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About me

I have been practicing family law with my father and other Hofheimer Family Law Firm attorneys since 1999. I was a single mother for most of my son's childhood, so I have a first-hand understanding of the challenges that many of my clients face.

When I am not busy advocating for my clients, I like to bodysurf, watch Supercross and equestrian sports, spend time with my family, and listen to Ani Difranco.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 20%
    16 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    16 years
  3. Family: 10%
    16 years
  4. Uncontested Divorce: 10%
    16 years
  5. Other: 40%
  6. More 



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dana Palmer

    Kristen is an incredible attorney with a great law firm. She is a leader in the field who works consistently to improve her firm and deliver high levels of value to the firm's clients. I recommend Kristen without hesitation.


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  • Ilana Sable

    Kristen is an exceptional attorney and a trusted advisor in all divorce, separation, alimony and child custody matters. I endorse Kristen for her work ethic, depth of knowledge and history of great service to her clients.


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Contact info

Hofheimer Family Law Firm

1604 Hilltop West Executive Center
Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA, 23451

Hofheimer Family Law Firm

638 Independence Parkway
Suite 240
Chesapeake, VA, 23320



VAAuthorized to practice law199903/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SuperLawyers Rising StarSuperLawyer2009
SuperLawyer Virginia's Rising Star 2008SuperLawyer2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHofheimer Family Law Firm1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia Beach Bar Association’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court’s Bar-Bench Liason CommitteeMemberN/A
Family Law Organization of Greater Hampton RoadsPast President2007 - 2010
Hoffman-I’anson American Inn of Court, State Liaison for American Inns of CourtBarrister2006 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jacobson Kaplan vs KaplanTrial courts decision was reversed in part
Fox v. Fox, Record No. 0643-12-1Trial Court's award affirmed
Noce v. NoceTrial Court's award affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Women's Custody Survival GuideWomen's Custody Survival Guide2009
The Journal (Virginia Trial Lawyers Association)Handling Spousal Support Cases in Virginia: You've come a long way, baby?2004
Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the LawBreastfeeding as a Factor in Custody and Visitation Decisions1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Sweet Briar CollegePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Second Saturday Monthly Divorce SeminarsDivorce2013
Custody Bootcamp for MomsChild Custody2013
2010 Advanced Family Law SeminarDivorce2010
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Custody RetreatChild Custody2005