Practice areas

Family Law in Richmond VA

Divorce in Virginia

Evolution Divorce will counsel you through the divorce process whether your split is friendly or a spouse is at fault. Divorce creates complex family dynamics and surfaces a multitude of difficult issues. We are here to guide individuals through every step, providing support when the process feels overwhelming. We negotiate and litigate complex divorces involving fault, such as adultery, cruelty, abandonment, and complex financial matters such as small business ownership interests. We also represent spouses in relatively simple “no-fault” divorce cases where the parties simply grow apart or experience irreconcilable differences.

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Negotiation & Litigation

Our goal is to keep your case out of court, but some separations require going before a judge. Skilled in litigation and negotiation, Evolution has represented many clients in many levels of the state courts in Virginia. We’ve experienced many difficult cases between competing spouses and continue to serve many clients throughout the final ruling and appeals process. As your legal partner, we aim to help you transition to the next phase of your life as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We provide:

  • Direct negotiation between spouses
  • Negotiation undertaken by lawyers
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Litigation
  • Appeals

Marital Separation Agreements

Maybe you didn’t see it coming. Perhaps it was years in the making. Maybe you’ve just grown apart, and it’s time to go your separate ways. We are here to help you sort through the legal ties that bind a marriage: bank and retirement accounts, property ownership, spousal support, insurance, assets and debts, and care for your children. The result is a separation agreement, a legal contract that outlines the division of assets, debts, and parenting time for your children. Many clients can separate with such an agreement and skip the courtroom altogether.

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Child Custody

Divorce has a significant impact on children. Our goal is to negotiate and create parenting plans that are in the child’s best interest, doing so in a manner that limits the negative consequences on them.

Child custody support includes:

  • Physical custody (determining where the child resides most of the time)
  • Legal custody (joint/shared decision making and, in rare cases, sole decision making)
  • Visitation schedules and parenting plans
  • Involvement of grandparents and step-parents
  • Relocation issues
  • Protective orders and supervised visitation

Let’s work in the best interests of your kids.

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Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is a method of ending the marriage through cooperation and negotiation, where both parties and their lawyers agree not to go to court and instead work together to reach a mutually beneficial settlement. The goal is to proceed respectfully and productively, often involving coaches, financial advisors, and attorneys working together to preserve both parties and their children's dignity and interests. This approach can prevent going back to court to address additional concerns later in life.

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Divorce is complex.
We Make the process Simple.


At your consultation, we take the time to listen to your situation.


We’ll collaborate on a plan and pricing agreement, so you always know what to expect and are never caught off guard.


We guide you through the divorce process.

What clients say about Evolution Divorce

“Finding the right divorce attorney was important, but I didn’t know where to start. A co-worker recommended Chris. His team worked tirelessly to make me feel at ease, patiently answered my questions, and walked me through the entire process. They also responded quickly anytime I needed them. Best of all, Chris’s pricing options gave me peace of mind.”


“Chris and his staff adroitly maneuvered through the divorce process, keeping me calm and assured during litigation. At every step he offered careful counsel and adept tactics always taking my questions seriously. Chris thoroughly knows VA family law and the courts we worked with. Chris maintained a level-headed approach and methodically pursued my goals. With his pre-agreed pricing model I knew exactly what to expect financially, and honestly got the divorce at a very reasonable cost. Chris’ knowledge, focus, and availability were well worth the price.”


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