Experienced Virginia Divorce Lawyer


Phone   757 539-7272


             Certified Collaborative Divorce Practice

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   Are you looking for a Norfolk Virginia Divorce attorney that will understand not only the legal aspects of divorce, but the emotional and financial implications of divorce?  Are you uncertain of what your support obligations or rights will be?  Are you active duty military and concerned about how that will impact your divorce, custody, visitation and support issues?  Do you have questions about whether you need a will or a trust to distribute your property when you die?
        At the law firm of Susan Donner, I work hard to be approachable. Divorce work can be contentious, but I emphasize the compassionate side of divorce representation. I care about the emotional impact of divorce and work with my clients to bring about a result that is in the best interests of their family and the relationship with their children. Separation and Divorce are emotionally draining, especially when children are involved and Custody and Support issues arise.  The decisions you make at this time can have long-term effects on our emotional and financial well-being. At such a time, you need compassionate and competent advice to protect your legal and financial rights.With the law office of Susan Donner, in Hampton Roads, Virginia, I represent men and women in divorce and separation matters and all of the issues that subsequently arise.

Need a Divorce Attorney that is approachable and compassionate ?

At the law firm of Susan Donner, I work hard to be approachable. Divorce work can be contentious, but I emphasize the compassionate side of divorce representation. I care about the emotional impact of divorce or injury's and work with my clients to bring about a result that is in the best interests of their family and the relationship with their children. Separation and Divorce are emotionally draining, especially when children are involved and Custody and Support issues arise.  The decisions you make at this time can have long-term effects on our emotional and financial well-being. At such a time, you need compassionate and competent advice to protect your legal and financial rights.With the law office of Susan Donner, in Hampton Roads, Virginia, I represent men and women in divorce and separation matters and all of the issues that subsequently arise. See Personal Injury Page for more information.

Looking for a Collaborative Divorce?


Collaborative Practice is a solution oriented approach that seeks to preserve the long term interests of families.  It differs from conventional divorce is that couples pledge in writing to work toward an agreement without going to court.   In addition it may offer the couple and their attorneys the option of an expanded team. Divorce coaches, child specialists and financial consultants, when appropriate, help the couple focus on what is truly important for the future.  Dignity and self esteem are protected and the well being of the family is preserved.  Please feel free to ask me about the process. This divorce process differs from the traditional divorce in that the couple sign an agreement to work toward an arrangement  that will benefit each party and leave the children with the least amount of disruption to there lives as possable.l. The agreement is reached and the divorce is drafted and signed in an informal court hearing.  In addition to the couples attorneys a list of professionals are made available, including a child physiologist, social workers, financial advisers and other professionals to aid in helping to help in making the divorce as disruptive for everyone especially any children that are involved.    Susan had been practicing Family Law in Norfolk Virginia for over 10 years now and has always established an excellent rapport with all her clients.  She is one of the areas few women attorneys CERTIFIED in the Collaborative process.  

Susan is a gifted mediator and while quiet spoken she knows how to win. She is also one of the few women Attorneys in the area that is certified in Collaborative Divorce Law.

Are Child Custody and Support issues in your Divorce ?


In brief, you should know the following about us: our company was established  over 14 years ago and hads been responsible for providing outstanding service ever since. Our specialty is in the area of Family Law and Personal Injury.