​Practicing With Jacobs, Caudill & Gill in Richmond, Virginia

Sharon Gregory Jacobs, Attorney​

​DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW 



Legal representation is available for all areas of family law and in all matters related to separation and divorce:  


  • Marital Separation 
  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Pre-Marital and Post-Marital Agreements
  • Fault and No-Fault Divorce
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Equitable Distribution of Marital Assets and Debts
  • Preparing Orders to Divide Retirement Accounts



   How Should You Choose an Attorney?


  • Referrals from friends, family members and co-workers can be helpful.
  • For a complex divorce matter, you will want an attorney who is experienced and practices primarily in the area of family law.
  • You should make sure that you feel comfortable with the attorney, because a complex case can take two years or or more to complete.
  • Be sure that you understand your agreement with the attorney for the payment of legal fees and costs.    

                


What to Expect at the Initial Consultation.


The initial consultation is your first meeting with the attorney who you are interested in hiring as your legal counsel.  It is a time for you to evaluate whether you think that the attorney is the right one to handle your legal matter, and for the attorney to evaluate whether your case is one that he or she would like to handle.   After meeting with you and discussing your case, whether you hire the attorney or not, the attorney cannot represent the opposing party.


During the initial consultation, the attorney will likely obtain some brief background information from you, such as how long you have been married, whether you have children, and information of that nature.  You have come to the attorney because you have a legal problem or issue that you want to discuss; the attorney will ask you what the purpose of your visit is, and perhaps ask you about your objectives, that is, what you want or hope to accomplish.  The attorney will talk about some options that may be available to you to accomplish your objectives.


​You may find it helpful to bring a list of questions with you to your initial consultation.