Salem, Virginia Divorce Lawyers

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David A. Robinson
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Salem, VA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(540) 404-9196 111 E. Clay Street
Salem, VA 24153
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Washington and Lee University School of Law
David was born and raised in the Roanoke Valley; the son of a Registered Nurse and a Roanoke City Police Officer, he spent his childhood in Salem and attended Glenvar High School. After graduating, he went on to attend Virginia Tech where he received degrees in both Finance and Accounting. After graduation, David worked as an accountant in both the public and private sectors, but decided the law was his true calling. He went on to attend Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he graduated with honors at the top of his class in 2010. David began his...
Thomas Woodward Ashton
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Roanoke, VA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(540) 929-1330 2728 Colonial Ave
Suite 111
Roanoke, VA 24015
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Business and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
I am a tenacious Roanoke lawyer who puts my clients' interests first. As a general practice attorney, I have extensive experience in many different areas of the law, including: business formation and corporate governance, general civil litigation, family law (divorce, support and custody), plaintiff's personal injury, GAO protests and federal procurement law, bankruptcy (Chapters 7 and 13), construction litigation, civil rights and s. 1983 cases, protective orders, and alternative dispute resolution. This broad experience allows me to bring a different perspective to bear in my practice. I have won jury and bench trials in Virginia, and have been victorious...
Bettina Charisse Altizer Esq
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Roanoke, VA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(540) 345-2000 324 Washington Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
University of Virginia School of Law
Roanoke, Virginia, Personal Injury Lawyer: Ms. Bettina C. Altizer (Partner) was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. At the ripe age of three, she decided that she wanted to be a lawyer and that desire never wavered. Bettina moved to the Roanoke Valley with her family in 1973 and graduated with high distinction from the University of Virginia in 1985 with a B.A. in American Government. Bettina graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1988. began practicing with her father, Jack Altizer, in 1991 and they formed the Roanoke injury firm of Altizer & Altizer in Roanoke, VA....
John Weber
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Roanoke, VA Divorce Attorney
(540) 776-6340 2727 Electric Road
Suite 101
Roanoke, VA 24018
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
John Weber III is the President and founding member of WEBER LAW FIRM, PC. John began his legal career in 1992 after graduating from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law. John began his legal career with a small law firm in Danville, Virginia, where he worked on a variety of civil and criminal cases. After gaining valuable trial experience, John moved to Roanoke to work with one of the largest law firms in southwest Virginia - Gentry Locke Rakes and Moore. While at Gentry Locke, John was assigned to defend complex civil litigation cases and gained extensive...
Correy Austin Diviney
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Roanoke, VA Divorce Lawyer
(540) 982-7787 23 Franklin Rd. SW
Roanoke, VA 24011
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Cheryl Watson Smith
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Roanoke, VA Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(540) 265-9022 5440 Peters Creek Rd
Suite 104
Roanoke, VA 24019
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Personal Injury
University of Richmond School of Law
Cheryl Watson Smith JD, has been in the private practice of law in Roanoke, Virginia since 1988 and practices in the area of family law, including complex property matters. Through the Collaborative Divorce Process, mediation, and negotiated settlements, she assists families in resolving disputes without going to court.

Ms. Smith is passionate about the Collaborative Divorce Process as an alternative to court battles for families in conflict. She is committed to expanding the use of the Collaborative Divorce Process by developing her own Collaborative Practice skills and training other professionals in the Collaborative Process. Ms. Smith is on the faculty...
Neal S. Johnson
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Roanoke, VA Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(540) 427-6856 120 Day Ave SW #200
Roanoke, VA 24016
Divorce and Personal Injury
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Neal Johnson has over 30 years of trial experience in both state and federal courts. In recent years, he has devoted his professional career to the representation of victims of devastating personal injury as a result of negligence, as well as individuals needing representation in complex commercial litigation, family law proceedings or serious criminal cases.
Devon Slovensky
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Roanoke, VA Divorce Attorney
(540) 492-5297 10 Church Ave
Suite 103
Roanoke, VA 24011
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
George Mason University School of Law
Vicki Wiese
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Roanoke, VA Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(540) 206-3770 1502 Franklin Rd
Suite 203
Roanoke, VA 24016
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Vicki L. Francois (née Wiese), Esq.

Vicki obtained a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. She then obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Oklahoma City School of Law, where she was awarded Order of the Barristers in recognition of excellence of courtroom advocacy. She also served as a law clerk for the Honorable James F. Lane of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals during law school.  She is licensed to practice law in Virginia and in the District of Columbia. She is a charter member and co-founder of the Ted Dalton American Inn of Court and has served...
Timothy Shawn Bird
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Roanoke, VA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(540) 721-5110 310 S. Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24011
Divorce, Business, Estate Planning and Family
Often people ask "What type of law do you practice?" I respond in a fashion most don't expect. I think of myself as a personal and small business lawyer. If you, a loved one, or your business has a legal need, whatever it may be, I and my firm are here to help. Gilbert, Bird, Sharpes and Robinson has a number of wonderful attorneys who can meet most all of the legal needs of our clients. If for some reason we can't, however, we will find an attorney who can. Our goal is to...
Seth Christopher Weston
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Roanoke, VA Divorce Lawyer
315 Campbell Avenue, SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
George Mason University School of Law
David J. Damico
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Roanoke, VA Divorce Attorney with 43 years experience
(540) 343-0888 313 Campbell Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24007
Divorce, Criminal and DUI
University of Virginia School of Law
John S. Huntington
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Christiansburg, VA Divorce Attorney with 37 years experience
(540) 382-6633 7 Radford St
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
John Huntington has been advocating for clients with complex Family Law matters for decades. He is experienced using alternative dispute resolution models such as Judicial Settlement Conferences, Mediation, Collaborative Divorce practice, and Cooperative Divorce practice. While pursuing the best possible outcomes, Mr. Huntington is mindful of promoting the best interests of children, and dignity of those involved. He is dedicated to practicing law with professionalism and civility.

Mr. Huntington received his B.A. with honors, at the State University of New York at Binghamton. In 1981, he obtained a J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University....
Oneida N. Huntington
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Christiansburg, VA Divorce Lawyer with 2 years experience
(540) 382-6633 7 Radford St
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Oneida N. Huntington is a dedicated Family Law Attorney at Huntington, Huntington & Huntington, PLLC. She represents clients with Divorce, Custody, Visitation, Support, Property Distribution, Adoption, Protective Orders, and other Family Law matters. Ms. Huntington has been certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia as a Mediator. She is committed to zealous advocacy focused on meeting the needs and goals of her clients.

Ms. Huntington received her B.A. in History from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Ms. Huntington is licensed to practice law in...
Timothy D. Dooley
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Vinton, VA Divorce Lawyer
(540) 627-5140 Post Office Box 1037
10 Walnut Avenue #4
Vinton, VA 24179
Divorce, Collections, Family and Personal Injury
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Roanoke, VA Divorce Attorney
(540) 982-1700 320 Elm Avenue SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
Divorce, Business, Collections and Family
Roanoke, VA Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
3716 Kentland Dr
Roanoke, VA 24018
Divorce and Family
Roanoke, VA Divorce Attorney
(540) 904-5704 2727 Electric Road, Suite 207
Roanoke, VA 24018
Divorce
Brittany S. Williams
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Stuart, VA Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(276) 694-2455 125 Slusher Street
Stuart, VA 24171
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Juvenile
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Britt is the Vice President of Schneider & Williams, P.C. Originally from Georgia, she graduated from Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology. Britt then went on to attend Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Virginia. There, Britt chaired as Vice President of the Student Government Association, the Campus Events Organization, and a community service society unique to Sweet Briar. She also enjoyed the opportunity to captain the Women’s Varsity Lacrosse team. Britt graduated Sweet Briar College with a BA in Sociology with a minor in Religion.

Following graduation, Britt attended Samford University’s Cumberland School of...
Courtney L Armstrong
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Martinsville, VA Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(276) 632-7022 1 Walnut Street
Martinsville, VA 24112
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Appalachian School of Law
Ward Armstrong has been practicing law for nearly 40 years. Now he and his daughter, Courtney Armstrong, practice together as The Armstrong Law Firm. The Armstrong Law Firm offers representation for cases of all types including criminal defense and drunk driving, personal injury from motor vehicle accidents, divorce and child custody, elder law and estate planning, including wills, and general civil matters. Don’t be strong-armed in the courtroom – hire The Armstrong Law Firm today!
Cary Powell Moseley
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BEDFORD, VA Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(434) 546-3774 401 OTEY STREET
BEDFORD, VA 24523
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
Harold E. Slate II
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Stuart, VA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(276) 694-2731 403 Patrick Avenue
Post Office Box 765
Stuart, VA 24171
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Campbell University
Carter B. Garrett
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Bedford, VA Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(540) 586-1034 116 East Main Street
Bedford, VA 24523
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of Richmond School of Law
Atchuthan Sriskandarajah
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Lynchburg, VA Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
3831 Old Forest Rd.
Suite 6
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Divorce, Criminal and DUI
Mr. Sris started the firm in 1997 and the firm has client meeting locations in Virginia & Maryland. SRIS Law Group, P.C. has nine client meeting locations in two states. Mr. Sris was a former prosecutor for the Town of Haymarket, Virginia. As a result of his experience as a prosecutor in addition to being a trial lawyer, he has a thorough understanding of criminal/traffic law and domestic relations. Attorneys who have been in practice for a greater period of time than Mr. Sris turn to him for advice on how to handle complex criminal and family law...
Pulaski, VA Divorce Attorney
(540) 980-4664 219 Randolph Ave
Pulaski, VA 24301
Divorce and Family
Lynchburg, VA Divorce Lawyer
(434) 846-3348 105 Archway Ct
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Bedford, VA Divorce Attorney
(540) 587-5548 118 E Main St
Bedford, VA 24523
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Hillsville, VA Divorce Lawyer
217 N Main St
Hillsville, VA 24343
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Pearisburg, VA Divorce Lawyer
(540) 921-1703 503 Mountain Lake Ave
Pearisburg, VA 24134
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Robert Colby Warren
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Danville, VA Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
219 Patton Street
Danville, VA 24541
Divorce, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
Elon University
I graduated from Tunstall High School in 2007. I went on to attend Hampden-Sydney College where I received my B.S. in History and graduated with the distinction of summa cum laude in 2011. I then attended Elon University School of Law. I received my J.D. in 2014 and became a member of the Virginia Bar in 2015. My areas of practice include personal injury, criminal defense, and domestic relations as well as general practice.
Mark Holland
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Danville, VA Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(434) 792-6583 641 Main St
Danville, VA 24541
Divorce, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Richmond School of Law
I have been practicing law in the Dan River Region for over 20 years and my experience successfully trying cases to verdict enables me to find solutions and reach settlements for my individual and corporate clients.
Brian R. Moore
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Lynchburg, VA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(434) 299-0130 3311 Old Forest Rd
Suite 105
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Divorce and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
Benjamin Sharpe
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Danville, VA Divorce Lawyer with 3 years experience
(434) 792-3911 110 N Union Street
Danville, VA 24541
Divorce, Collections, Criminal and Insurance Defense
Elon University School of Law
Mr Robert M. Galumbeck
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Tazewell, VA Divorce Lawyer with 43 years experience
(276) 988-6561 100 W Main St
PO Box 626
Tazewell, VA 24651
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
College of William and Mary
University of Virginia undergraduate, William and Mary law school; former Commonwealth's Attorney; former County Attorney; Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubble; Virginia Legal Elite 2007 and 2008; Virginia Super Lawyer 2008, 2009, 2013; 2014; Fellow of American College of Trial Attorneys; former lecturer Virginia CLE; Viginia Leader in the Law in 2012.
Jeffrey Willard Stowers Jr.
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Cedar Bluff, VA Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(276) 522-1220 1053 Cedar Valley Drive
P.O. Box 33
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
Joshua O Elrod
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Lexington, VA Divorce Attorney
(540) 463-7119 15 East Nelson Street
Lexington, VA 24450
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Danville, VA Divorce Attorney with 52 years experience
(804) 793-9670 703 Patton St
Danville, VA 24541
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Tazewell, VA Divorce Lawyer with 32 years experience
(276) 988-6554 996 Ben Bolt Ave
Tazewell, VA 24651
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Waynesboro, VA Divorce Attorney with 35 years experience
(540) 949-5300 330 W Main St
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Wytheville, VA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(276) 228-5566 340 W Monroe St
Wytheville, VA 24382
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.