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
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
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
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.