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Divorce. Family Law. Estate Planning.

MichieHamlett has represented clients for over 65 years in the courts of Virginia and the United States in these 3 main areas of law.

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MichieHamlett is a multi-service law firm dedicated to providing exceptional legal services and value to our clients.

The Personal Services Group at MichieHamlett - Our family law attorneys handle matters including adoption, divorce, custody disputes and wills, trusts, and estate planning.

Virginia Personal Services Lawyers For Personalized Representation

The Personal Services Group of MichieHamlett practices in the Central Virginia area from out of its Charlottesville-based office. The practice areas that the group specializes in are as follows:


  • Marital Agreements
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Property Settlement Agreements
  • Separation Agreements

Family Law:

  • Adoption, including Step-Parent Adoption
  • Child Custody and Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Divorce
  • Equitable Distribution of Property, Including Complex Valuation Issues
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders to Divide Retirement Assets
  • Litigation in all the Above Areas

Wills, Trusts, and Estates:

  • Wills, Trusts, and Estates
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Estate Administration
  • Trust Administration

In addition, Ronald R. Tweel is trained in the collaborative law process. Collaborative law is a way to resolve disputes by removing the disputed matter from the courtroom setting and treating the process as a way to “trouble shoot and problem solve” rather than to fight and win. As part of the collaborative law process, both parties retain an attorney trained in collaborative law. If the process is successful, the parties will reach an agreement, avoiding the emotional and financial expense of litigation.

Also handled by the personal services group are the areas of wills, trusts, and estate planning and administration, estate litigation, and real estate transactions. Real estate transactions include both commercial and residential real estate. Trust and estate planning are important components of retirement planning and ensuring future financial security.

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