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Lawren D. Burroughs

Divorce and separation Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

5.0   19 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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About Lawren

Learn Lawren’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Our divorce/separation matters typically include child custody, parenting time, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution (property/debt division), and military/government-related issues. We are LGBTQIA+ welcoming and affirming.

    17 years

  2. Child custody

    17 years

  3. Adoption
    We only handle stepparent adoption where the noncustodial biological parent consents to the adoption. These are managed in our office and online through Frugal Legal Services®.

    17 years

  4. Uncontested divorce
    Most uncontested divorces are managed through Frugal Legal Services®. These are for Virginia residents (for a minimum of 6 months preceding the date we file a complaint on your behalf), with or without children, who have been living separately and apart without cohabitation and without interruption for a minimum of 6 months or a year (depending upon whether you have children and/or a validly executed separation agreement).

    17 years


Lawren D. Burroughs is a proud parent of four amazing children. It therefore stands to reason that family is of the upmost importance to her. As a family law attorney for nearly two decades, she has fought for the rights of parents and children alike.

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Burroughs Law Office, P.C. (dba) Frugal Legal Services
4445 Corporation Ln, STE 142
Virginia Beach, VA, 23462


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  19 customer reviews
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Posted by Charles | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
Fighting a custody battle in one state is a nerve racking affair fighting it in three is a nightmare of epic proportions. Throughout the entire process the most critical thing was timing. That being said the thing I found with Mr. Burroughs was that he was always punctual and submitted the complex paperwork on time. Mr. Burroughs is an attorney with heart and is performing his job without the greed mentality. If you are fighting a civil case and want representation that fights for justice he is your guy. His knowledge in law far surpasses that of any of the other 8 attorneys I interviewed. When they said there was no way to win my case he said I will fight for you!
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Posted by Cynthia | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Pleased
I originally came to Mr Burroughs for a consult for a divorce. After meeting with a handful of lawyers, I came back to his office. Several lawyers made me feel like I was not being listened to or my concerns did not matter. Mr Burroughs gave me the confidence that I was in good hands to have my matters handled. I have rehired him to help with my child custody a couple years later. Each time I have felt good how my cases were covered. Today it is hard to let go and let someone else handle the difficult matters in your life, but with Mr Burroughs I have no doubt his abilities to handle the problems. How many people can say they would recommend a lawyer? I will and have recommended him to several people.
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Posted by Guy | March 21, 2014
Best Experience
I have fairly limited writing experience, so please bear with me. I was a wreck dealing with my Ex-Wife (Scared/intimidated) on custody of our son. Mr. Burroughs was patient and thorough with me through the entire process. I couldn't be happier with my experience with Burroughs Law Office. I now have physical custody of my son. Thank you Mr. Burroughs! Thank you Geneva!
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Posted by Justin | April 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody
Ms. Burroughs is the staple and prime example of what a top notch family law attorney is. Extremely professional, focused, and prepared these are only some of the accolades Ms. Burroughs deserves. I wish I could give Ms. Burroughs more stars because I feel it is a great injustice to only be able to give a single digit. I will be recommending her for the rest of my life and everyone I speak to will know and. Burroughs is a hard working and driven attorney who you will never doubt have her all in any and every case she works!
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Posted by Eric | July 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service at a very good price
Lawren and Jennifer were very helpful throughout the process, answering lots of questions. I think Frugal is an outstanding choice for couples pursuing a collaborative and amicable divorce. If the couple can agree on the major issues, Frugal makes the actual filing process easy at a very reasonable price.
Posted by B | June 24, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Tireless advocate
Lawren is a tireless advocate for her clients. She comes well prepared and ready to fight if necessary but understands the value that a negotiated settlement brings.
Posted by Melanie | February 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney!
Lawren and Jennifer Burroughs walked me through my divorce, step-by-step, from day one. My (now) ex-husband and I had been married 24 years and we decided that we didn't want to pay attorneys thousands of dollars to get a divorce, so we opted to work together to get an uncontested divorce. I found the Burroughs Law Firm just by googling "uncontested online divorce". They had all great reviews so I decided to give them a call. This was one of the best decisions I've ever made! From day one, Lawren and Jennifer Burroughs walked me through this process, step-by-step. Lawren and I communicated via e-mails, and mostly through a secure online site. Jennifer and I texted or talked on the phone. Both of them answered any and all questions I asked (and I definitely had lots of them) in a timely manner, often working after regular business hours and even on weekends. They both treated me with kindness and respect, and showed compassion whenever I got emotional. They understand that going through a divorce is one of the hardest things a person can experience. Whenever I was confused or got stressed out about any procedures, documents, or computer issues, they simplified instructions and talked me through it. It really saved me so much time to not have to go to court or meet in person. The Burroughs Law Office guided me through my divorce process smoothly and in just a couple of months! I am still in awe of how quickly and inexpensively it was, and I deeply appreciate Lawren and Jennifer!
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Was so fortunate to have stumbled upon this law office. Although I am not located near her office (I live in NOVA) Lawren was able to take on my non contested divorce case. Everything was SO easy and communication was top notch. She would answer promptly and reach out with questions and easy to understand instructions for what I needed to do. So happy to have this chapter of my life closed and I thank Lawren for all her support in making this such an easy, AFFORDABLE, process.
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Posted by Kate | August 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind, courteous, professional and timely legal representation
I needed a no contest divorce and I looked online and found Lawren Burroughs. There were a few others that did inexpensive, no contest, online divorces, but the reviews were bad. Lawren's reviews were good, so I went with her and I couldn't be happier. My ex-husband was deployed, so things dragged out for a bit on our side, but as soon as I had an update, Lawren responded promptly. I would recommend her to anyone in need of legal services.
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Posted by Rebecca Campbell | September 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Service Standards!
I chose Frugal Law based on reviews, cost, and the fact that there was an actual Virginia lawyer at the other end of the email rather than some generic online service that may or may not have properly updated forms or be as aware of specific state law as they should. Mr. Burroughs not only provided the service of a no-fault divorce, but he did so with outstanding attitude and courtesy, quick responses to numerous, numerous questions, and kindly handled a stressful situation very helpfully. I feel that he went beyond his duty in giving advice when my (now) ex suddenly decided to stop cooperating. It all worked out and once we got the final paperwork in, the divorce was done in less than two weeks!
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Posted by Alexander | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, reliable service
I'm not the sort of person that usually writes reviews for things, but Lawrence and his company was excellent throughout the whole process and deserve props for that. I was very slow getting all the paperwork together, ending up taking almost two years to get everything done, but when I sent something in they were usually on it within a few days. Very polite, good advice throughout. Really good.
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Posted by Linda | February 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I'm happy I chose him
I chose Atty. Burroughs because of research- costs and reviews. I contacted him by email, he responded very quickly to my questions. He sent the forms after I requested them so I could file for an uncontested divorce. Made the process simple and easy for me. No drama!
Posted by Kevin | February 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Uncontested Divorce
I used Frugal Legal Service to for a Seperation agreement and uncontested divorce. The whole process was convenient, fast and affordable. I definfinitely recommend Frugal Legal Services.
Posted by Jerry | June 6, 2015
Great attorney
I went to them to get a uncontested divorce. It was a very easy process and Mr. Burroughs was always there if I had any questions at all. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a uncontested divorce. Thank you so much for making it easy and working fast.
Posted by Kathryn Simms | January 27, 2014
My Testimony
"I honestly don't even know where to start. When I was served with papers by my ex-husband who already had custody of our 4 year old son, I was floored. He was taking me to court for all of my parental rights to be stripped and to cut me out of my sons life once and for all. My first reaction was to jump on the phone and start dialing every number to every lawyer I could find on Google! after several interviews I was starting to feel none of them were truly going to fight for me, I felt like a lost cause. Until my final attempt. Heartbroken and scared for my childs and my relationship, I did one last search for lawyers in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area. Burroughs Law popped up and I didn't recognise the name from prior attempts so I read through his word in particular popped out at me, ''hollistically". Instantly I felt connected and knew these were my people, so I called. Boy was I right!! Geneva Van Pelt answered the phone and I felt immediately as though I was talking to an old friend. She joked with me, laughed with me, got mad WITH ME at the horrific things my ex was attempting to do. I hadn't even felt that at ease when speaking with family and friends. She immediately had my back and for once in several weeks, I felt like things were going to be ok! She immediately set up an interview with Larry and I felt like I was waiting to go to Disney Land! I couldn't wait to speak with him and get everything started! The day finally came and Mr. Burroughs and I had a wonderful conversation. He LISTENED, he didn't talk to me like I was a nobody, like I didn't matter. He instilled confidence in me, made me truly believe that all would be ok and he would not let me fall. He gave me the advice I needed and the steps to get things done. If I felt nervous or scared, I called or emailed him and he reassured me. If I was angry and needed to vent, he was there for me to lean on. While we were in court, he had a professional, kind, and confident presence with our "team"...he held it together beautifully and gracefully to help maintain MY sanity. But somehow in all that calm, you could still see the storm clouds rolling in quietly. He had a subtle intimidation that rocked my ex to the core. He never hestiated, stood his ground, and didn't allow things to go unmentioned when we were in front of the judge. He may be a gentle giant but he is certainly no pushover and he knows his job and DOES his job well. Now that court has passed, I still remain in touch. Larry and Geneva are amazing people who helped me through one of the hardest times of my life and I will forever be grateful for the both of them. I would whole heartedly recommend Burroughs Law to anyone! "
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Posted by Katherine | January 26, 2014
A Caring and Responsive Team
Two people I cannot imagine my life without. Larry, I cannot put into words the immense gratitude I feel towards you and all that you have done for me and my family. Never once did you judge me or make me feel like I did anything wrong. You calmed me when I was scared and gave me courage when I thought I was surely drained of all hope. I couldn't have had a better attorney on my team. Geneva Van Pelt, you are one amazing gossiped and trash talked with me...leting me vent any time I needed it...your patience, understanding, compassion and love for your job and the people you both help is the GLUE to this law firm. You are the face of Burroughs Law and you represent it beautifully. I love and cherish you became a part of a very extended family over the last few months during one of the most difficult times of my life and you bet we will always be in touch!
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2013
Thorough and Caring
Thorough and caring is a rare combination for an Attorney. Mr. Burroughs and his assistant Geneva were there for me at every turn of my messy and contested divorce. I would have paid double.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2012
Great Military Divorce Attorney
Mr. Burroughs is not just a divorce attorney, he is a true family law attorney. I was so confused about how to handle the custody of our children and what my spouse should or could receive after the divorce. He didn't necessarily say what I wanted to hear but he was honest and thorough and the end result was the best for me, my spouse, and the children. He and his staff were patient and helpful at all times, despite my incessant phone calls and crazy questions. His assistant always returned my calls even if just to say that Mr. Burroughs was out and would get back to me by e-mail. His rates are more reasonable than other attorneys and he was worth every penny and then some. I would recommend him for military divorce or any family law in general.
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Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2011
Justice Served
Mr. Burroughs represented my case in an ethical, professional manner. His knowledge of the Virginia Commonwealth laws are profound. Mr. Burroughs representation allowed my family stability for our future. He was able to show the court that I was intitled to a retirement settlement. His persistance and dedication enforced the law to have the individual to make resonable monthly payments at a timely manner. Mr. Burroughs is a family man that is caring, trustworthy and knowledgable. I would definitly recommend Mr. Burroughs to anyone who is looking for an honest, aggressive, compassionate and knowledgable lawyer in the Hampton Roads area.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Burroughs Law Office, P.C. (dba) Frugal Legal Services
  • 2006 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office Of The Public Defender
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Saint Leo University
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Dealer Services
  • American Funds Distributors
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Dealer Services
  • Delaware Investments
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Manager
  • Spirit of Norfolk
  • 1993 - 1998
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  • Regent University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Virginia Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998


  • National Trans Bar Association
  • Director (2023 - present)
  • 2020 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • LGBT Family Law Institute
  • Member
  • 2021 - 2022
  • LGBT life Center Board of Directors
  • Member, Secretary
  • 2020 - 2023
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Virginia Beach
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Virginia Beach
  • Expertise
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Coming Out Day Panel - LGBT Affinity Group
  • Panel Discussion (LGBTQIA+ Counsel)
  • 2022
  • Military Issues in Family Law
  • Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
  • 2009

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Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lawren is professional, prepared, knowledgable, and represents her clients well. She is compassionate and conducts herself with class and civility in and out of court."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Lawrence on several matters in the past, have known him for more than 10 years, and know that he always gives 100% on every case. He is diligent in his preparation and is a strong advocate for his clients."
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Virginia Beach Divorce and separation Lawyer Lawren D. Burroughs
Lawren D. Burroughs
Divorce and separation Attorney
Virginia Beach, VA
Licensed for 17 years
Virtual consultation available