Representing clients going through divorce in Richmond, VA and surrounding areas

Divorce is one of the most disruptive and emotional life events, requiring careful decision-making.

When you are desperate and confused, we are here to help you find the answers you need. We understand how essential it is to have strong representation and expert guidance you can trust. The last thing you want is to feel like your needs aren’t being addressed during your divorce. Practicing law since 1996, Chris Macturk opened Evolution Divorce in 2017 to help people carefully navigate the process and pricing of divorce. Our goal is to help you safely maneuver the chaos of divorce so you can evolve into a more stable stage of your life.

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Why hire Evolution Divorce?

Ease of Communication.

When communication breaks down, errors happen along with unneeded legal expenses. We make it easy for you to communicate with us, so everyone stays aligned with the goals for your case.

Availability and Flexibility.

Evolution Divorce is flexible with its time and goes the extra mile for the convenience of its clients. We are personally involved with each client and their case.

Specialists in Divorce.

We specialize in divorce, giving you the confidence of knowing we are familiar with the ins and outs of the laws in Virginia pertaining to divorce, along with best practices that lead to success.

Transparent Pricing.

Our transparent pricing options let you know your costs so you can put money out of your mind while we work on your case.

Evolution Service Pledge.

If we don’t provide a high level of service – good enough to earn your referral to others – we will give you the opportunity to adjust your final payment.

Our Team

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Chris Macturk

Founding attorney

An accomplished Richmond divorce and family lawyer, Chris Macturk wanted to change how he priced his services in a way that offered a closer, transparent, and unfettered working relationship with his clients. Often hearing complaints about the uncertainties and anxieties presented by hourly billing, he decided to change his business model and open a firm offering Pre-Agreed Pricing. Evolution was born. Chris has guided hundreds of individuals through separations, divorces and disputes over children and support. A Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Chris is also past President of both the Henrico County Bar Association and the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association. He is an active member of the Virginia Bar Association, having served as the Chair of its Domestic Relations Section (2021-2022) and the City of Richmond Bar Association, having served as the chairperson of its Pro Bono Committee and a member of the Judicial Committee and the Administration of Justice Committee. Chris has also participated in many seminars and written a number of articles about family law. Chris met his wife, Cynthia, while they both attended the University of Richmond. Cynthia currently works as a Chief Financial Officer for a management consulting company in Richmond. Chris and Cynthia have three sons. Their two oldest are in college – with one attending Virginia Tech and the other attending the University of Virginia. Their youngest attends high school in Short Pump.

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, President (2012-2013)
  • Henrico County Bar Association, President (2008-2009)
  • Virginia Bar Association, Domestic Relations Section, Council Member (2015-Current)
  • City of Richmond Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee Chair (2016)
  • Collaborative Professionals of Richmond, Member
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • City of Richmond Bar Association, Past Pro Bono Committee Member
  • Henrico County Bar Association, Past Pro Bono Coordinator
  • City of Richmond Bench Bar Committee, Past Member
  • Virginia Bar Association, Domestic Relations Section, Section Vice Chair (2020)
  • City of Richmond Bar Association, Administration of Justice Committee Member
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Taylor Fisher

Associate Attorney

Her introduction to the legal field came when she was a deputy clerk at the Washington County Circuit Court in Southwest Virginia for two years while earning her political science degree from Emory & Henry College. She was impressed at how confident and capable lawyers at the court were when assisting their clients. “People were able to leave the court better than when they walked into it, and could get their problems handled thanks to their attorney,” Taylor recalls. It was an experience that solidified her decision to become a lawyer. After graduating from Emory & Henry College— where she was president of the College Senate, played on the women’s basketball team, and was elected senior orator to give the college’s commencement speech — Taylor enrolled at the University of Richmond School of Law, focused on family law. “In a family practice, you get to work with the juvenile and domestic relations court, defend children, help people get out of marriages, and figure out custody agreements,” she says. “Family court is more of a solutions-based court.” While earning her law degree, Taylor returned to Washington County to intern at the commonwealth attorney’s office there. She also worked on the defense side during an internship at a law firm in Abingdon, defending people accused of misdemeanors. Back in Richmond, she represented children and parents for the University or Richmond’s Children’s Defense Clinic. Beyond the courtroom, Taylor also has experience with lawmaking. She interned at McGuire Woods Consulting during the 2020 Virginia General Assembly Session, tracking legislation and analyzing bills. And she was a legislative aide to state Sen. Jennifer McClellan during the 2021 legislative session and an intern during the 2019 session. Taylor grew up in Hanover County and joined Evolution Divorce & Family Law in 2021, working on divorce and child support cases. “My goal is to bring patience and understanding to every client to help them reach the best possible outcome,” she says.

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Kaelyn Kessler

Legal Assistant

Kaelyn is the first voice you’ll hear when you call our firm, and the first face you’ll see when you walk in. Hers is a special role — the first impression — that sets the stage for every client’s relationship. “Working in law, I’ve found, is the best way I can use my skills to help people and make a difference for those who are in a difficult situation,” says Kaelyn, who keeps our attorneys organized as she pursues a bachelor of science degree in paralegal studies from the University of Richmond. As the firm’s legal assistant, Kaelyn is tasked with scheduling appointments, drafting documents, ensuring filing deadlines are met, and, for clients, helping quell anxiety and fear that most divorce and child custody clients feel. From the first meeting with a person in need, “I want them to feel as though they had a huge weight lifted off their shoulders,” she says. That reassurance, she notes, is thanks in part to Evolution’s pre-agreed pricing model: a flat fee, not hourly rates. “For a client to come in and know how much they are going to pay for their case gives them huge peace of mind.” Family law was the first course she took and sparked her interest in a legal profession. One former law professor, a 35-year-practicing attorney, noted her “ability to grasp complex legal concepts quickly, and then effectively convey them through her writing.” “I’ve had the honor of being taught by amazing professors while pursuing my education in the legal field. I have huge respect for them, and aspire to emulate them as best I can,” she says. “I include [lead Evolution attorney] Chris Macturk in this, as he’s incredibly patient in explaining, instructing, and mentoring me in my position here.” While technically a Richmond Spider, Kaelyn is a Ram at heart; she loves attending VCU men’s basketball games with friends. Along with spending time with her family, Kaelyn enjoys visiting Virginia wineries, listening to true crime podcasts, and taking in independent films (she’s never missed an Oscars broadcast).

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Interested in joining our firm?

Evolution Divorce is looking for associate attorneys who care about making a difference in our clients’ lives. Working with Evolution Divorce provides countless opportunities to expand your experience and grow your career.

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What clients say about Evolution Divorce

“Besides the emotional toll, the cost of divorce weighed on me, particularly as my case took nearly three years from start to finish. I was facing single parenthood and drastic changes in my life after 20 years of marriage. However, Chris’s pricing options were vital in helping me get through those long years. Divorce is hard enough. It’s important to find someone who will fight for you while also helping you advocate for yourself.”


“Chris was incredibly patient and answered all my questions, sometimes multiple times. He walked me through various scenarios of my case until I clearly understood all of my options and the potential outcomes. Chris was in constant communication guiding me through the entire process. Even after we reached the end, he continued to follow up making sure I was happy with the results. Evolution’s pricing structure was also a huge help. I knew exactly what to expect. I would definitely work with Chris again.”


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