Divorce Lawyers • Chesapeake, VA
Divorce Lawyers serving Chesapeake, Suffolk & more for Divorce & Family Law Matters.
Divorce and Family Law Overview
For over 30 years, I have devoted the bulk of my practice to divorce and family law, including service in the judiciary. As a divorce lawyer, I have had the privilege of helping people navigate emotional, practical, and legal issues in what is often a highly emotionally charged atmosphere. There are no “cookie cutter” approaches, but there are definitely ways to make what is oftentimes a difficult path easier.
I often tell people that I am an expert on the law, they are not, but they are an expert on the facts, and I am not. From our initial meeting, I offer practical information and tools so that we can mutually educate each other in order to present the best possible case, if need he, and the best possible solution for each issue that can be agreed upon. The good news is that nearly all cases settle, even though they are oftentimes awful In the beginning.
Mediation and judicial settlement conferences before retired judges have been very successful. A mediator has no power to make rulings about your case, but a mediator ‘s role is to solely try to help the parties reach a compromise. Sometimes a compromise cannot be made an certain issues and with those issues preparation and experience are the keys to success.
Please contact me, and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Frequently Asked Divorce and Custody Questions
- Collaborative Divorce
- Military Divorce
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Emergency Protective Orders
- Children in Need of Services (CHINS)
- Juvenile Criminal Law
- Credit Issues
Do you have a question that is not addressed on this site? Contact us today to talk to an experienced family lawyer.