I joined Barnes & Diehl, PC in 2004 where I have focused on family law matters. I... more
I joined Barnes & Diehl, PC in 2004 where I have focused on family law matters. I have worked as a forensic and clinical psychologist for the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina, and Central State Hospital’s Maximum Security Forensic Unit. I use my psychology training daily for the benefit of my clients. Understanding what influences an... view profile
H. Van Smith practices family law and estate planning from his Virginia offices in... more
H. Van Smith practices family law and estate planning from his Virginia offices in both the Richmond metropolitan area and Williamsburg. He is the sole owner of SMITH STRONG, PLC and a member of the family law sections of the Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Van has been featured several times in the Richmond Times Dispatc... view profile
I am blessed with a beautiful family and consider myself to be privileged to be able... more
I am blessed with a beautiful family and consider myself to be privileged to be able to practice law as a solo practicioner with my own private practice, drawing clients from all walks of life. I have learned more from my clients than I ever expected simply by talking with them during the course of representation and when we have had the opportunity while waiting for court or a hearing to start... view profile
Mr. Powers has devoted his practice to family law for his entire career.Mr. Powers... more
Mr. Powers has devoted his practice to family law for his entire career.Mr. Powers sits on the Board of Governors for the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has served as President of the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association. He is also listed in"The Best Lawyers in America".Hehas presented numerous seminars to bar a... view profile
I concentrate my practice in the areas of personal injury, civil rights, divorce,... more
I concentrate my practice in the areas of personal injury, civil rights, divorce, child custody, and labor and employment litigation. I have tried dozens of jury trials throughout Virginia and the District of Columbia, and have particular experience in cases of traumatic brain injury. I have been frequently retained, or consulted by other law firms, to assist in traumatic brain injury cases, ... view profile
I economically and efficiently help clients resolve the issues associated withthe... more
I economically and efficiently help clients resolve the issues associated withthe dissolution oftheir marriage. This efforttakes a fundamental understanding of finances, good trial lawyer skills and the ability to navigate a highly charged emotional playing field.
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.