Seasoned Family Law Attorneys
At Freeman, Dunn, Lucy & Coates, PC, in Lynchburg, Virginia, we know that family law issues are sensitive matters and call for careful planning and strategic negotiation. It is one thing to be familiar with Virginia family law; it is another to apply the law in a way that will directly impact a family’s future. The most positive result is one that is fair and agreed upon by all parties involved.
Our firm not only strives to reach this result, but we also believe in reaching that goal by forming strong bonds with our clients and working alongside them as members of a team. If you have a family law matter that requires this type of personal attention, contact our Lynchburg office online or by calling 434-234-8388 to schedule your consultation with a lawyer.
Focused Family Law Attention
Our compassionate attorney, Gary M. Coates, provides caring, practical guidance for our clients in a wide variety of family law issues, such as:
- All aspects of divorce, including marital property division, child custody and visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony)
- Child custody, visitation and child support issues for unmarried parents
- Tax planning and IRS issues
- Modifications of family court orders regarding support, custody, visitation and modification of divorce settlement terms
- Adoption, including stepparent adoptions
- Domestic violence and protective orders
- Estate planning and inheritance issues
- Prenuptial or premarital agreements
- Contested and Uncontested Adoptions
- Collaborative Law
At Freeman, Dunn, Lucy & Coates, PC, we believe the cornerstone of effective assistance with family law issues is carefully listening to our clients’ concerns, wishes and goals. Whether you need guidance on how to revise your will after a divorce or need to change your child support order, we are here to advocate for your goals and work toward a resolution that is in your best interest.
Resolving Family Law Issues Through Collaborative Law
With your wishes and goals in mind, we will present you with the options. We will advise you on the options that would be most appropriate for your situation. Sometimes, litigation is not the best forum to resolve your family law issues. You and your spouse may be amicable toward one another, and litigation would simply add tension that did not exist in the first place.
At our law firm, we offer collaborative law as a forum to resolve your family law-related disputes without taking your case to court. We invite you to learn more about the collaborative law process.
Family Law Matters And Tax Implications
Attorney Terrance J. Dunn is a certified public accountant (CPA). His knowledge of tax law can be of significant assistance to clients concerned about the tax implications of divorce, estate planning and property settlements. He also helps clients understand the tax issues affecting family-run businesses when one or more of the owners are in the midst of a divorce action.