Sandston, Virginia Divorce Lawyers

Matthew S. Throop
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Virginia Divorce Lawyer

Matthew is an attorney, and president and founder of Throop Law. Historically, his practice areas were focused in criminal and traffic defense, and family law. These days, however, Matthew focuses most of his attention... Read More »
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Chris Macturk
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Virginia Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience

Chris Macturk is an accomplished Richmond divorce and family lawyer. After hearing complaints about the uncertainties and anxieties presented by hourly billing, Chris wanted to offer a closer, transparent, and unfettered... Read More »
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Mary A. Napier
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Virginia Divorce Attorney

Mary A. Napier, Esquire grew up in Hanover County, and is currently residing in Richmond, Virginia. She graduated with majors in psychology and justice studies from James Madison University before obtaining her juris... Read More »
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Maciej B. Zebrak
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Virginia Divorce Lawyer

The Law Office of Maciej B. Zebrak provides quality legal services within the Greater Richmond area. Family Law matters are the primary focus of my law firm with an emphasis on Divorce and Child Custody and Visitation. I... Read More »
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Matthew S. Throop
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Richmond, VA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(804) 299-5222 530 East Main Street
Suite 1020
Richmond, VA 23219
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Matthew is an attorney, and president and founder of Throop Law. Historically, his practice areas were focused in criminal and traffic defense, and family law. These days, however, Matthew focuses most of his attention on bankruptcy cases and growing the firm.

He grew up in the Portland, Oregon area, and after graduating from law school in Washington, D.C., relocated to Richmond, VA. to serve the legal community. Though his first careers were in business, Matthew loves the practice of law, and obtaining his law license in 2014 was the fulfillment of one of his lifelong dreams.

In 2014, he opened a solo...
Andrew Catherman
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Richmond, VA Divorce Attorney
(804) 299-5222 530 East Main Street
Suite 1020
Richmond, VA 23219
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Traffic Tickets
Ohio Northern University
Jessica Wildeus
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(804) 477-1720 1801 Bayberry Court
Suite 203
Richmond, VA 23226
Richmond, VA Divorce Lawyer
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Richmond School of Law
Originally from Norfolk, I moved to Richmond in 2014 to attend the University of Richmond School of Law. During law school, I spent my summers working in legal aid and public defender offices around the region and graduated with a Pro Bono Certification.

I currently work at Tingen & Williams as a criminal and family law attorney, where I help people with cases ranging from traffic offenses to divorce and child custody.
Robert L. Flax
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Richmond, VA Divorce Attorney
(804) 355-8425 8 South Sheppard Street
Richmond, VA 23221
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
Robert Flax represents drivers with speeding and, reckless driving charges. He appears in the Richmond, Virginia area courts of the City of Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover, Petersburg and Colonial Heights. Richmond Virginia area traffic courts hear thousands of cases a year. Interstates 64 and 95 run through it. Out of state drivers may receive higher fines and other punishment if they do not have a lawyer to show that the driver deserves leniency or is innocent. Reckless driving is a misdemeanor. A conviction of reckless driving or speeding might affect the driver’s employment and security...
Samantha Bohannon
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New Kent, VA Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
12001 Courthouse Circle
New Kent, VA 23124
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Appalachian School of Law
Samantha Bohannon focuses her practice in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI, Traffic Violations, and Family Law. Before opening her own firm, Mrs. Bohannon served as a Magistrate for Region Six, which includes Richmond, Henrico, New Kent, Williamsburg, York/Poquoson, James City, Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, King and Queen, King William, West Point and Charles City. Mrs. Bohannon's prestigious position has given her a unique understanding on probable cause and common errors law enforcement officers typically make. Often times law enforcement has more than enough evidence to convict you, but that doesn't mean you're guilty. Not only is it the...
Chris Macturk
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Richmond, VA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(804) 793-8200 1500 Forest Ave Suite 117
Richmond, VA 23229
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Samford University
Chris Macturk is an accomplished Richmond divorce and family lawyer. After hearing complaints about the uncertainties and anxieties presented by hourly billing, Chris wanted to offer a closer, transparent, and unfettered working relationship with his clients. He created Evolution Divorce & Family Law with Pre-Agreed Pricing.

Chris has helped hundreds of clients through divorces, separations, and child support matters. He is a member of the Henrico County Bar Association, Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, Collaborative Professionals of Richmond, Virginia Collaborative Professionals, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and the City of Richmond Bar Association. He is also a...
Brenton Bohannon
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New Kent, VA Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
12001 Courthouse Circle
New Kent, VA 23124
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Appalachian School of Law
Brenton Bohannon focuses his practice in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI, Traffic Violations, and Family Law. Before joining the firm, Mr. Bohannon served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for New Kent County Virginia, where he prosecuted hundreds of criminal and traffic cases in the Circuit, General District, and the Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Courts. His experience as a prosecutor, along with his psychology and education background, provide a unique perspective on how to best represent clients, whether he is defending a criminal case, litigating a contested divorce or resolving a child support issue. Before becoming an attorney,...
John K. Karanian
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Chesterfield, VA Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(804) 796-1000 Centre Court - Suite A
9401 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Divorce, Criminal and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
I joined Barnes & Diehl, PC in 2004 where I have focused on family law matters. I have worked as a forensic and clinical psychologist for the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina, and Central State Hospital’s Maximum Security Forensic Unit. I use my psychology training daily for the benefit of my clients. Understanding what influences and motivates people is important in both negotiating and litigating to get the best outcome for my clients. I handle a variety of cases including child custody, child and spousal support, complex equitable...
Jacqueline Sharman
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Richmond, VA Divorce Lawyer with 14 years experience
(804) 755-7599 3957 Westerre Parkway
Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23233
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Regent University School of Law
I represent clients in a variety of legal areas. I regularly represent clients all over the Richmond area and I often travel as far east as Virginia Beach, as far north as Spotsylvania, as far west as Charlottesville and as far South as Dinwiddie. I assist clients with obtaining and defending protective orders, uncontested and contested divorce, spousal support, child custody, visitation and support, pre-nuptial agreements, property settlement agreements, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, criminal defense, business formation and dissolution and general civil litigation.
Maciej B. Zebrak
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Mechanicsville, VA Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(804) 723-8238 9291 Laurel Grove Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
State University of New York - Buffalo
The Law Office of Maciej B. Zebrak provides quality legal services within the Greater Richmond area. Family Law matters are the primary focus of my law firm with an emphasis on Divorce and Child Custody and Visitation. I can also represent you in matters involving Wills and Criminal Defense, including Traffic, Misdemeanor and DUI cases.
J. Kyle Farmer
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Dedicated Virginia Divorce Law Attorney! Call for Exceptional Representation!

I am an experienced and skilled divorce lawyer. I am devoted to exceptional advocacy and obtaining the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for information about Virginia divorce laws. Call now for a consultation. Read More »
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Marc Boyko
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I’m an experienced Richmond divorce lawyer and represent clients in all types of divorce cases. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will guide you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Mary A. Napier
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Richmond, VA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(804) 658-3418 5807 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23228
Divorce and Family
Charleston School of Law
Mary A. Napier, Esquire grew up in Hanover County, and is currently residing in Richmond, Virginia. She graduated with majors in psychology and justice studies from James Madison University before obtaining her juris doctor from Charleston School of Law in South Carolina.

Following law school, she began her career at the law firm of Cravens & Noll, P.C.—a general practice firm with offices in Chesterfield, Henrico and Colonial Heights, Virginia. Mary’s practice is devoted to family law and domestic relations (divorce, adoptions, custody and support).

Mary is an active member of the Virginia State Bar, and maintains an active role with...
Justin L Criner
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Richmond, VA Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(804) 320-6600 2800 Buford Road
Suite 201
Richmond, VA 23235
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Appalachian School of Law
Justin Criner received his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Virginia Commonwealth University where he met his wife and fell in love with Richmond and the surrounding areas. Mr. Criner received his juris doctor from the Appalachian School of Law in 2013 where he was a senior editor of the law journal and the president of the local Lions’ Club. He remains active in the community and can regularly be found at Lions’ Club or VCU athletic events. Before joining our firm, Mr. Criner worked as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney in Charleston, WV and opened his own practice...
Marc Boyko
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Richmond, VA Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(804) 658-3418 5807 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23228
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
I provide diligent, passionate and personalized representation to clients throughout Central Virginia, including Henrico, Richmond, Chesterfield, Hanover and the surrounding localities.
Britney McPheron
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Richmond, VA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(804) 755-7599 3957 Westerre Parkway, Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23233
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
I represent clients primarily in Family Law matters such as divorce, custody, visitation, spousal and child support, protective orders and the drafting of property settlement agreements.

Having witnessed my own parents’ divorce in my late teens, I have a unique perspective and experience that I am able to provide to my clients. I enjoy being able to counsel them through tough life transitions. Family law issues are some of the most difficult legal issues a person can face and I believe that it is important to treat every person and situation with respect. I am able to listen to my clients...
Cassie L. Baudean Esq
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Mechanicsville, VA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(804) 447-0146 8500 Bell Creek Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Juvenile
University of Richmond School of Law
Raised in Hanover, Virginia, Cassie completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in two years, majoring in both international studies and political science. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law. Prior to establishing Baudean Law, Cassie clerked for the Honorable judges of Hanover Circuit Court, working closely with the judges and attorneys on a wide variety of legal issues. Cassie has dedicated her work towards helping clients navigate the legal process for a variety of situations. The majority of Cassie's practice is family law, including...
Roxanne C. Millan
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Richmond, VA Divorce Attorney with 2 years experience
(804) 658-3418 5807 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23228
Divorce and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
Roxanne C. Millan is a resident of Richmond, Virginia. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Louisiana, Monroe. She completed her juris doctor from T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond.

Roxanne is a member of the Virginia State Bar, as well as its Family and Criminal Law Sections. She also maintains membership in the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association, and looks forward to serving active roles both in these bar associations and the greater Richmond community. During law school, she interned with the Ouachita Parish...
Richard A Quitiquit Esquire
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Richmond, VA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(804) 728-2274 2800 N. Parham Road, Ste. 201
Richmond, VA 23294
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Charleston School of Law
Tony concentrates his legal practice to criminal law, including traffic violations and reckless driving. Tony lives just outside of Richmond in Hanover, Virginia. He graduated from Hampden Sydney and the Charleston School of Law. He has been admitted to practice before all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Tony started his legal career as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Halifax, Virginia. After a year prosecuting in Halifax, he moved to the Richmond area and worked again as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Hanover. While serving as an Assistant Commonwealth’s attorney, Tony worked on all types of criminal traffic matters ,...
Mr. Rick Allen Friedman
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Chesterfield, VA Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(804) 717-1969 9401 Courthouse Road
Centre Court - Suite A
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Divorce, Criminal and Family
Whittier Law School and University of Richmond
Friedman Law Firm, P.C., specializes in divorce and family law issues. We represent clients across Virginia in the following: Divorce, Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Distribution of Assets and Debts, Spousal Support, Criminal Defense, and Will and Trusts. Call (804) 717-1969 to speak with an attorney today.
Allison Luck Bridges
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Richmond, VA Divorce Attorney
(804) 358-8000 6802 Paragon Pl
Suite 602
Richmond, VA 23230
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
University of Richmond School of Law
Representing individuals and families throughout the Richmond Metropolitan area, including Caroline, Hanover, Henrico, and Chesterfield Counties and the City of Richmond. My practice areas focus on adoption, family law, divorce, support, child custody and visitation, criminal and traffic law.
Michael W. Lee
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Colonial Heights, VA Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(804) 459-8060 105 Valley Rd
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Richmond
Michael W. Lee is a 1988 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute. He obtained his law degree in 1996 from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the College of William & Mary. Prior to attending law school, he served as a police officer in Colonial Heights and worked for the Virginia State Corporation Commission. He has been an attorney for almost 20 years and is admitted to practice law in both Virginia and Colorado. He previously served as the elected Commonwealth’s Attorney forthe City of Colonial Heights, is...
Steven L. Raynor
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I have been providing client-centered divorce law advocacy for 25 years. I am dedicated to meeting your needs and achieving the best possible results! Visit my website for more information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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James H. Wilson Jr.
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Virginia Divorce Attorney

I assist clients with legal problems in the areas of bankruptcy, divorce, wills and trusts, and probate or estate administration. I am an experienced trial lawyer and have been a member of the Virginia State Bar since... Read More »
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Michael La Fratta
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Richmond, VA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(804) 355-1800 1701 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Richmond School of Law
Jamie Leigh Allgood
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Ashland, VA Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(804) 755-7599 Bowen Ten Cardani
9410 Atlee Commerce Blvd., Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Divorce, Appeals, Business and Family
Regent University School of Law
My practice consists primarily of family law matters. People entrenched in a family law case-maybe a divorce or custody battle- often find this to be one of the most challenging seasons of their life. They are best served by an attorney who is truly invested in them. I work closely with my clients in creating a strategy that achieves my client’s goals in the most efficient and practical way possible. I am a skilled negotiator and an effective litigator, utilizing both of these tactics as needed.

I graduated from Christopher Newport University with a B.A. in Political Science, and I graduated...
John G. Merna
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Richmond, VA Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(800) 662-8813 7400 Beaufont Springs Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23225
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
George Mason University School of Law
Wyatt J Taylor
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Chesterfield, VA Divorce Attorney
(804) 717-1969 9401 Courthouse Road
Suite A
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Divorce, Criminal and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
Lee Robert Arzt
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Richmond, VA Divorce Attorney with 46 years experience
(804) 282-9722 8900 Three Chopt Road
Richmond, VA 23229
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Real Estate
College of William and Mary
Tammy Sossei
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Richmond, VA Divorce Attorney
(804) 593-4141 4114 E. Parham Road
Suite C
Richmond, VA 23228
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Regent University School of Law
Scott David Cardani
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Henrico, VA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(804) 755-7599 3957 Westerrre Pkwy
suite 105
Henrico, VA 23233
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Thanks for taking the time to visit my page. My goal as your attorney is to help you through the difficulty that has come your way. My passion is helping people—to help you get to the other side, so to speak, so that you can move forward with your life. I became a lawyer to help others with the difficulties that life promises. We all need help at some point in our life, whether it is for ourselves or for someone we care for. I like to say we provide shelter or...
John Edwin Griswold
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Colonial Heights, VA Divorce Attorney with 46 years experience
(804) 324-4467 2487 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834-2317
Free ConsultationDivorce, Business, Criminal and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
OVER 41 YEARS IN PRACTICE-I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THOUSANDS OF CASES.
H. Van Smith
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Richmond, VA Divorce Attorney
(804) 325-1245 5803 Staples Mill Rd.
Richmond, VA 23228
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Van Smith focuses his practice on family law and estate planning, including divorce, custody and support matters. He is the sole owner of SMITH | STRONG, PLC, with offices in Richmond and Williamsburg, Virginia. Van’s family law practice resolves complex divorce, related tax and business issues, custody and support plans, property distribution, integrated solutions for wealth preservation and management post-separation, civil litigation, defense of juvenile and domestic relations court criminal matters, and estate planning. He also practices elder law, assisting families with planning effectively for nursing home costs. We recognize many of our family law clients are in...
Alexandra 'Sandra' Bowen
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Richmond, VA Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(804) 755-7599 3957 Westerre Parkway
Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23233
Divorce, Business, Family and Juvenile
University of Richmond School of Law
Mr. Michael P. Tittermary
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Ashland, VA Divorce Lawyer
(804) 752-0130 10035 Sliding Hill Road
Suite 102
Ashland, VA 23005
Divorce, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
Michael P. Tittermary graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a B.A. in Economics and Business, with Distinction, in 2005. In 2009, he earned his J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. During his final year of law school he was selected to serve as a student prosecutor with the Chesterfield County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office where he conducted motions, hearings, and trials in the general district and circuit courts and authored appellate briefs submitted to the Virginia Court of Appeals on behalf of the Commonwealth. Michael joined the firm after serving as the Law Clerk...
Annalisa Stanton Feinman
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Richmond, VA Divorce Lawyer
(804) 755-7599 3957 Westerre Pkwy, Suite 105
Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23233
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Kimberly L Fitzgerald
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Chesterfield, VA Divorce Lawyer
(804) 717-1969 9401 Courthouse Road
Suite A
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Divorce and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
Lindsay G Dugan
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Chesterfield, VA Divorce Attorney
(804) 717-1969 9401 Courthouse Road
Suite A
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Florida State University College of Law
Richard McPhail Bing
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Richmond, VA Divorce Lawyer
(804) 272-7900 7400 Beaufont Springs Dr
Richmond, VA 23225
Divorce, Business, Criminal and DUI
Aileen F. Lang
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Ashland, VA Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(804) 755-7599 9410 Atlee Commerce Blvd., Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Divorce and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
I am an attorney in a general practice law firm. The focus of my practice is domestic relations and civil litigation. I represent clients in complex custody and visitation cases, divorces, modification and enforcement of court orders and negotiation of settlement agreements.

I bring my real life experience to the practice of law. As a divorced parent and step-parent, I understand the financial and emotional challenges which can arise and the demands of co-parenting and blended families. I am a strong advocate of "sparing the children" and I am committed to creative problem solving which allows...
Nash Joseph Fayad
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Richmond, VA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(804) 249-4747 7204 Glen Forest Dr
Richmond, VA 23226
Divorce, Business, Family and Immigration
Heidi Lewis
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Richmond, VA Divorce Lawyer
(804) 325-1245 5803 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA 23228
Divorce
Stephen A. Bryant
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richmond, VA Divorce Lawyer with 42 years experience
6802 Paragon Pl
ste 300
richmond, VA 23230
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Richmond, Virginia Divorce Attorney
(804) 788-8728 Hunton & Williams LLP
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Family
Vanderbilt University Law School
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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.