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Christopher Hunt Macturk

Divorce and separation Attorney at Richmond, VA

3.8   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1996
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Divorce is one of the most disruptive and emotional life events, requiring careful decision-making.
When you are desperate and confused, we are here to help you find the answers you need. We understand how essential it is to have strong representation and expert guidance you can trust. The last thing you want is to feel like your needs aren’t being addressed during your divorce. Practicing law since 1996, Chris Macturk opened Evolution Divorce in 2017 to help people carefully navigate the process and pricing of divorce. Our goal is to help you safely maneuver the chaos of divorce so you can evolve into a more stable stage of your life.

An accomplished Richmond divorce and family lawyer, Chris Macturk wanted to change how he priced his services in a way that offered a closer, transparent, and unfettered working relationship with his clients. Often hearing complaints about the uncertainties and anxieties presented by hourly billing, he decided to change his business model and open a firm offering Pre-Agreed Pricing. Evolution was born. Chris has guided hundreds of individuals through separations, divorces and disputes over children and support. A Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Chris is also past President of both the Henrico County Bar Association and the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association. He is an active member of the Virginia Bar Association, having served as the Chair of its Domestic Relations Section (2021-2022) and the City of Richmond Bar Association, having served as the chairperson of its Pro Bono Committee and a member of the Judicial Committee and the Administration of Justice Committee.


Evolution Divorce & Family Law, PLLC
1500 Forest Avenue
Suite 117
Richmond, VA, 23229

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Posted by Steven | February 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Competent Lawyer and Staff
I was worried my divorce would be a difficult process. My ex had access to all our legal documents, and I didn’t. Evolution took care of all the details, went to the courthouse, and got the paperwork I needed. They were thorough and advised me on the right path to navigating a sometimes frustrating court system. On top of that, Evolution Divorce’s fixed pricing model gave me peace of mind that costs would not go uncontrolled. Chris and his team gave me confidence from our first meeting and helped me get the results I wanted.
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Posted by Robin | May 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer & superb advocate
During my divorce I was represented by a named partner at a well known firm. I felt that my attorney wasn't working in my best interest so I interviewed several firms and chose Chris Macturk. That was the best legal decision I have ever made. Chris Macturk represented me in multiple post divorce issue trials and motions over several years. Each and every time we interacted I knew he was fully engaged with my concerns. Chris is always receptive to my perspective and input, forthcoming with personal and professional opinion, and always concerned about the impact such legal matters have on the overall family dynamics, most importantly the children. He knows how to have the hard conversations with a client and understands how the client feels in such situations, a unique empathy for lawyers. Excellent representation in the courtroom where he won all 4 motions I was involved in with the very litigious mother of my sons. Chris was extremely supportive in helping me through testifying on the stand, determining best case situations for my sons custody, and establishing fair and equitable support. I have recommended Chris to everyone I know in divorce/custody matters over the years and I personally know of no better person to have backing you up while fighting on your behalf.
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Posted by Jason | February 26, 2016
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Competant and Reasonable
Mr. Macturk handled my case with reasonable outcomes and results in mind. He allowed me to fully explain my situation and focused our efforts on achievable outcomes, and did not waste time or belabor small points. I view Mr Macturk as highly qualified, experienced and results oriented. Highly recommended.
Posted by Thomas | May 11, 2015
A Very Good Experience
I felt that Chris was very empathetic to our situation. We never had to wait or wonder what was going on. He was honest and realistic. I felt the fee charged was very fair. I highly recommend Chris.
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2015
Christopher MacTurk
I hired this attorney Chris Macturk and two of Chris' important qualities are his demeanor and legal knowledge in his field of expertise. He listens and formulates a conclusion /plan of action in an efficient time frame. You feel at ease with Chris and sense he is your advocate. He is not hesitant to have the honest conversation.
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Posted by Mike | May 8, 2015
Thorough, Proffessional & Responsive
Chris guided me through a fairly complicated separation agreement during a difficult time. From beginning to end, he was highly professional, understanding and, importantly - responsive. I always knew I could send him an e-mail or leave a voicemail and get a quick response...not the endless excuses you sometimes get as if you are not one of the "important" clients. He always took the time to explain things to me, present options and then push forward on whatever decisions we made. I highly recommend Chris for any legal representation you may consider.
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Posted by Randy | February 17, 2015
Post conflict summary
...This was an unbelievably stressful experience with high stakes (children). I fired the first attorney and then landed with Chris Macturk at Barnes & Diehl who came highly recommended. The difference was like night/day. This was a very contentious conflict against an aggressive law firm. Chris performed exceptionally well for me and was a calming influence in those times that required just that. If a client, or family member of a client is in the unfortunate circumstance of needing this service, Chris could be a great guy to talk to.
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Posted by Peter | December 1, 2014
If I had to do it over again...
I would definitely retain Chris. In every step of my divorce he provided me with excellent advice and direction. I truly felt that we were a partnership during my divorce. He listened to what I had to say and would advise me of the correct course of action as well as pointing out what the consequences might be if I continued pushing for something that might not be to my benefit. He promptly answered any email questions I had.
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Posted by Lisa | November 23, 2014
Very Happy With Services Rendered
Chris Macturk was very helpful to me in my recent divorce. He helped me to understand procedure, guided me in making sound decisions, and kept me informed during the entire process. He also prepared my new Will and Powers of Attorney once my divorce was complete. I am very happy with the services Mr. Macturk provided me and will recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2014
Superb advocate, thoughtful lawyer
Chris represented me in my divorce, which at first seemed straight forward, but then got more complicated as it moved along. He gave me excellent advice throughout and was sensitive to all of my concerns. Whenever a new wrinkle arose, he took time to understand what was at stake and help me find a path forward. I could not have asked for a better lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2014
Professional and Caring Family Law Attorney
Chris Macturk assisted in my divorce proceedings several years ago. Chris was courteous and professional from our first meeting, took the time to listen to my questions, and guided me through a challenging process with the utmost care. I have reached out several times since my divorce with questions and Chris is always quick to respond and thoughtful in his advice. Chris has become a trusted adviser of mine, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone with Family Law needs.
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Posted by Teresa | November 18, 2014
Great Attorney
I highly recommend Chris Macturk; he represented me during my divorce. He is very knowledgeable, trustworthy and personable. I have been very satisfied with his representation. My divorce has been final for several years, but I have had occasions that still require legal advice. He always responds to my calls/e-mails in a timely manner.
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Posted by Caroline | February 2, 2017
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HORRIBLE and way to expensive
I made the horrific mistake of hiring Chris as my lawyer in 2008. Chris appeared to be on my side and made me think that I had nothing to worry about when going to court versus my now x husband over custody of my then 2 1/2 year old. He wound up costing me close to $7k and the result of the preliminary hearing broke my heart by the judge awarding joint custody to my x. Chris acted like it didn't matter to him one way or the other if I lost or won when it came to the hearing. He allowed my x's attorney to walk all over him and eventually beat him in a case that was pretty cut and dry considering I had plenty of evidence against my x to prove that I was the primary parent even through our marriage. I would not recommend him to my worst enemy. I had to hire another attorney to get me divorced because after thousands of dollars and not getting the results I wanted or hoped for, I was not about to waste anymore money or time on someone I did not trust. 9 years later, I am still fighting with my x and about to go back to court over custody again. Thanks for putting me into debt and ruing mine and my son's lives.
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Posted by classylady5165 | January 28, 2015
Simply Not Very Good!
Chris handled my divorce case. The case turned into a debacle with my husband getting everything. The only thing I got was an enormous bill from Mr. Macturk. I cannot express, in words, my great disappointment with the services Chris provided. Please do you due diligence before you hire this attorney. I do not recommend that you hire this attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2014
NEVER work with this attorney!
I worked with Mr. Macturk on my divorce several years ago. If I had it to do over again I would have never have hired this attorney. Mr. Macturk's is a prime example of why attorney's have the poor reputation that they have today. DO NOT hire this attorney unless you want to give you ex EVERYTHING!
Posted by Ethan | December 29, 2014
The worst attorney money can buy in Richmond, VA!
I had the great misfortune of working with Christopher Macturk. You can imagine what the balance would be with that type of charge for copying alone. Mr. Macturk didn't seem to care one way or another how things worked out in court. Mr. Macturk also is not a very persuasive advocate and is becomes quite uncomfortable if things become contentious in the courtroom. In short, I felt like Mr. Macturk could not have care less about my case and did me a great disservice by even accepting my case.
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2013
Very expensive attorney, very poor representation
If you want an Attorney who will needlessly run up a huge bill and fail to get ANY results then Macturk is the right choice. This attorney is intimidated by opposing counsel to the point of being visibly afraid. If you have a case that requires someone to forcefully advocate your position, seek other counsel. Mr. Macturk will sacrifice a clients' best interest in favor of doing what is easiest for him. Mr. Macturk could not argue his way out of a wet paper bag!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney / Shareholder
  • Barnes & Diehl, PC
  • 2000 - Present
  • Sole Practioner
  • Christopher H. Macturk Attorney at Law
  • 1996 - 2000


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Richmond
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2015 - Present
  • The Bar Association of the City of Richmond
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Henrico County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2008 - 2009
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2009
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  • American Journal of Trial Advocacy
  • Confidentiality in Mediation: The Best Protection Has Exceptions
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • 126th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Bar Association
  • Presenter -- “Hot Topics in Family Law – Virginia Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA): Problems and (few) solutions in equitable distribution"
  • 2016
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals (VaCP) 8th Annual Meeting -- Charlottesville, VA
  • Speaker -- Legislative and Case Law Update
  • 2015
  • 125th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Bar Association
  • Hot Topics in Family Law – "Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia: Implications for Same-Sex Divorce"
  • 2015
  • Advanced Issues in Family and Divorce Law
  • "Best Practices of Court Procedure" and "Thorny Custody Issues"
  • 2014
  • Equitable Divorce Settlements
  • "Ethical Considerations in Divorce Cases" and "Strategies in Equitable Distribution Settlements"
  • 2007
  • Senior Law Day
  • “Grandparents’ Visitation Rights”
  • 2006
  • Establishing a Family Court in Virginia
  • Moderator
  • 2006
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Macturk is a gentleman, strong negotiator, and top-notch litigator. I have known him for over 15 years and I highly recommend him."
Divorce and separation

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Richmond Divorce and separation Lawyer Christopher Hunt Macturk
Christopher Hunt Macturk
Divorce and separation Attorney
Richmond, VA
Licensed for 27 years