ONE TEAM, WORKING FOR YOU

Composed of some of Richmond’s top family lawyers, DeBoerSouth is a firm dedicated to providing sound legal advice, clear guidance, and fierce representation. Our sole focus on family law means that a tenacious, well-respected team is firmly on your side.

DIVORCE

DIVORCE

The decision to end a relationship marks a crossroads in your life. We will help you navigate the complications that can arise when dealing with large estates, family businesses, and valuation of marital assets.

CUSTODY & VISITATION

CUSTODY & VISITATION

The focus of any custody or visitation dispute should remain on the well-being of the child. We work diligently to address all issues and to craft a schedule that is in the best interest of the children.

CHILD SUPPORT

CHILD SUPPORT

We focus on ensuring ongoing financial support for children involved in divorce agreements.

COMPLEX PROPERTY DISTRIBUTION

COMPLEX PROPERTY DISTRIBUTION

There can be a great deal of uncertainty about the future during a divorce. We strive to preserve your assets, sort out complex estates, and provide clarity in cases that are difficult to value.

MEDIATION AND SETTLEMENT

MEDIATION AND SETTLEMENT

The court setting can be an intimidating one for you and your family. We make every attempt to resolve issues amicably and creatively to fit your needs and address your concerns without the need to go to trial.

SPOUSAL SUPPORT

SPOUSAL SUPPORT

Establishing a fair spousal support arrangement is important. We will fight for your optimal outcome so you have the resources you need to move forward with your life.

SEPARATION

SEPARATION

Start the next phase of your life with confidence. We are here to provide much-needed peace of mind during the period of separation before the divorce becomes final.

RELOCATION ISSUES

RELOCATION ISSUES

Relocating a family can cause strain regarding visitation rights. We will fight to ensure your priorities are taken care of.

MODIFICATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF COURT ORDERS

MODIFICATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF COURT ORDERS

There are times when the circumstances surrounding your case may change. We can assist in modifying a court order for child custody, visitation, spousal support, or child support. We can also help enforce a court order when another party is not in compliance.

PRENUPTIAL AND POSTNUPTIAL PLANNING

PRENUPTIAL AND POSTNUPTIAL PLANNING

The many things to consider when getting married include the assets and property you bring with you. These kinds of contracts help offer peace of mind to both parties.

A TEAM OF FIGHTERS

DAWN DEBOER has more than 30 years of family law experience.  She truly enjoys helping people and guiding them through some of life’s toughest times. Ms. DeBoer fights for her clients with compassion and tenacity, and makes herself readily accessible to clients with prompt responsiveness. She strives to obtain optimal results for her clients without litigation but will fiercely represent their rights in court if needed, using her skills as a seasoned litigator and advocate.

Ms. DeBoer has been named among Virginia Business’ Legal Elite for more than 10 years and is proud to have been recognized as an outstanding attorney by SuperLawyers. She was appointed as a Commissioner in Chancery to assist local courts in overseeing certain matters, including divorce trials. She has presented numerous seminars to bar associations, paralegal associations, Certified Public Accountants and other professional groups. She is a member of the Domestic Relations Section of the Virginia State Bar and is the current Treasurer of the Metropolitan Richmond Family Law Bar Association. She was a member of the Board of Directors for the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society from 1994 to 2012.

Education
T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1986
James Madison University, Magna Cum Laude, 1983

Dawn DeBoer

DAWN DEBOER has more than 30 years of family law experience.  She truly enjoys helping people and guiding them through some of life’s toughest times. Ms. DeBoer fights for her clients with compassion and tenacity, and makes herself readily accessible to clients with prompt responsiveness. She strives to obtain optimal results for her clients without litigation but will fiercely represent their rights in court if needed, using her skills as a seasoned litigator and advocate.

Ms. DeBoer has been named among Virginia Business’ Legal Elite for more than 10 years and is proud to have been recognized as an outstanding attorney by SuperLawyers. She was appointed as a Commissioner in Chancery to assist local courts in overseeing certain matters, including divorce trials. She has presented numerous seminars to bar associations, paralegal associations, Certified Public Accountants and other professional groups. She is a member of the Domestic Relations Section of the Virginia State Bar and is the current Treasurer of the Metropolitan Richmond Family Law Bar Association. She was a member of the Board of Directors for the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society from 1994 to 2012.

Education
T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1986
James Madison University, Magna Cum Laude, 1983

Dawn South has been practicing law since 2009 and has concentrated her practice solely in the area of family law. She is a tenacious litigator who uses thorough preparation, her trial advocacy skills and experience to represent the needs of her clients. She prefers to work for and help individuals and families as opposed to businesses and corporations, which is why she was drawn to the practice of family law. Ms. South is known for responsiveness to her clients and being a tough litigator. She finds satisfaction in helping people take back control of their lives in tough situations. Consideration and preparation are at the forefront of her work. She has previously worked with Bremner, Janus & Stone; Martin, Ingles & Hensley; and Deanna D. Cook, P.C. She is proud to volunteer with Comfort Zone Camp.

Ms. South was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2009 (member, Domestic Relations Section). She is also a member of the City of Richmond Bar Association and the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association. She has served on the Domestic Relations Section of the Richmond Bench Bar Conference and is the 2019 Co-chair of the Richmond Bench Bar Conference.

Education:
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2009
William & Mary School of Law, Visiting third-year student, 2008-2009
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2006

Dawn South has been practicing law since 2009 and has concentrated her practice solely in the area of family law. She is a tenacious litigator who uses thorough preparation, her trial advocacy skills and experience to represent the needs of her clients. She prefers to work for and help individuals and families as opposed to businesses and corporations, which is why she was drawn to the practice of family law. Ms. South is known for responsiveness to her clients and being a tough litigator. She finds satisfaction in helping people take back control of their lives in tough situations. Consideration and preparation are at the forefront of her work. She has previously worked with Bremner, Janus & Stone; Martin, Ingles & Hensley; and Deanna D. Cook, P.C. She is proud to volunteer with Comfort Zone Camp.

Ms. South was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2009 (member, Domestic Relations Section). She is also a member of the City of Richmond Bar Association and the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association. She has served on the Domestic Relations Section of the Richmond Bench Bar Conference and is the 2019 Co-chair of the Richmond Bench Bar Conference.

Education:
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2009
William & Mary School of Law, Visiting third-year student, 2008-2009
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2006

Dawn South

CHOOSING OUR FIRM

We realize you are trying to protect the most important things in your life at a time that is full of uncertainty. Our team prides itself on how fiercely we advocate for our clients. DeBoerSouth will fight for your interests and strive for the best possible outcome for you and your family.

 

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Richmond, VA 23226