hinders any effort to solve problems.

That’s where lawyers come into play. Our job is to advocate for clients by translating an emotional case into a legal case with evidence and argument in order to persuade a court to rule in our favor. We have the experience and zeal you need on your side.

Our Areas of Expertise

Custody

Child custody disputes are emotionally draining for everyone involved. In Virginia, unless an agreement is made, custody is eventually determined by a judge after a court hearing. The court looks at particular factors when it decides custody cases, and it is the lawyer's job to prove (with evidence) that these factors favor the client instead of the other party.

Visitation

Visitation is a crucial way to maintain family connections with vulnerable children. When the parties can't agree on visitation, it falls to the court to decide. All kinds of factors come into play - including living arrangements, lifestyles, employment, friends, relatives, education and more. The job of a lawyer in a visitation case is to show how the child will benefit from visitation, by providing evidence.

Uncontested Divorce

We represent clients in uncontested divorces, where there are no issues involving separation, custody, visitation or settlement of property that need to be decided by a court. If you and your spouse have agreed to divorce terms, we can help.

Adoption

The adoption of a child is probably the most important legal matter you will ever have. Adoption laws in Virginia are complicated and the courts demand strict compliance from adoptive parents. We have the experience you need to make sure that your adoption case is handled properly and quickly. Our attorneys and administrative professionals will handle your case with attention and care from start to finish.

Children and Family are a Vital Part of Your Life

We're here to help you make the best decisions possible.

Need Help For Your Family?

If you need help with custody, visitation, adoption, or uncontested divorce, we’re happy to help you.

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