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Rob Partin focuses the majority of his practice on representing clients in family law matters, including pre-marital agreements, separation agreements, divorce, spousal support, equitable distribution, business valuation, retirement division, military divorce, child custody and visitation, child support and adoption. Rob has represented professionals and owners of multi-million dollar businesses in complex equitable distribution and spousal support matters. He has also represented stay-at-home mothers who have been the victims of domestic violence in difficult and emotionally charged custody and visitation cases. As a former Marine officer, Rob also understands the challenges faced by military families and how divorce affects entitlement to military benefits, including retirement. In addition to representing clients in family law matters, Rob draws on his prior experience as a contractor to represent clients in construction law matters. He has represented owners, architects, subcontractors and suppliers in disputes related to private and government contracts. Representative matters include representation of a national roofing contractor in a dispute regarding installation of custom metal and membrane roofs as well as representation of a local electric contractor in a dispute regarding installation of a courthouse security system by a sub-subcontractor.

2016 Legislative Changes to Virginia Family Law

The 2016 Virginia General Assembly enacted several changes to statutes relating to family law in the Commonwealth. Those changes are effective July 1, 2016 and include the following: Equitable Distribution. House Bill 404 modified Virginia’s equitable distribution statute, Virginia Code § 20-107.3, to provide that if one spouse has in their possession and control separate […]


Valuing professional practices in Virginia divorces

Originally printed in Virginia Medical Law Report’s September 2015 issue. Reprinted with permission. You and your partners have a successful medical or legal practice. You manage the practice well and have relied on legal counsel to prepare you for potential changes and issues that may arise in the business. You set up your practice as a […]