Virginia Beach Divorce Lawyers

Experienced and effective counsel guides you through the process

When you are in need of a family law and divorce attorney, hire one with the experience and reputation you can trust.

We are Joseph W. Hood, Jr. & Associates (retired)/Messman Law Firm, PLC; we’re conveniently located in the Beach Tower (near the Oceanfront). Formerly led by principal attorney Joe Hood, currently led by Mykell L. Messman, a family law lawyer with several years of experience and a military background, our team incorporates commitment and hard work into our practice of law.

As a knowledgeable family law and divorce lawyer with extensive experience assisting clients with every aspect of a divorce, from the initial steps to filing to post-divorce modifications. I can assist you with litigating a contested divorce or negotiating an uncontested divorce. I am capable of providing informed counsel for military personnel obtaining a divorce in Norfolk and throughout Eastern Virginia.

Alternatives to litigating in open court

As a family attorney, I encourage an alternative to contested divorce whenever feasible, because I believe you should determine child custody, visitation and property settlement issues rather than a judge who barely knows you or your family. This approach has proved extremely effective in saving my clients money and helping them get on with the next phase of their life.

Whenever feasible, I advocate the use of alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, arbitration and negotiation because those methods are generally less expensive, less time-consuming and less stressful than contested divorce litigation. If, for whatever reason, a non-confrontational approach is not feasible, I will aggressively fight to protect your rights throughout the litigation and trial process.

Contact Joseph W. Hood, Jr. & Associates/Messman Law, PLC

Call or contact me online to schedule a confidential consultation with one of an experienced divorce lawyer. Get experienced legal advice before you act.

Joseph W. Hood, Jr. & Associates/Messman Law, PLC

Convenient Beach Tower Location

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