Our law firm is constantly evolving and striving to become the best divorce law firm in Virginia. If you are ready to learn more about The Moore Law Firm PLLC, please keep reading.
The Moore Law Firm focuses exclusively on divorce representation, which includes closely related family law issues such as child custody and visitation. The firm is committed to providing clients unparalleled service and attention with a commitment to the highest standards of the legal profession. The law firm also offers, an additional service to divorce clients, basic estate planning services including wills, trusts, medical directives, living wills, and powers of attorney.
Our divorce lawyers regularly appear in the courts of Central Virginia including Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts and Circuit Courts in the cities and towns of Lynchburg, Roanoke,Charlottesville, Forest, Farmville, and Rustburg as well as surrounding areas including the counties of Bedford, Amherst, Campbell, Appomattox, Nelson, Roanoke, Albemarle, Prince Edward, and Buckingham, to name just a few. We also represent clients in the Richmond and Charlottesville areas.
We also handle appeals in divorce and family law cases to the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia.
The Moore Law Firm focuses on leveraging modern technology, advocacy techniques, and an appreciation for traditional principles of the practice of law to maintain a dynamic, and innovative practice environment with an unparalleled commitment to professionalism, creative problem solving, and aggressive litigation in order to achieve clients’ goals.
Technology is deployed to reduce costs, promote attorney-client communication, hasten information delivery, provide information security, and provide clients with ready access to matter documents.
We collaborate with leading experts and professionals from a variety of fields, including forensic accountants, financial advisors, medical and psychological professionals as well as other specialized attorneys, to obtain negotiate effectively, develop the best possible case, and present issues in a manner calculate to deliver value and achieve client objectives. Our law firm is capable of scaling services to the meet each client’s needs and financial capabilities.
Our prime directive is to deliver the high-value as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible without sacrificing attention to detail or effective legal advocacy. To this end, the firm uses a variety of tools and techniques including but not limited to:
- Electronic case file management to ensure file and information security
- Secure, cloud based document management to promote client access to documents and facilitate file retention.
- A Clio client portal to serve to provide secure, encrypted attorney-client messaging
- Videoconferencing options for clients who would like to reduce the inconvenience of office visits.
- A project management approach to case management to inform and educate clients about the legal processes and stages of representation.
- An ongoing commitment to following and incorporating into our practice cutting edge research in advocacy, psychology, and applied sciences as a means to providing effective, creative strategies and solutions to attain client objectives and solve problems both inside and outside of the courtroom.
The Moore Law Firm looks to the future of the practice of law and is committed to being a part of shaping that future by zealously representing clients while always looking for new ways to deliver value and increase efficacy.
The Moore Law Firm’s is focuses almost exclusively on representing clients in divorce and closely related matters such as child custody and visitation.
Our divorce lawyer, Brian R. Moore, has experience handling everything from the simplest to the most complex-high net worth cases. He has represented clients with regard to issues involving family-owned businesses, medical and dental practices, professionals including accountants and other lawyers, royalties, family gifts, and unique property disputes ranging from livestock to deferred stock options. The list goes on. As a result, he is prepared to serve clients across the complete spectrum of needs whether the goal is quick settlement or aggressive litigation.
Complex, high net worth divorce:
When a divorce involves complex issues or significant assets it is not unusual for a divorce lawyer to consult with and to employ experts for the purpose of preparing and presenting testimony if the matter goes to trial. Frequently relied upon experts include forensic accountants, CPAs, financial planners, appraisers, tax specialists, counselors, psychologists, and medical doctors such as psychiatrists. The issues experts are called upon to testify usually include classification and valuation of marital property, discovery of hidden assets, imputation of income or other spousal support related issues, and medical or psychiatric conditions affecting the parties.
When the stakes are high the role of expert witnesses cannot be overstated as they provide the most compelling and persuasive evidence possible. Experts are not only needed for trial in some cases, they are also useful for analyzing specific aspects of the case for negotiation and settlement purposes.
As a divorce lawyer who handles this class of cases, Brian maintains lists of competent, experienced expert witnesses for almost every possible contingency. Brian has worked with some of these experts on numerous occasions. Some are even respected experts who Brian discovered when they were working for an opposing party.
If your case requires expert testimony or consultation with an expert then the option will be discussed thoroughly so that you may consider all the potential costs and benefits before you make the decision whether to proceed with hiring an expert. Frequently, the value of an expert directly correlates with the amount at stake in the case. The costs of expert witnesses often serve as the catalyst for productive settlement negotiations.
Simple, uncontested divorces are usually handled on a flat fee basis. As a divorce lawyer, Brian’s goal is to help client’s achieve the desired end in the most cost-effective manner possible. If there are limited assets and/or minimal disputes over property and debts then a simple divorce may be had for a flat fee plus additional time at an hourly rate to hammer out the details of a settlement agreement negotiated between the parties. Partly due to his background as a trained mediator and collaborative practitioner, Brian frequently encourages clients to work out a settlement “over the table” with their spouses to avoid the hourly rates a divorce lawyer would charge to do the same work for them. If the parties can put together a pen and paper version of their agreement then a divorce lawyer can prepare a formal agreement for them to sign. This results in huge costs savings but provides the confidence and security of a final agreement drafted and reviewed by an experienced divorce lawyer.
“Everything in between” divorce:
The most common type of divorce is somewhere in between the uncontested divorce and the complex/high asset divorce. In these cases there are a mix of assets and liabilities. The parties’ incomes are usually discernible from a few tax returns and W-2 statements. The assets are subject to simple appraisals and the debts are found on credit card and mortgage statements. Frequently, the parties are able to agree on some things but not everything. As a divorce lawyer who is committed to delivering value to his clients, Brian works with his clients to develop fair and reasonable settlement proposals taking into consideration the costs of litigation and the range of probable outcomes. This risk-benefit analysis often leads to productive settlement negotiations. Brian also urges clients to consider collaboration, mediation, or attorney settlement conferences whenever possible. Litigation should only be an option if the opposing party refuses to be reasonable.
When litigation is necessary, you will not find a more zealous or committed divorce lawyer. It is this willingness to go to trial that motivates opposing parties to be reasonable. Brian’s experience litigating divorce cases gives him the ability to evaluate cases with clients and to judge what is and is not a reasonable settlement offer. Although the outcome of a case can never be predicted, when your opponent knows you spend a lot of time trying divorce cases they are more likely to seriously consider your offers of settlement. Brian uses this fact to help clients in “everything in between” divorces to attain positive results and save money in the process.