Rick is a former prosecutor with nearly a decade of trial experience. Upon... more
Rick is a former prosecutor with nearly a decade of trial experience. Upon graduation from law school, Rick began prosecuting cases for the Henrico County (VA) Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, where he led investigations and handled cases ranging from DUIs to drug offenses to murder. In 2009, Rick joined Bartlett & Spirn, PLC in Williamsburg, where he led the firm’s litigation practice. Curren... 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
Christine Andreoli earned her Juris Doctorate from the Villanova University School... more
Christine Andreoli earned her Juris Doctorate from the Villanova University School of Law. Post-graduation, Ms. Andreoli joined a well-known large law firm in Washington DC where she worked for four successful years in the Litigation and Controversy section. Enjoying the practice of law but eager to strike out on her own, Ms. Andreoli opened her own firm in 2010. Today, Christine Andreoli f... 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.