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Lu Aloupas

Divorce and separation Attorney at Chesapeake, VA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Carmelou Aloupas

  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 13 years
    Texas - TX 5 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Lu

Learn Lu’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    45%
    Negotiating and drafting separation agreements, contested divorce (to include division of the marital estate, establishing temporary and permanent spousal support, child custody and visitation, child support, attorney fees), uncontested/no-fault divorces, and military divorces.

    14 years

  2. Family
    45%
    Child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support (alimony), enforcing or modifying orders and decrees, parents wishing to relocate with their children away from the other parent, custody by non-parent (grandparent or other interested party), and protective orders.

    14 years

  3. Criminal defense
    10%
    I handle all types of criminal and traffic matters including DUI/DWI, misdemeanors and felonies, and appeals at all levels.

    14 years

Location

Lu Aloupas
Aloupas Law, P.L.L.C.
220 Mt. Pleasant Road, Suite 102
Chesapeake, VA, 23322

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Free Phone Consultation
I'm in the process of hiring an attorney for my custody case. Ms. Aloupas offered a free phone consultation. She was quick to respond and set up an appointment. I sent her the documentation for her review before our appointment. When I spoke to her she was very polite, knowledgeable and helpful. She is very easy to talk too.
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Posted by Deville | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She will not back down
Ms.Lu Aloupas is awesome. I am a father/Soldier that lives in North Carolina that was enduring alot of resistance from my children's Mother that lives in Virginia regarding Custody/Visitation. I called Lu Aloupas and explained to her everything that was going on and she jumped right on it. We then went to court on the day and she held her ground on what I told her I wanted and now instead of me only getting to see my kids 3 times a year I now get them every other week and more. Her prices are great especially for the greats work and professionalism she shows. This women will fight for you and your rights call her today you will not be disappointed I promise. Thanks again Lu Aloupas !!!
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Posted by Dave | July 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stellar Service, Perfect Outcome
12 July 2016 Lu Aloupas is an extraordinary lawyer. I had an issue with a neighbor who asked the court to grant a Protective Order against me. I was innocent, but I did not have the knowledge to fight this on my own. Based on online reviews, I decided to call The Law Offices 0f Lu Aloupas. This is the best decision I’ve made in a long time. In our first phone call she patiently listened to my jumbled story (I was nervous) and then advised me what to do immediately. She then asked if I would like to come to her office (she has offices in Hampton and Chesapeake) and because she sounded so knowledgeable (and calm) I agreed. When I met her in the Hampton office we went through the basics of the case and then she asked if I would like to retain her services. We discussed the price, and I agreed. Here is my opinion about the cost. Of course I think that lawyers make waaaay to much money. But as I found out, if you don’t hire a lawyer, you will be overwhelmed by the system, and by stress. Her prices are fair. There might be a cheaper lawyer, and I know there are more expensive lawyers, but her value in my case totally justified the cost. My case was heard at the York County Circuit Court. On the date of the court hearing we met before the scheduled time and she explained exactly what would happen. She said “I know you are nervous, but stay as calm as you can.” I thought that’s easy for her to say. She told me to not be surprised if the other party changes his story, it happens all the time. She said not to react to this, that she would handle it. Just listening to her gave me confidence and remarkably, I was less nervous. From the beginning the outcome never seemed to be in doubt. The other party represented himself (huge mistake) and Lu was like a TV lawyer. You honor “Motion to Separate”, objection your honor “Relevance”, Move to Strike Your Honor “Hearsay”. The Judge sided with Lu every time. The Judge dismissed the request for a protective order against me and restored all my rights. I was like someone lifted a building off my shoulders. You might have heard the saying that nobody likes lawyers until you need one. I can personally testify that if you are involved in any legal action you need a lawyer. And if you need a great lawyer, at a fair price, I can, without reservation or hesitation, recommend Ms. Lu Aloupas, Esquire. Dave
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
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Family advice session
Miss Aloupas was very helpful and I understand more about my current case, which is an interstate case. I'm glad I called and she was very prompt in returning my inquiry, which was surprising since it was at 9 am on a Saturday.
Posted by Dave | May 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I recommend Attorney Lu Aloupas
Attorney Lu Aloupas provided me with sound advice about my traffic ticket. She was up front about what your max fine could be, as well as what I might expect by the Judge. She helped with any questions I had in a timely manner and provided great guidance as to what I could do in advance to my court date. When my court date had come, she was a good reason I received a very lenient ruling by the Judge. If you find yourself in my posistion, I highly recommend Attorney Lu Aloupas.
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Posted by Jason | May 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
highly recommended! caring & compassionate
Mrs Aloupas, was extremely involved & Caring, and more than reasonable and understanding in all aspects while working with me..she will go out of her way to help. Extreamly compassionate. I could not have done it with out her... I highly Recommend..she is awesome!!!!
Posted by Tamara | April 30, 2014
Excellent Attorney!
I've recommended Ms. Alopuas to two of my friends and heard nothing but great things about her and I, myself have received nothing but wonderful outcomes when working with her on my custody and landlord cases. She is absolutely amazing. She is a very straight forward and understanding attorney. Ms. Aloupas takes the time to listen to her clients FULLY unlike most other attorneys and therefore understands the case completely in order to help you and your case and what's in the best interest for you. She is extremely reasonable with her fees and returns phone calls and e-mails because each and everyone of her clients is important to her. She helped me with a custody case a few years ago and every time I see her she inquires about my son. I could never do her job but I am so glad there is someone like Ms. Aloupas to help people in need.
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Posted by Dusty and Tammy | April 29, 2014
Lu "The Tsunami" Aloupas!!!!
My wife and I have both retained Lu after previous struggles with other firms and she has ALWAYS come through for us no matter what the issue. When others say it can't be done she not only says it can but MAKES it happen promptly! It's an incredible sight! like a tsunami she obliterates all in her path. She has overturned two custody cases for us and fought back two separate bogus landlord disputes on our behalf and handled any issue that's come up with ZERO losses... We will continue to retain her as our family attorney solely, indefinitely. Lu is very 'to the point' yet completely understanding and caring. She will guide through every issue and help attain the clarity needed to push through and fight in the hardest of times when all seems lost. She is very resourceful and keeps costs too a minimum unless absolutely necessary. She not only is a great attorney and powerful ally but a family friend. It is so worth retaining Lu Aloupas for any matter big or small.
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Posted by Riccardo | October 28, 2013
Lawyer performance
Mrs. Aloupas represented me effortlessly and aggressively And is very hard working and dedicated to her clien I intend to keep her as my attorney permanently to represent me in all kinds of legal matters to include my business matters
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney at Law
  • Aloupas Law, P.L.L.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • M.Rogers & Associates
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Chesapeake Public Defenders Office
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Krinick & Segall
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Kenenth B. Murov, Esq.
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Senior Sentencing Advocate/Mitigation Specialist
  • Hampton Public Defenders Office
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2000
  • Athens State College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Child Support Arrears
  • The Circuit Court dismissed the case with prejudice, and permanently barred Father from enforcing the arrears.
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids
  • Both cases were dismissed

Associations

  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Greater Peninsula Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Chesapeake Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • VA State Bar - Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • VA State Bar - Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Treasurer, Immediate Past President, Hampton Roads
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2023
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Champion and Best Brief
  • National Pretrial Advocacy Competition
  • 2009
  • Best Brief
  • National Pretrial Advocacy Competition
  • 2008
  • Member
  • National Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institution
  • Discovery Issues in Family Law Cases- Social Media and Evidence
  • 2016
  • James Kent American Inn of Court
  • Social Media: Opening Pandora's Box of Ethical and Evidentiary Issues
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (11)
Endorse Lu
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Aloupas is a smart, dedicated attorney who will be your advocate. She will make sure you understand the law and compassionate about your particular situation. Ms. Aloupas is an attorney who will fight to get your a favorable result."
Family Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Aloupas is well-known and well-respected within the Hampton Roads legal community. She is professional and knowledgeable, and is an excellent advocate for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Ms. Aloupas at the Hampton Public Defender's office prior to her obtaining her law degree. She was a sentencing advocate and we worked closely on several juvenile cases. She has always been very passionate and hardworking. She is an excellent attorney and has brought that same passion to her law practice."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lu works tirelessly for her clients. She is very passionate about their causes. Her clients are in good hands!"
Family Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"From the trial level on up, you can count on Ms. Aloupas. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lu is an excellent family law attorney and strong advocate for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Friend
"Ms. Aloupas is one of those rare attorneys who if you meet, you won't soon forget. She is a strong woman, and a diligent advocate. It is my pleasure to recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ms Aloupas worked for me for several years at the Hampton Public Defender's Office prior to her obtaining her law degree. She is passionate and dedicated to her clients. She is a very intelligent person. A great choice for anyone facing difficult times and in need of a lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Aloupas is an aggressive and hard-working advocate. She knows how to fight and win."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I whole heartily endorse Carmelou Aloupas. She is an exceptional litigator and her skill and passion for the law are evident in every thing she does. As a former public defender, she has the experience necessary to win difficult criminal cases. I have seen her in action and she is a fierce advocate for her clients. She has an incredible work ethic and I often see her working on a case well past the close of business. In addition to her legal skills, she is a kind and compassionate person. She relates to her clients and works hard to make their lives better. She genuinely cares for each and every one of her clients. If I needed a lawyer, I would call Carmelou Aloupas."
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Chesapeake Divorce and separation Lawyer Lu Aloupas
Lu Aloupas
Divorce and separation Attorney
Chesapeake, VA
Licensed for 13 years