The Woman’s Guide to Selecting an Outstanding Divorce and Custody Lawyer

By Katie Wilcox Carter and Kristen Hofheimer

If you're like most women, you're probably wondering, "Do I even need to hire an attorney?"  And, then, of course, "If so, whom?"

It's a daunting prospect, and there's a lot at stake, whether you're facing a divorce, custody, or support case.  You want to make sure you're making the best decisions for you and your family, and you know that a lot of that has to do with the decisions you make at the beginning of the process.

It's not our goal to steer you in any particular direction; we just want to make sure that you have the best information possible to make a solid, informed decision.  Whether you hire an attorney or not, you need to feel that your best interests are being protected.

Request a free copy of our book, "The Women's Guide to Hiring an Outstanding Family Law Attorney" today.  In it, you'll learn all about:

  • The questions you should be asking an attorney in an initial interview.
  • How attorneys are ranked (so you can tell the good from the bad).
  • Your divorce options (including do it yourself, in case you decide NOT to hire an attorney at all!)
  • 6 easy ways to save money on your attorney's fees.
  • What your first steps should be!

Not only that, but we'll also provide you with a scorecard that you can take with you to your consultations. That way, you can quickly and easily compare one attorney against another, and be sure that the decision you're making is the best one for you.

This is a great resource for Virginia women who feel a little overwhelmed and confused about the different options. How can you tell one attorney from another? How can you be sure you're making the best decision possible? What should you even be doing?

Contact us today to order your free copy, and let us help you figure out your next steps.

Why should I read your free book about hiring a Virginia attorney?

There’s a lot of information out there, but it’s hard to tell what you can trust from what’s just junk. There’s a lot at stake in your divorce, custody, or support case, so you want to make sure you have the most up to date, Virginia specific information possible—and that’s exactly what we can provide.  Whether you're hoping to hire an attorney (or just hoping to avoid it), we'll give you the information you need so you can ask the questions you need answered at this critical time.

Our divorce book was written specifically by two of our divorce attorneys, Katie Wilcox Carter and Kristen Hofheimer, for women like you--wondering what your next steps should be. It’s up to date, it’s Virginia specific, and it’s full of the type of information you need to begin to plan your next steps. It’s also written specifically for women—something you won’t find anywhere else.

How quickly will I receive it?

Once you fill out our easy online form, you’ll receive an electronic copy of the book in minutes. You can print it out or read it directly on your computer—it’s entirely up to you! Then, if you live in our immediate area, you’ll receive another email asking you for your address. If you fill it out (it’s totally up to you), we’ll ship you (free of charge) a hard copy of the book, so that you can write in the margins, highlight key passages, and easily read and re-read parts.

I want more information. Where else should I look?

A good question! If you still want more information after you’ve read the book, consider signing up for our e-course. After you receive your email with the electronic version of the divorce book attached, you’ll also be asked whether you’d like to sign up for our e-course. It’s an email web course, written and created for you by one of our licensed and experienced Virginia divorce, custody, and support attorneys, that goes into more detail about how Virginia law works in separation, divorce, custody, and support cases. It’s a great way to learn a little more about the process and what you can expect, whether you hire an attorney or represent yourself.

Want to ask questions directly to an attorney? Consider attending our monthly divorce seminar. We teach it three times a month, in Virginia Beach and Newport News, and each seminar is taught by one of our attorneys—so you can ask your questions directly. For more information about our divorce seminars, or to register, just click here.

I’m afraid to give you my contact information.

We understand how you’re feeling, and know that this is a really vulnerable time. If your husband has access to your email account, consider setting up a new gmail account by clicking here. We never sell your contact information, or contact you in any unexpected way. If you elect to participate in the e-course, for example, you’ll receive extra emails; if you don’t, though, we’ll stop emailing. We’ll keep your contact information private.

If you want a hard copy of our book, but don’t want it sent to your home, send it to a friend or neighbor’s house (or even your work address) instead. We’ll send it in a plain manila envelope, with no return label or anything that identifies the contents. We take your privacy very seriously.

I’m ready to order my copy now. Where do I go?

Just navigate up to the right hand sidebar, fill out the form in the gray area, and you’ll receive your e copy right away! It’s a great choice, and the best way to get up to date, Virginia specific divorce and custody information.

For more information, or to go ahead and schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys, give our office a call at (757) 425-5200.