“A person facing divorce may struggle with legal, financial, and personal concerns. Working with the right attorney can help alleviate the stress of navigating the legal system and allow the client to focus on maintaining stability for the children, healing emotionally, and planning for the future,” says Melanie Friend, who, along with colleague, Katherine Gray, will provide a brief overview of divorce procedures in Virginia and answer questions pertaining to child custody and visitation, property settlement, spousal support and child support.
The $25 registration fee includes lunch. Space at this event is limited, so attendees are required to pre-register by calling (804) 330-8900, Ext 333, before 5 p.m. on Wednesday October 24th. Payment options include check and credit card. More information is available at www.CowanGates.com.
Melanie Friend, a partner at CowanGates, focuses her practice on divorce, alimony, child custody and visitation, adoption and prenuptial agreements. She is qualified as a Guardian Ad Litem for children. Melanie joined CowanGates in 2007 after completing a clerkship for the Honorable Timothy E. Meredith, of the Top Lawyers Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Melanie obtained her law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, where she was a member of the Moot Court Team and earned Honors for excellence in research, writing and client relations.
Katherine G. Gray, an associate with CowanGates, is a member of the firm’s Family Law Team. Her practice focuses on divorce, child custody and visitation, adoption and prenuptial agreements. Katherine is a certified Guardian Ad Litem for children and for incapacitated adults. In 2004, Katherine graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, where she served on the William & Mary Law Review and was a member of the executive board of the Public Service Fund.
CowanGates is a full service law firm located in Chesterfield, Virginia, practicing personal injury, civil and criminal litigation, estate planning and taxation, family law, employment law, real estate law, and business and corporate law. The firm’s 12-member attorney team is experienced in serving litigation and business needs of individuals and small and large businesses.