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Divorce, Injury, Contested Divorce, Accidents, Uncontested Divorce - We Can Help

At Brian A. Thomasson, P.L.C., we are a law firm that cares about our clients and their problems.  Our focus is on personal injury (accidents, crashes, car wrecks) and family law matters (custody, visitation, divorce, contested divorce, separation (legal separation), , uncontested divorce, support, etc.).  Personal injury encompasses a wide variety of cases - car accidents/car crashes/car wrecks, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall, medical malpractice, etc.  Just like family law covers separation (sometimes called legal separation), divorce, uncontested divorce, contested divorce, child custody, child custody, child support, spousal support, etc.

While our primary office is in Chesapeake, Virginia, we practice law throughout Virginia including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, and Hampton to name a few.  Whether you have been hurt in a car accident or by a cheating spouse, we would like to try to help.

We give personal attention and everyone works on your case meaning that if you call or come in, someone should be able to help you.  With over 30 combined years in the legal field, we can offer insights on almost any and every legal problem.

While we are known for excellence in family law, as divorce attorneys, child custody lawyers, and support matters, we are also award winning attorneys in Civil Law as well as Criminal Law!

We are licensed to practice in every state court in Virginia.  We are also licensed in the Federal Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia.  We bring a unique and different perspective based upon our combined experiences.

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Divorce, Family Law, Separation, Accident and Injury Lawyers in Chesapeake and all over Virginia

When it comes to handling your divorce, family law matter, accident or injury cases, we have been helping people in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and throughout Virginia since the 90s.  While our primary office is in Chesapeake, VA, we are close to all of the courts and we frequently travel to them.  Through the use of technology, we are able to assist you in your divorce as your divorce lawyers where ever you may be located.

For more information, feel free to visit our exclusive family law site for information on divorce, separation, child custody, child visitation, spousal support and child support at BrianThomasson.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Divorce or Family Law In Virginia

  • How Do I Get Legally Separated?

    • In Virginia, there is no such thing as "legal separation".  You are either married or divorced.  You are separated for the sake of divorce if you have been living separate and apart from your spouse and when you separated one of you had the intention for the separation to be permanent.​

  • What is an Uncontested Divorce?

    • An uncontested divorce is one where the parties are not arguing or fighting over any of the issues.  They are the quickest and cheapest ways to get a divorce in Virginia.  Want more information, contact one of our top rated divorce lawyers for a completely free consultation.​

  • What is a Contested Divorce?

    • A contested divorce is when there are one or more issues that the parties cannot agree upon.  This means that the Court has to decide it.  This is where having a good divorce attorney is necessary.  Without the right representation, you could not get what you are entitled to by law.  For more information, check out our blog article on contested divorceFor more information, contact one of our top rated divorce lawyers for a completely free consultation.

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Attorney | Lawyer

In the United States, these terms are used interchangeably.  However, there is a very important distinction.  While it usually makes no difference if you are talking with an attorney, we thought we should clear it up just in case.

A "lawyer" or 'lawyers" is/are someone who has graduated from an accredited law school.  This means that he or she has a law degree.  They may or may not practice or engage in the practice of law.

An "attorney" or "attorneys" is/are someone who is licensed to practice law.  It is a person who is a practitioner before the court.  While it is technically the preferred term in the United States, it really does not make that much of a deal.

So there is your trivia - the difference between a lawyer and an attorney.

We are located at 1108 Madison Plaza, Suite 203, Chesapeake VA 23320

Why Hire An Attorney?

This is a question that we get frequently and, quite honestly, it is a loaded question.  If you ask a doctor or carpenter or plumber if you should hire a plumber then, honestly, the answer that you get will probably be "yes".

So here is my answer, we have gone to school, passed the Bar and practiced law for many years.  This is our job.  While we are sure that hundreds if not thousands of people represent themselves in Virginia and probably do a decent job, the reality is that we would like to think that we can do a better job.  So, in other words, if you believe that we can do your job just as well as you can do yours then please do not hire an attorney.  And if you would even just like to check, we do offer a free consultation.

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