Family Law

Henrico County Divorce Lawyer

The law firm of Spinella, Owings & Shaia, P.C. is committed to sensible solutions while protecting clients' rights in divorce, child custody and all related family law issues. Our attorneys provide compassion and experienced legal counsel during these emotional and complex proceedings.

Our lawyers represent clients in the metro Richmond area and central Virginia. We invite you to arrange a confidential consultation by contacting us online.

Comprehensive and Experienced Representation

Spinella, Owings & Shaia handles every aspect of divorce and family law in circuit court, and juvenile and domestic relations district court:

  • Divorce (contested or uncontested)
  • Annulment
  • Property division (division of marital assets and debts)
  • Spousal support (alimony)
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support and enforcement
  • Post-judgment modifications
  • Stepparent adoption (and termination of parental rights)
  • Establishing guardianship/conservatorship
  • Paternity (establishing or challenging)
  • Prenuptial agreements

Resolutions and Litigation in Virginia Family Law Matters

In more than 30 years of family law practice, John G. Mizell, Jr. has helped hundreds of clients achieve workable solutions, through mediation, negotiation or litigation. He emphasizes out-of-court resolutions over the expense, unpredictability and long-term fallout of a court battle. However, if the other party is unreasonable or combative, he is a skilled litigator who can protect your interests and the best interests of your child in judicial proceedings. Mr. Mizell also has specialized training in basic mediation and family law mediation.

Custody and Visitation — We strive to bring parents to workable solutions regarding physical custody, legal custody and the details of co-parenting. When these issues cannot be amicably resolved, we are prepared to advance our client's agenda in custody litigation. Mr. Mizell has considerable experience in handling the especially challenging and sensitive area of custody relocation. Mr. Mizell also has served as a court-appointed guardian ad litem more than 300 times representing the interests of minor children in custody, visitation, neglect or abuse cases.

Equitable Distribution of Marital Property — Our attorneys are adept at determining accurate valuations of marital property, including the family home, retirement accounts, closely held business interests and other assets, and resolving discrepancies over whether certain assets are jointly or separately owned. They have handled large, complex marital estates, as well as cases with considerable debts and limited assets to divide.

Contact a Richmond Family Law Lawyer

At Spinella, Owings & Shaia, we try to resolve family law issues without creating future problems or unnecessary expense. This requires a lawyer who is knowledgeable, compassionate and creative. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our Richmond office, including after-hours appointments. Call us today at 804-747-0920.