Chesapeake Family Law Attorney The Right Attorney Makes All The Difference

Chesapeake Family Law Attorney

Family is one of the most important parts of your life. When it’s time for your family dynamic to change, you need a legal team who can help keep you safe and protected. Whether you are going through a divorce or adding to the family through adoption, you need a legal team you can trust.

Our firm is made up of lawyers with decades of combined experience. We have helped Virginia families with their family law needs for years, and we can do the same for you.

To meet with our team, call us today at (757) 267-4949.

Uncontested Divorce

When both parties agree to a divorce, this dissolution is “uncontested.” Choosing an uncontested divorce allows you to avoid court and make all necessary agreements yourself.

Trying to make these decisions is difficult without legal help. Our firm provides the following options for your divorce.

Collaborative Divorce

In a collaborative divorce, both spouses hire an attorney, and all four people meet to work out the details. If necessary, we can recommend attorneys to help, since everyone is on the same side.

Contested Divorce

Unfortunately, not all divorcing couples can work together. In such cases, it’s necessary to take the matter to court and let the law decide what happens next. Our team is here to represent you, working toward fair solutions for spouses and children alike.

Child Support

Child support should not be an undue burden on either spouse. It is based on the combined incomes of both parents. Neither the payor nor the receiver should be left destitute by a child support decision.

Our team can help work toward a fair child support payment that provides for the kids without leaving either parent struggling. If current payments are too high or too low, we can help you plead for a modification.

Spousal Support

Alimony and palimony should also be balanced and reasonable. Both spouses should be kept within the same lifestyle they had before the divorce, regardless of who is paying or receiving.

If you’ve experienced a significant life change, such as losing a job or getting demoted, you may be eligible for lower payments. Alternatively, if you make more money, payments can be adjusted accordingly. This applies to both spouses, regardless of who pays or receives. Our firm can help with these necessary modifications.

Child Custody

A parent’s rights must be honored. Whether they are the primary or secondary parent, their time with the children cannot be blocked without cause. If your children’s other parent is making it difficult to see your kids, we can step in and help. The other parent could face legal consequences for these actions.

Our team also operates in the best interests of children. If you have concerns about leaving your kids with their other parent, talk to us right away. Children should be left with safe, capable people. When there is evidence of physical abuse or neglect, we can step in. We may be able to block an unfit parent’s access to kids. In extreme cases, we can assist in having their parental rights permanently removed.

We are here for all your family law needs in Chesapeake, including:

  • Military divorce
  • High-asset divorce
  • Post-decree modifications
  • Help with establishing paternity
  • Domestic violence claims and protective orders
  • And more!

Our team is waiting to hear from you. For help with divorce and all other family law matters in Chesapeake, call our attorneys at (757) 267-4949 or contact us online.

Every Client Matters

Your Rights Deserve to Be Protected
  • Mr. Miller and his team helped me to get my reckless driving ticket dismissed!

    “Mr. Miller and his team helped me to get my reckless driving ticket dismissed!”

    - Mya F.
  • Great legal team.

    “Great legal team. Dan helped me with my divorce several years ago and I refer his office to others I know who need help.”

    - Eddie
  • Mr. Miller and his team have done nothing but great things for me.

    “Mr. Miller and his team have done nothing but great things for me. They are reliable and very friendly to work with. I am truly grateful for Mr. Miller and all the work he did for my case and ultimately getting me the results I hoped for.”

    - Krista S.
  • One of the best lawyers in Virginia Beach!!!

    “One of the best lawyers in Virginia Beach!!! My story didn't seem so promising I was about to get some years but Mr. Miller stepped in and got my case dismissed great guy and great lawyer please use him if u need a criminal lawyer!!!!!”

    - Katy B.
  • I will recommend them in a heartbeat!

    “They have been representing a case for someone I know. From the very beginning they have been responsive, thorough, and realistic. I will recommend them in a heartbeat, to anyone who is dealing with legal issues.”

    - Emily W.
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Case Results

A Track Record of Success
  • Protective Order Domestic Violence

    Our client's estranged wife had filed a protective order to prohibit him from having contact with her to gain exclusive use and possession of the home. We were successful in showing that she had motive to fabricate and that had consulted with an attorney regarding getting our client out of her house days before filing the request for a protective order.

  • Pre Litigation Defense – Rape Sex Crimes

    Our client was the respondent of a protective order wherein the petitioner alleged that she was raped. She sought a two-year protective order and was seeking to have detectives assist in securing warrants against him. We suspect that the admissions made on cross-examination by the alleged victim at the hearing will prevent the Commonwealth from bringing any charges.

  • Protective Order Family Law

    Our client's estranged wife had filed a protective order to prohibit him from having contact with her to gain exclusive use and possession of the home. We were successful in showing that she had motive to fabricate and that had consulted with an attorney regarding getting our client out of her house days before filing the request for a protective order.

  • Driving Under the Influence 4th Offense– Bond Hearing DUI

    Our client was charged with fourth offense driving under the influence. Based upon his age and pre-existing health conditions, we were able to show that jail was an unsafe place. Our client was released on house arrest conditioned upon his wearing SCRAM bracelet which tracks his location and ensures that he does not consume alcohol.

  • Violation of Protective Order – Appeal Domestic Violence

    Our client was under a protective order to have no hostile contact with his family. The Commonwealth alleged that based upon several text exchanges that he had threatened his teenage children. Without the assistance of counsel, he received 90 days of active incarceration in lower Court. On appeal we were able to reduce his confinement to 24 hours – time served.

  • Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit Misdemeanor Felony Defense

    Our client was charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor, but the Commonwealth agreed to dismiss the charge at the preliminary hearing stage against our client who suffered severe and debilitating mental illness.

  • Third Offense Petty Larceny Felony Defense

    Our client was charged with felony third offense petty larceny, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in the Virginia State Penitentiary. We were successful in negotiating a reduction to a misdemeanor petty larceny charge with no active jail time.

  • Possession of Marijuana- Appeal Drug Crimes

    Our client plead not guilty to a second offense possession of marijuana charge. We successfully argued that the Commonwealth had failed to prove constructive possession. The case was dismissed.

  • Driving Under the Influence DUI

    Our client was charged with driving under the influence after officers answered a call for service in a church parking lot. Eyewitnesses were able to testify as to the time of operation and identify the driver. Officers testified that they smelled alcohol coming from our client, that he was unsteady on his feet, and that he had not done well on his field sobriety tests. Video evidence secured from the church and bodycam footage did not support the testimony. The DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving.

  • Domestic Violence Domestic Violence

    Our client was alleged to have assaulted the girlfriend of her child’s father during an exchange of the child at a police precinct. Phone video evidence and inconsistencies in the Prosecutor’s witness testimony led to a dismissal of the charge.

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