Family Law

Family Law & Divorce Attorneys in Staunton

Finding Personalized Legal Solutions for You & Your Family

There are very few legal situations as difficult and emotionally fraught as those that affect your family. Whether you are navigating a divorce, facing a child custody battle, or seeking alimony/spousal support, you need a caring and experienced attorney on your side who can help you make the best decisions for yourself and your loved ones.

At Tucker Griffin Barnes, our Staunton family law attorneys have helped thousands of clients throughout the area. Unlike many other law firms, we don’t treat you like just another case number. We understand that what you are going through is perhaps one of the most challenging situations of your life; our team is here to provide the personalized attention and reliable legal support you need.

Contact us online or by phone at (540) 328-2808 to learn more about how our family lawyers in Staunton, VA can assist you with your Virginia divorce or family law matter. 

Family Law Cases We Handle

With nearly three decades in practice, our firm is capable of handling a wide range of family law cases. Our family law attorneys in Staunton, VA are well-versed in the law and know how to help you devise an individualized legal strategy aimed at achieving your unique goals.

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Staunton Adoption Lawyers

What Are The Requirements To Adopt A Child In Virginia?

To adopt a child in Virginia, there are specific requirements that must be met. Seeking the assistance of a knowledgeable adoption attorney in Staunton, VA at Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law, can provide invaluable guidance throughout the process. With a dedicated focus on client service and a strong presence in Virginia since 1990, Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law has been helping families for more than 30 years.

The requirements to adopt a child in Virginia can vary depending on the type of adoption, but some common criteria often include:

  • Age and Legal Capacity: Prospective adoptive parents must be at least 18 years old and legally capable of entering into a binding agreement. They may be a husband & wife, a same sex couple, a stepparent, a parent who was subject to a consent proceeding, parents with a surrogacy contract, or individuals who have custody of a child that was placed through an adoption agency.
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Commonly Asked Questions

  • Why should I hire a Family Law attorney?
    Hiring a family law attorney can provide numerous benefits, including legal expertise, personalized guidance, objective advice, assistance with paperwork and documentation, negotiation and settlement skills, and representation in court. An attorney can help protect your rights and interests throughout the legal process.
  • What are the requirements to adopt a child in Virginia?
    To adopt a child in Virginia, prospective adoptive parents must meet certain requirements, including being at least 18 years old, completing a home study, and passing a background check. There may also be specific requirements based on the type of adoption.
  • What is a fault divorce?
    A fault divorce is a type of divorce where one spouse alleges that the other spouse is at fault for the breakdown of the marriage. Grounds for fault divorce can include adultery, conviction of a felony, desertion, or cruelty.
  • What is a no-fault divorce?
    A no-fault divorce is a type of divorce where neither party is required to prove that the other spouse did something wrong. Instead, the couple can simply state that their marriage has irretrievably broken down.
  • What is Family Law?
    Family law is a legal practice area that deals with issues related to family relationships, such as divorce, child custody, alimony, and adoption.

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    “Highly Recommended!”
    I highly recommend Yvonne Griffin and her staff. Not only did they get me a great settlement and they also got my medical liens reduced, which meant more money for my family.
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    “Yvonne Griffin was a compassionate person & hands-on!”
    Yvonne Griffin represented me in a car accident that required many months of hands-on attention. She was a compassionate person always taking into consideration my limited ability from my brain injury, but not making me feel inferior. I highly recommend Yvonne. She is a true professional.
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    “Worked hard to help me & I’m very grateful!”
    Thank you for taking my ‘small’ case. I know you all worked hard to help me and I’m very grateful for all you did for me.
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    “Yvonne Griffin is a fearless trial attorney!”
    Yvonne Griffin is a fearless trial attorney with significant courtroom experience.
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    “Yvonne Griffin is an extremely smart lawyer!”
    Yvonne Griffin is an extremely smart lawyer. Her years of experience were on prime display as she worked through every difficult problem with my car accident case. I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer.
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    “I now appreciate why TGB has such an excellent and well-deserved reputation!”
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    “I am so grateful for the passion, dedication & professionalism of Tucker Griffin Barnes.”
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    We work hard to keep our rates lower than our peers.
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    We promptly return phone calls, provide play areas for your children during office visits, and when you need us, we'll visit you at home or at the hospital.
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    Expertise matters. Most of our attorneys concentrate in only one or two areas of the law.
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    We're respected attorneys who live to fight and win for our clients.