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2181 Upton Drive, Unit 418 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
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Virginia Beach Criminal Defense and Family Law Attorney

Based in Virginia Beach VA, Messman Law, PLC primarily represents clients in criminal defense, DUI/DWI, family law and divorce matters. Clients benefit from our experience and legal ability.

Messman Law has been helping clients achieve successful legal solutions for several years. No matter the situation, our attorney will take the time to clearly answer your questions and carefully explain your options so that we can advise you on the best course of action to meet your long-term goals.

We offer legal services for the following matters:

Family Law

  • Divorce - including contested divorce, uncontested divorce and military divorce
  • Child Custody & Visitation - including establishing parenting time schedules and establishing both legal and physical custody
  • Child Support - including explaining the Virginia child support guidelines
  • Division of Property - including explaining equitable distribution, properly classifying your assets and debts and valuation issues
  • Alimony / Spousal Support - including permanent alimony, temporary alimony and rehabilitative spousal support
  • Military Divorce - including representing servicemen and women, as well as their non-military spouses
  • Separation Agreements - helping build the foundation for an uncontested divorce
  • Estate Planning – including wills, powers of attorney and advanced medical directives.

Criminal Defense

  • Assault & Battery - including verbal, hazing, hate crimes and assault against law enforcement
  • Domestic Violence – Against a family member or household, these types of charges can not only be humiliating but also carry serious consequences
  • Drug Crimes - including drug trafficking, use and abuse
  • Murder & Manslaughter - including capital, 1st degree, 2nd degree, voluntary, involuntary and DUI
  • Property Crimes – such as burglary, larceny, theft, arson and vandalism
  • Sexual Crimes – including sodomy, indecent exposure, child pornography and rape
  • Traffic Violations – Including speeding tickets, reckless driving and other moving violations
  • DUI/DWI – Driving while intoxicated or under the influence penalties can carry hefty fines


Contact the Virginia Beach attorneys who aggressively protect your interests

To discuss your family law or criminal defense matter with an experienced Virginia Beach lawyer, please schedule a confidential consultation by calling our office or contacting us online. We have a convenient beach tower location and accept all major credit cards. Let us help you achieve your goals.