"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 hopeless...like 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 profile...one 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! "