Charlottesville Family Law Attorney and Divorce Lawyer

Steven R. Morris is a Charlottesville family law attorney and divorce lawyer with a second office in Waynesboro. Our firm represents clients in Central Virginia and the Valley.

Divorce, child custody disputes, visitation, spousal support... "Family law" encompasses multiple legal issues that are emotionally charged. The best family-law attorneys understand how painful and stressful family-law cases are.

When you're in a legal battle with a family member, you're best served by a compassionate lawyer who is skilled at communicating and advocating on your behalf. Someone tough and kind who understands the law and your family, an attorney who can negotiate and listen.

Family disputes are never easy. Family law is our focus, and we're here to help you.


Filing for divorce is one of the most painful experiences you will ever face. Whether your divorce is amicable or contentious, intense emotions will arise that can cloud your judgment. Steven is with you every step of the way, guiding decisions you'll be comfortable with, long after your settlement. In your initial meeting with Steven, you'll notice something exceptional: his humanity. A skilled negotiator with empathy is a rare combination. It is why you want Steven on your side.

Equitable Distribution (Property Distribution)

Who gets the house? The pets? The furniture? When you file for divorce in Charlottesville, the settlement must be equitable (fair) in the eyes of the court.

Personal property negotiations can be complicated and emotional.

The best divorce attorneys help you retain the things you cherish while minimizing your emotional distress. That's what Steven does and why you want him fighting for you.

Child Custody and Visitation

You know what is in your child's best interest. Unfortunately, your spouse won't agree. Neither of you will have long to present your side to the judge, who must rule without ever getting to know you or your child.

Steven's role is to analyze all the evidence, both positive and negative, and then develop a narrative to persuade the court that your view of your child's best interest is the correct one.

Spousal Support (Alimony)

Spousal support is the court-ordered payment of money from one spouse to the other. The judge has the broad authority to order spousal support on a temporary or permanent basis.

The court's objective is to ensure that the spouse receiving the support will have sufficient funds to meet his or her expenses and to maintain him or her in the lifestyle to which he or she became accustomed during the marriage. Our role is to present your side. Contact our Charlottesville spousal support lawyers to learn more


Child Support

In Charlottesville child-support cases, the judge will consider the parties' respective incomes, the number of "overnights" each parent has the child, healthcare costs, work-related childcare costs, and other variables.

The best child-support lawyers sometimes convince the court to increase or decrease the actual payments specified in Virginia's child support guidelines. Effectively presenting your side can change the outcome. Speak to our Charlottesville Child Support attorneys to learn more.

Contact us to discuss how best to address your family law needs.

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