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Divorce & Separation

Like marriage, divorce in the United States is under the jurisdiction of state governments, not the federal government. Therefore, legal proceedings require compliance with state and local jurisdictions.


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Child Custody

First of all, regarding situations where child custody rights are at issue, a number of key questions are raised. If you are going…


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Child Support

Regarding Family law and public policy, child support (or child maintenance) is an ongoing, periodic payment…

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Criminal Defense

In the United States, criminal defense lawyers deal with the issues surrounding an arrest, a criminal investigation,

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Estate Planning

Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging, during a person’s life, for the management and disposal…

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Helpful Information

Having to take someone to court or defend yourself is a stressful endeavor and we want to make your litigation go as smoothly and painlessly as possible. Therefore below are some answers to the typical questions we get and you’ll find more information under Legal Topics. For FREE consultation call (757) 955-8590.

Common Questions

There are a couple of things that commonly come up when speaking with a new client for the first time: What’s going to happen? Do we have to go to court?


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What is a PL Hearing?

Because divorce can be a messy business… a PL hearing could provide a good temporary solution. A PL hearing or “Pendente lite” is Latin for “pending litigation” and refers to temporary relief the Court can award to spouses while their divorce litigation is pending.


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What can I expect at my custody hearing?

People are generally very nervous when they approach a custody hearing. It is your children, after all. Therefore, a case will potentially include multiple witnesses and exhibits, including you yourself having to testify.


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What Our Clients Say

My clients refer me to their friends. Getting the best outcome is paramount because your legal matter is my mission! Call me for a FREE consultation at 757-955-8590

Liz Wood gave me a VERY informative initial consultation. She was very knowledgeable and confident regarding my situation. We were able to settle the case before court (even through the opposing counsel was awful to work with) and the outcome was mainly in MY favor!! I’m happy and would definitely work with Ms. Wood again!!

Rachel Anne

Elizabeth has represented me a couple times with some tenant issues. She was very quick to send out the letters and gave me some great advice on how to handle late payments.

She is very professional and will even work nights and weekends if needed to get the job done

Ben Munson

Ms. Wood was a pleasure to work with over the past year from the moment we met she approached my case custody with fire and determination. She made sure that all of the correct paperwork was filed quickly and correctly. She gave me her word that i would end up with my son and that is exactly what happened. No matter what time i called or text she would reply quickly and reassure me that things would work out for me.

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If you have a legal matter such as divorce, separation, property settlement, child custody, or child support we can help. Our practice areas include criminal defense and estate planning as well. Call our office at 757-955-8590 for a free consultation.