Divorce & Family Law

Serving Norfolk, VA & Surrounding Areas.

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Over 15 Years of Courtroom Litigation.

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Norfolk Divorce Attorney | Norfolk Child Custody Lawyer

Garrett Law Group, PLC

Garrett Law Group, PLC is established in Norfolk, VA and serves clients throughout the Hampton Roads area.

Personal Approach To The Practice of Family Law

At Garrett Law Group, PLC you will get personal, one-on-one attention from our attorney. Our clients have unfiltered, direct lines of communication with thier attorney.

We offer representation in all areas of domestic and family law, including divorce, child custody, and support issues.

Competent Representation For Your Family

Family law is goverend by state statutes and case law which are always being updated and modified. You can be confident in knowing our attorney remains current on the changes in the laws to provide you the best legal advice for your circumstances.

Individualized Attention to Your Needs

The definition of “family” has changed over time. There is no single solution to each situation. At Garrett Law Group, PLC you and your attorney will work together to achieve the right outcome for you and your family.

We will work with you to negotiate terms for a separation agreement or child custody agreement, to plan litigation for a contested divorce or relocation matter, or to handle uncontested divorce filings or stepparent adoptions.

Ready to Fight For Your Interests

Negotiating a resolution is always best in family law matters, but often is not possible. Our attorney has 15 years of litigation experience and we are ready to battle for you in court if necessary.


Whether you need help with an uncontested divorce filing, or you need strong representation for a contested matter, put our domestic litigation specialist to work for you.

Custody & Visitation

Legal issues concerning your children are emotionally draining and stressful. Let our years of experience help you to make the best decisions for your family.

Family Law

Talk to us about how we can help you with your separation or prenuptual agreement, stepparent adoption, relocation or move away, child support, or other family law matter.

I had found Garrett law group while I was at court with a friend for a ticket she received during an accident. One of the attorneys in the courtroom was very impressive. My 3rd attorney in my divorce case was retiring (first one I wasn’t pleased with, second one was hired on by the Chesapeake commonwealth and couldnt continue with my case and 3rd retired). I approached this attorney asking if he did custody cases. He did not but recommended me to their family attorney. I was also very pleased with her however, she moved to Northern VA. Just my luck!! so James took on my case. He was great throughout the rest of my case. He also went to court with me for a traffic violation. He really understood in both cases the law and was very thorough and easy to work with. In both cases he gave me both options and recommendations. I referred numerous people to him and any who used his services all were very pleased. It was one of the attorneys (whose name I do not know) who brought me to that firm and any attorney I dealt with I would all give 5 stars and recommend anyone to their firm.

Misty Dahlheimer
August 7, 2019

This was our first time in a custody proceeding and Mr. Garrett was my son’s GAL. He is a terrific attorney who’s understanding, knowledgeable, calm, compassionate, professional, empathetic, and competent. The rapports and guidance were prompt, outstanding and timely all the time. Truly, my son and I couldn’t have asked for more. We are forever grateful for the positive result we had!

Aichata Coulibaly
June 12, 2021

Mr. Garrett was very professional and super understanding of everything. I was a worry cat but he assured me that he would take care of everything and he did in my domestic case! If you need a lawyer for anything, Mr. Garrett is the way to go!

Betty Meadows
June 7, 2020

James was courteous and professional during the duration of my case. He was prepared and knowledgeable about the issue at hand, and got the charges dismissed quickly. I would highly recommend this law group to anyone that needs an advocate.

Malkey Halpert
July 20, 2019

We called Garrett Law Group on a Sunday and they were about to resolve a court issue the very next morning for us! They were compassionate, responsive, and understood what we needed and how to get the outcome we wanted.

Ryan Brooks
August 7, 2019

He was my granddaughter’s GAL, he was thorough and did what he had to when it came to ensuring my granddaughter’s safety. If I had any other problems I would for sure contact him and retain him.

Tracie Bias
June 3, 2021

Highly recommend JD. He was extremely helpful to our family and couldn’t have made it through a very difficult situation without his guidance and amazing knowledge of the law. JD was extremely responsive to all of my emails and phone calls, even on a Sunday! HIGHLY RECOMMEND him & his law firm.

Denise Kopinski
October 7, 2019

Mr. Garrett explained the process for my child custody/visitation case thoroughly during my first phone call before I hired him. The case is settled now, with a wonderful outcome. He knows what to say and when to say it. His preparation, facts, and knowledge is superb. Billing is easy. Getting ahold of him is a breeze as well, and we communicate when I am not working, so he has flexibility with the time. Thank you Mr. Garrett. I’m really happy with him.

Max Ennis
June 7, 2019

Mr. Garrett did a great job working my husband’s visitation case. He was always prompt, very responsive, knowledgeable, friendly and professional. He will definitely put his best foot forward to fight for what you want. We would recommend him anyday of the week. Keep up the great work!

Jessica Sawyer
December 7, 2019

From start to finish Attorney JD Garrett was professional, very compassionate to what our family was dealing with. His fees were reasonable & fair, he listened attentively to our needs, was thorough explaining the process, was accessible even after hours about our concerns, and ALWAYS communicated with us during the entire process! Our family was in desperate need of an attorney who would fight for us & we are beyond grateful of the results. If your looking for an attorney who will work hard, than look no longer & hire an attorney who will get the job done! Attorney JD Garrett helped our family during a very tough time. Thanks for everything!!!!

Mrs Huds
January 7, 2021

Our office is located in Norfolk, VA. We serve clients who have matters in the Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Suffolk courts.

At Garrett Law Group, PLC we pride ourself in meeting your needs.


Accessible to you.

Our clients have direct access to their attorney through email, cell phone and text messages.


Available when you need it.

Our clients are able to contact their attorney anytime, day or night, and on weekends.

Reasonable Fees.

You worked hard for your money. We offer reasonable rates and flat fees, and we don't spend your money on needless tasks and expenses.


Security of your files and personal data.

Our client files and data are stored on military-grade, encryted servers.