Practice Areas

Richmond Law Firm Handling Family Law, Elder Law, Appellate Practice, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury

While we are best known as a family law firm at Barnes & Diehl, P.C., we also offer well-respected counsel and representation in other legal matters including estate planning, DUI and auto accidents. Follow the links below that address your matters of concern. Or contact us by phone or e-mail to schedule a consultation with no further obligation beyond the first conversation that you have with one of our attorneys. Learn how our team approach delivers value to clients of Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Family Law: Virginia families have looked to Barnes & Diehl, P.C. for aggressive representation and timely, cost-effective legal solutions related to family law for more than 30 years.

Pre-Marital Agreements: Before entering into marriage, consider your and your fiance's financial expectations and goals.

Divorce and Separation: Even when a divorce is uncontested by both parties, you will still need a skilled legal advocate to properly draft, review and file all necessary paperwork so that your rights are protected and your agreements are legally sound.

Asset Distribution and Divorce Planning: To reach a fair division of marital property, a divorcing couple may need the assistance of CPAs, appraisers and economists to help with the valuation of assets, including real estate, stock options, retirement funds and valuables.

Complex Equitable Distribution: When highly valuable and complex assets are at stake, our lawyers work closely with well-recognized and respected professional experts such as appraisers, accountants and economists.

Business and Asset Valuation: Intangible assets such as a family name, a brand or a service mark or trademark figure into the overall value of a business.

Retirement, Stock Options, ERISA, Planning: Learn what you need to know about COBRA, ERISA, QDROs and other financial considerations before divorce settlement negotiations or mediation occurs.

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO) and Other Domestic Relations Orders: Due diligence in discovery of available retirement plans before a divorce is important, and an experienced attorney can help.

Military Divorce and Retirement Issues: Are you and your military spouse considering trying a "do-it-yourself" divorce? You should be careful not to overlook key assets such as military pensions and life insurance survivor benefits.

Child Custody: It is our goal at Barnes & Diehl, P.C. to assist you in reaching a fair settlement with your former spouse that maintains your relationship with your child.

Relocation Custody Cases — Interstate and International: We collaborate with law firms in other states and abroad as necessary to help enforce child custody orders.

Support for Children and Spouses: In Virginia, the legal standard is " the best interests of the child."

Collaborative Law and Mediation: In collaborative law, divorcing couples work together in pursuit of mutually agreeable asset division, child custody arrangements, child support and spousal support.

Adoption: An attorney from Barnes & Diehl, P.C., will guide you through the adoption process and can refer you to related professional services as needed.

Elder Law: Barnes & Diehl, P.C., offers a practice specifically focused on seniors and issues of elder law and senior planning, insurance, and the protection of benefits from Social Security disability, Medicaid/Medicare, and special needs trusts.

Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts: A Virginia estate planning attorney from our office will take the time to sit down and discuss your needs and goals on a one-to-one basis.

Criminal Defense: At Barnes & Diehl, P.C., we offer sound legal advice and the aggressive defense of criminal charges for individuals in Richmond and throughout Virginia.

DUI: We understand the seriousness of DUI charges, both short term (possible loss of driving privileges, large fines, possible jail time) and long term (increased auto insurance rates, risk to job security, credit report issues, the perils of a criminal record and other negative consequences).

Criminal Law - White Collar - Federal and State: Our criminal defense attorneys represent doctors, health care organizations, patients and insurance companies in Medicare and Medicaid fraud cases.

Criminal Defense in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts: A criminal conviction is even scarier than an arrest. With a conviction comes a criminal record that can follow you or your teenager for years. A criminal record can have long-term damaging effects

Personal Injury: The sooner an experienced lawyer represents you, the more efficient the efforts will be to maximize recovery of benefits

Appellate Practice: Our appellate attorneys have taken more appeals to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia than any other lawyers in the state.

Schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers by calling or e-mailing our law offices.