The emotions that come with ending a deeply personal relationship after years or even decades can make it difficult to stay focused on what’s important, or to resist the temptations to lash out and use the divorce process as a weapon. When a divorce begins to move in this direction, everyone concerned is almost certain to lose.

This is where we can help.

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Our firm helps people in Norfolk and the surrounding areas to manage the divorce process and all the difficult issues and emotions that go with it. We seek to resolve child custody, visitation and child support issues through negotiations between the parents rather than in front of a judge.

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Whether you are an active-duty member of the United States military, the spouse of a combat soldier or the spouse of someone who is stationed overseas or deployed — if you are contemplating a divorce, there are some important considerations to be aware of, such as:

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We are committed to helping people expand their families through the unselfish act of adoption.

Whatever type of adoption you’re interested in, at our law firm you’ll find the answers you’ve been looking for and the in-depth knowledge of in-state and interstate adoption laws needed to proceed through the complex adoption process.

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Our firm works to help people with DUI charges and other serious traffic violations minimize, and sometimes even avoid, the damage that might otherwise occur. In our practice handling DUI and traffic cases, we represent people from all walks of life — juveniles, college students, tourists, in-state and out-of-state drivers with commercial drivers’ licenses (CDLs), licensed professionals and others. Berkhimer Law has experience in working with over-the-road truck drivers and the many complexities associated with CDLs. Representation That Counts.

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Our attorneys understand what is at stake when you or a member of your family is charged with a criminal offense. Ensure that you understand the consequences of the pending charge.

Berkhimer Law, P.C., provides strong criminal defense representation to people in the Tidewater and surrounding areas. Some of the specific misdemeanor and felony cases we handle include:

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Many folks will also care and provide for their parents and in-laws.  In years past Elder Law was considered by many as simply planning on how to deal with assets in relation to Medicaid.  Today the practice has grown considerably more complex; for example, it may include Financial Planning and Security, Housing considerations, Nursing Facilities, Home Care, Conservators, Guardians, Trusts, and extended care.

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If you are the primary breadwinner for your household, or are dependent on such a person, don’t allow yourself or your loved ones to be put in any position of uncertainty while dealing with a tragic loss.  Plan now for the unexpected – there is nothing so devastating as the unexpected midnight phone call.

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There are a lot of lawyers out there who can help you get a divorce, go through the bankruptcy process, defend a criminal charge or even draft a construction contract.

Unfortunately, there are a lot fewer who will make the extra effort it takes to achieve solutions that leave you in a better position moving forward.

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