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Jennifer Dobbs Oram-Smith

Divorce and separation Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

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also known as Oram-Smith Family Law, Jennifer D. Oram-Smith

  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 35 years
    West Virginia - WV 38 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State WV
    Acquired 1986
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Serving Hampton Roads for over 30 years, Jennifer Oram-Smith Family Law has earned the reputation as one of the best veteran divorce attorneys in Virginia Beach. 


Virginia Beach Divorce Attorney Jennifer Oram-Smith has concentrated her practice in the area of family law. This includes but is not limited to, legal separation agreement, divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support and name change.  Juvenile and domestic relations matters including domestic assault and protective orders, and petitions for guardianship and conservatorship for incapacitated individuals. Ms. Oram-Smith is certified by the Virginia Supreme Court for appointment as Guardian ad Litem for both children and adults. 


Ms. Oram-Smith is devoted to helping those who need us where it matters most - at home. Your situation is unique and important, and your case will be treated with care and respect. Our goal is to empower you to play an active role in the outcome of your case. We help you navigate the court system from pre-divorce negotiations to full jury trials. Ms. Oram-Smith's knowledge of Virginia divorce law and her trial experience has prepared her to work very hard and be very thorough with your case. 


Whether you are a military service member or civilian, a mother and wife, or husband and father; we are committed to protecting what you value most.  

Whether you need a child support lawyer in Virginia Beach, divorce attorney specializing in family law, or step-child adoption lawyer, we can help in all these areas, and much more. 


If domestic violence or child abuse is a factor in your case, Ms. Oran-Smith is uniquely qualified in this area of family law to council you regarding your rights and those of your child. 


Practice Areas:


Legal Separation 

Contested Divorce - Uncontested Divorce 

Representation of Children in Divorce 

Post-Divorce Issues 

Child Custody and Visitation 

Child Support - establishment, modification and enforcement  

Spousal Support  

Name Change

Domestic Violence and protective Orders 

Guardianship and Conservatorship for Children and Adults  

Adoption - Step-child, Foster parent etc.  

Division of Military Pensions

Division of Civil Service Pensions and Thrift Savings Plans

Division of civilian retirement plans 

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Temporary Guardianship Agreements and Medical Powers of Attorney

Defense of Parents on Department of Human Services petitions for emergency removal of children and petitions for child protective orders



Jennifer Dobbs Oram-Smith
291 Independence Blvd Ste 241
Virginia Beach, VA, 23462-5480

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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2017
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Outstanding service and amazing results!
Jennifer Oram-Smith is one of the most delightful and personable people I have ever had the privilege of working with. Even though, what put me in the position of having to hire a lawyer in the first place was not a good thing.... Jennifer's positive attitude and fearless fighting for my case helped make my experience that much better. When you search for a lawyer, you often look for credentials - experience - size of the firm etc.... but what often isn't described is how diligent they are with their clients and their cases. Jennifer was so tireless in her efforts to ensure I got what I was looking for, that each time I sent her an email she was quick to respond that very same day. Communication was key for me as I live in California and needed representation in Virginia. My case was a complex one, with ALOT of history and paperwork to go through, and given the distance and how often I was able to actually meet with Jennifer in person - I can say I am very impressed with the way she conducts business. As far as price goes, it should be no surprise to anyone that hiring a lawyer can be expensive (depending on your case) and you get what you pay for. I made that mistake the first time I hired a lawyer a few years ago and all I walked away with was debt and little to show for it. Jennifer is EXTREMELY fair in her pricing... in fact... I think she may be underpriced as I believe that her level of commitment is valued at so much more. And because of Jennifer's meticulous work and what felt like boundless knowledge of the judicial system, I was able to walk away from court with so much more than I had started with. I would recommend Jennifer to anyone seeking legal help or even just legal advice. Thank you for your help Jennifer!
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  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1986
  • West Virginia University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1983


  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Tidewater
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Virginia Beach Divorce and separation Lawyer Jennifer Dobbs Oram-Smith
Jennifer Dobbs Oram-Smith
Divorce and separation Attorney
Virginia Beach, VA
Licensed for 38 years