Hampton, Virginia Family Lawyers

Jim Gochenour
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Hampton, VA Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(757) 525-5509 7 East Mellen Street
Hampton, VA 23663
Family, Criminal and DUI
Jim Gochenour grew up in the Fredericksburg area and Westmoreland County, Virginia. He graduated from the preparatory school Woodberry Forrest, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of William and Mary in 1984 and his law degree from the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law in 1987. He began practicing law in a small general practice as an associate, then as partner in a firm and then as a solo practitioner. In 1992, Jim was introduced to criminal law from the perspective of the prosecutor when the judges of the 15th Judical Court appointed him...
James S McNider III
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Hampton, VA Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
32 E Queens Way
Hampton, VA 23669
Family, Business, Divorce and Tax
Marqueta Neal Tyson Esq
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Hampton, VA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(757) 723-8500 101 Eaton Street
Hampton, VA 23669
Family, Business, Personal Injury and Trademarks
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
When bad things happen to good people, they call The Tyson Legal Team headed up by Attorney Marqueta Tyson. Marqueta helps people resolve some of life's most difficult challenges: criminal charges, traffic/DUI infractions, employment, business, divorce and personal injury matters. She also protects the rights of athletes and entertainers through contract drafting and deal negotiations. In June of 2003, she founded The Tyson Legal Team, PLC and Pulse Sports and Entertainment Management LLC. The Pulse side of the house focuses on all aspects of an athlete's or entertainer's career both on and off the field or stage. Pulse...
Paul Robert Asercion
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Hampton, VA Family Law Lawyer
(757) 723-7742 5 West Queens Way
Suite 200
Hampton, VA 23669
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Hampton, VA Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
2013 Cunningham Dr
Hampton, VA 23666
Family, Bankruptcy, Civil Rights and Divorce
Hampton, VA Family Law Lawyer
(757) 726-0009 241 S Armistead Ave
Hampton, VA 23669
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Wayne E. Holcomb
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Newport News, VA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(757) 525-2424 11815 Fountain Way
Suite 300
Newport News, VA 23606
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
Regent University School of Law
Let me be the first to welcome you to Holcomb Law. Our firm is devoted to public outreach and education about the legal system, and I have written several articles and e-books on a variety of topics, including divorce, child custody, mediation, reckless driving, DUI defense, criminal defense and expungement of criminal records. We will provide this information to you, free of charge. Contact us any time to schedule your initial strategy meeting with one of our experienced attorneys. You might not be happy now, probably not, but I can almost guarantee that you will be happy with your Counsel...
John G. Merna
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Newport News, VA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(757) 599-9099 11815 Fountain Way, Suite 300
Newport News, VA 23606
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
George Mason University School of Law
Avery T. Waterman Jr. Esq.
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Newport News, VA Family Law Attorney
(757) 881-9881 12350 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 300
Newport News, VA 23602
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence
University of Virginia School of Law
Adrienne Sakyi
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Yorktown, VA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(757) 240-4000 4000 George Washington Memorial Highway
Yorktown, VA 23692
Family, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
College of William and Mary and Flagler College
Adrienne Sakyi is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Schempf & Ware, PLLC in Yorktown, Virginia. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, business disputes, and estate litigation. Schempf & Ware, PLLC represents both individuals and businesses in many forms of litigation ranging from business needs to personal injury to criminal matters, and we would be happy to assist you with any needs you may have.
Thomas J Wright V
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Newport News, VA Family Law Attorney
(757) 926-5231 11815 Fountain Way • Suite 300
Newport News, VA 23606
Free ConsultationFamily, Collections and Divorce
Whether your spouse served you with a divorce, or you need to serve your spouse with one, it pays to take immediate action. Sometimes it's difficult to make a decision, and things feel uncertain, and that's ok.For many clients, custody of children is the primary concern above all else. We understand prioritizing custody, and can work with you to achieve the result you desire. But it is critical not to wait. As soon as you realize a custody issue is brewing, you must take immediate action to protect your children. A proactive family law attorney will drive your case forward,...
Rhiannon Jordan
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Norfolk, VA Family Law Lawyer
(757) 447-4078 7508 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Tommy C. Smith III
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Norfolk, VA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(757) 583-8411 249 E. Little Creek Road, Suite 202
Norfolk, VA 23505
Family, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
James D. Higginbottom
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Newport News, VA Family Law Lawyer
(757) 320-2141 11828 Canon Boulevard
Suite A
Newport News, VA 23606
Family
Shanna Courtney Harris
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Newport News, VA Family Law Attorney
(757) 896-0677 Old Point Professional Park
11747 Jefferson Blvd. Suite 4-B
Newport News, VA 23606
Family
Jason Eugene Swango
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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
485 S. Independence Blvd.
Ste 104-A
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Regent University School of Law
Attorney Jason Swango is a leader in the law arena, representing MEN ONLY in divorce in family law matters through The Firm For Men. As a former military servicemember, Attorney Swango understands the intricacies of military family law, earning a reputation in Hampton Roads as one of the best attorneys for active duty and former military. In addition, Swango Law P.C. offers many practice areas, from DUI, traffic violations, and criminal cases to personal injury and workers' compensation.
Kimberly Hughes Phillips
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Norfolk, VA Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(757) 320-4133 109 E. Main Street, Suite 600
Norfolk, VA 23510
Family and Divorce
Regent University School of Law
I have practiced Family Law since graduating law school in 2005. I regularly provide counseling to clients on matters of divorce, equitable distribution, child custody and visitation, spousal and child support and adoptions. As an adoptive parent myself, I understand the blessing of building a family through the grace of adoption and I enjoy assisting families on this journey. I have had the great honor to meet my children's birth families and as a result I feel that I connect to both the adoptive parents as well as the birth parents, all of whom are making a...
Kellam T. Parks
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Va.Beach, VA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(888) 691-9319 4768 Euclid Road
Suite 103
Va.Beach, VA 23462-3810
Family and Personal Injury
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law and St. Andrews Presbyterian College
Kellam has created his firm to be paperless with cloud-based systems to enable immediate and remote access for himself and his clients. He is able to utilize digital technologies for legal research and litigation in the courtroom, such as the use of a tablet for case presentations. Kellam is also able to harness the power of social media to inform the public on his practice areas and keep in touch with his clients.
Kelly L. Vasta
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Norfolk, VA Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(757) 828-4141 500 E. Plume Street Suite 220
Norfolk, VA 23510
Family, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Regent University School of Law
Kelly L. Vasta, a founding member of Nield, Delpierre & Vasta PLC, represents her clients in the seven cities of Southside Hampton Roads and beyond, including Northampton and Williamsburg/James County, Virginia. She focuses her practice in the areas of criminal defense, traffic, juvenile criminal defense, family law and personal injury and wrongful death cases. Ms. Vasta is a kind, compassionate and caring individual who stands up for those without a voice. As a trial lawyer, Ms. Vasta employs lifelong advocacy skills to zealously represent her clients in the courtroom and through all stages of litigation. As an...
Mary G. Commander
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Norfolk, VA Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(757) 533-5400 5442 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk, VA 23509
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Richmond School of Law
MARY G. COMMANDER has been engaged in the practice of law in Norfolk, Virginia and surrounding areas since 1981. She is well-known and respected in the Hampton Roads area for her proficiency in all matters of Family Law and her diligent and no-nonsense approach in court. Ms. Commander is a certified Norfolk Master Gardener Volunteer and actively involved in the rescue of former racing greyhounds (with two of her own at home).

Mary Commander’s Education & Experience:

She is a magna cum laude graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she served for three years as an elected member of...
Edrie A Pfeiffer
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Virginia Beach, VA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(757) 340-3100 372 S. Independence Blvd., Suite 109
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Georgetown University Law Center, Regent University School of Law and Oregon State University
I’ve been helping others find a fresh start through bankruptcy and divorce for almost 20 years. When I was in law school I just happened to be working for a bankruptcy attorney. One of my first cases was a couple whose daughter suffered from a brain tumor, and after a multitude of surgeries and treatments, the family was left with bills in excess of $200,000 after insurance. They had no choice but to file bankruptcy and get some reprieve from the overwhelming amount of bills necessary to save their daughter. Soon after, I met...
Tory Delpierre
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Norfolk, VA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(757) 828-4141 500 East Plume Street, Suite 220
Norfolk, VA 23510
Family, Criminal and Juvenile
Stetson University College of Law
Peter John Louie
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Virginia Beach, VA Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
5265 Providence Road, Suite 302
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
Liberty University
Mr. Louie focuses his practice on traffic defense in Virginia Beach and the greater Hampton Roads area. Mr. Louie also conducts mediations to help people in conflict.
Mr Dan Miller
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Virginia Beach, VA Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(757) 517-2942 4768 Euclid Road
Suite 104
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Dan Miller was raised in Chesapeake, Virginia. He graduated from Norfolk Collegiate School in 1985, and graduated from Oxford College in 1987 with an Associate of Arts degree. Dan went on to graduate from Emory University in Atlanta in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Philosophy and Sociology. From 1989 to 1995 Dan played drums in a band based in Atlanta Georgia where he toured the College Circuit throughout the Southeastern United States. In 1997 Dan attended Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing Michigan. Dan graduated a semester early and was admitted to practice law in Virginia...
Ellen Charlotte Carlson
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Norfolk, VA Family Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(757) 320-0526 The Wells Fargo Center, Suite 1800
440 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
I've represented creditors, trustees and debtors during my years of practice. In my bankruptcy practice, my greatest satisfaction comes from coaching the person who is in despair over finances to a fresh start and a more promising future. In my family practice, it's helping folks with children build new futures for those children that are as safe and nurturing as possible. Both practices require patience, knowledge and a strong ability to take many puzzle pieces scattered hither and yon and put them back together to achieve the optimum outcome - and I DO that!
Monica L Lombardi
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Virginia Beach, VA Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(757) 309-4764 4445 Corporation Ln
Suite 250
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Family
University of Baltimore School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
Attorney with nearly 20 years of experience in military, family, criminal and divorce issues.
Steve Miyares
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Norfolk, VA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(757) 955-7739 5900 East Virginia Beach Blvd.
Suite 202
Norfolk, VA 23502
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Richmond School of Law
A resident of Virginia Beach for over 30 years, Mr. Miyares has deep roots in our community. A graduate of Kellam High School in Virginia Beach, Mr. Miyares went on to attend Old Dominion University in Norfolk. After earing a B.S. in Political Science in 2000, Mr Miyares earned his J.D. in 2003 from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. After his admission to the Virginia Bar in 2003, Mr. Miyares proudly worked in the office of the Norfolk Public Defender. During 8 years in that office, Mr. Miyares gained...
Tatiana Mendez Ilchyshyn
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Virginia Beach, VA Family Law Attorney
(757) 289-2499 505 S. Independence Blvd
Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Family, Criminal and Immigration
Regent University School of Law
Tatiana Mendez is an attorney in Virginia whose practice focuses primarily on immigration, family, criminal, and traffic cases. Mendez began her legal career as an intern for the Federal Public Defender's Office in Norfolk where she assisted in the defense of a variety of clients and conducted interviews in Spanish. Since then she has practiced law all over Hampton Roads and gained experience in a wide variety of cases. In addition to her legal experience, Ms. Mendez is fluent in Spanish and earned a top score on the International Fluency Exam for Spanish Translators.
W. Andrew Patzig
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Chesapeake, VA Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(757) 942-5717 2006 Old Greenbrier Rd
#7
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
After finishing law school, I started a company focused on teaching new fathers (by birth or adoption) skills and abilities they may not have had a chance to learn. Eventually I closed that business in order to work in the area of foreclosure prevention law due to the increasingly common foreclosure (which in Virginia can happen very quickly). I have chosen to continue to help people in need at my own law firm so I can give my clients the attention they deserve.
Allison Wittersheim Anders
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Virginia Beach, VA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(888) 691-9319 4768 Euclid Road
Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3810
Family and Divorce
College of Law at Loyola University
As a family law attorney for Parks Zeigler, Allison Anders handles a wide range of divorce, child custody, and other family law cases. Allison is compassionate and offers sound guidance, both as an attorney and a mediator. She works with families to reach the best resolution, no matter how routine or complex the circumstances are. In 2016, Allison earned the distinct honor of becoming a Fellow with American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys (AAML), being recognized as an attorney able to handle complex matters related to family law and is one of only eight lawyers in the Tidewater area...
Jennifer D. Oram-Smith
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Virginia Beach, VA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(757) 226-0141 291 Independence Blvd. Suite 241
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
West Virginia University
Ms. Oram-Smith started practicing law in West Virginia in 1986. She practiced for two years there, and then moved back to Virginia in 1988 and has been practicing family law in Virginia ever since. She served the community as a staff attorney with the Virginia Beach office of the Tidewater Legal Aid Society for four years.

Ms. Oram-Smith is a veteran divorce Attorney in Virginia Beach, Virginia for over 30 years and currently represents clients in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia in her family law practice located near the Town Center of Virginia Beach.

Ms. Oram-Smith is committed to...
Brian Damas Thoman
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Virginia Beach, VA Family Law Attorney
(757) 962-2334 4176 South Plaza Trail
Suite 234
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Regent University School of Law, University of Strasbourg, France and Gettysburg College
Thoman Law, P.L.L.C is a boutique law firm, headed by an experienced former prosecutor, that focuses on Criminal Defense, Traffic Defense, DUI Defense, Divorce, Child Custody, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Medical Directives, Adoption, Personal Injury, and General Civil Litigation cases. The mission of the firm is to provide the best possible representation and service for our CLIENTS. Great customer service, flexible office hours, and payments plans are always available. Call for a free consultation! 757-447-4090 Managing Partner, Brian Thoman began practicing law in the Hampton Roads area after earning his law degree from the Regent University School of Law in 2006....
Melinda Faith Seemar
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Norfolk, VA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(757) 622-6011 999 Waterside Drive, Suite 435
Dominion Tower
Norfolk, VA 23510
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of New Hampshire School of Law
I have been practicing in the Tidewater courthouses, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Suffolk for over 18 years. I practice criminal law, misdemeanors, serious traffic and felony cases. I provide a 1/2 hour no charge consultation to review your case with you.
Josh Coe
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Virginia Beach, VA Family Law Lawyer
(757) 352-2237 381 Edwin Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Josh is a tenacious attorney with extensive courtroom and business experience that brings value to his clients. He has a broad area of practice with clients throughout the country. Josh’s focus of practice in the following areas of law: civil litigation, personal injury, criminal and traffic defense, divorce and family law, wills, trusts and estate planning, landlord and tenant law, business and corporate law, intellectual property, and general practice.
Kerriel Bailey
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Virginia Beach, VA Family Law Lawyer
(757) 961-3304 One Columbus Center
Suite 600
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
Regent University
Rachel S. Gunther
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Virginia Beach, VA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(757) 671-3352 4646 Princess Anne Road Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Regent University School of Law
James E. Short
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Chesapeake, VA Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(757) 410-5042 652 Independence Pkwy.
Ste. 120
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, James Short graduated, cum laude, from the University of Richmond in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his law degree in 1986 from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. After graduating, Mr. Short was admitted to the Virginia State Bar. He started his career as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Portsmouth and held that position for four years. He has been in private practice since 1991. Mr. Short is admitted to practice before the U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia and...
Jennifer B. Worden
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Norfolk, VA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(757) 320-4133 109 East Main Street
Suite 600
Norfolk, VA 23510
Family and Divorce
Regent University School of Law
Going through a divorce or custody situation is one of the most stressful times in a person's life. I know first hand. I've been there, and I understand what you are going through.

It was awful for me, but having a competent, caring, empathetic, and responsive attorney on your side helps more than you can imagine. I'd love to help you in your difficult times to move forward to a happy "new normal."
Brandon Zeigler
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Virginia Beach, VA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(888) 691-9319 4768 Euclid Road
Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3810
Family, Business and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Brandon Zeigler is one of the top-rated Family Law and Small Business attorneys in Virginia Beach, VA. Brandon is focused on providing exceptional, quality legal representation to individuals, families and businesses. The backbone of the American economy is small business. As a principal at Parks Zeigler, PLLC, he is extremely passionate about this area of law. As the owner of three small businesses, he knows first-hand the issues that need to be addressed in forming and running a company. He enjoys working with small business owners to ensure they have the correct documents, contracts, leases,...
Jennifer Lynn Fuschetti
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Norfolk, VA Family Law Lawyer
(757) 320-4133 109 E Main St #600
Norfolk, VA 23510
Family, Appeals and Divorce
University of California - Los Angeles
I am a zealous advocate for all of my clients, regardless of the complexity of their cases. I have enjoyed a successful practice and have experience in a variety of family law and appellate matters. I strive to be the most prepared attorney in the room at every hearing and conference. I also understand that a client’s legal matter does not occur in a vacuum. I work closely with my clients to pursue outcomes that promote their specific interests and goals. Focusing on those outcomes helps us to streamline the representation and can help clients navigate difficult transitions. My goal...
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.