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Mahoney Richmond Founding Partner Joins Prestigious National Family Law Association

Attorney Andrew T. Richmond will be one of only 1,650 Fellows Nationwide

 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Mahoney Richmond Thurston, PLLC, is proud to announce that Founding Attorney Andrew T. Richmond has been accepted into the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). As one of its fellows, Mr. Richmond can tout being a part of a group that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.

Founded in 1962, AAML currently has more than 1650 Fellows in 50 states. Mr. Richmond will be only one of nine fellows in Hampton Roads.

“It truly is an honor to be an American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ fellow,” Mr. Richmond said. “It solidifies my commitment to representing my clients with honesty, integrity, and professionalism every step of the way.”

Academy fellows are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. These areas include divorce, annulment, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, child custody and visitation, business valuations, property valuations and division, alimony, and child support.

Mr. Richmond passed AAML’s stringent standards for entry that included exclusive practice in the matrimonial field. Other criteria include belonging to the bar for a minimum of 10 years, competently handling complex matrimonial law litigation as lead counsel and passing the AAML exam National Matrimonial Law Exam.

“To be represented by an AAML fellow is to be represented by a leading practitioner in the field of family law. The 1650 AAML Fellows across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill, and integrity. Academy fellows enjoy a reputation for professionalism, competence, and integrity,” says the AAML website.

Mr. Richmond adeptly resolves complex divorces involving the equitable distribution of complex assets, support and custody cases, through both contested litigation, negotiated agreements and the collaborative divorce process. Mr. Richmond was a Legal Elite Young Lawyer in 2012, 2014 and 2017 and 2014 and in 2015 in the Appellate Law category. He also has been on the Virginia Super Lawyers’ list 2018: Rising Stars five consecutive years, 2013-2017, and on the Best Lawyers® list for the first time in 2018. In 2014, he was named by Inside Business as one of the “Top Forty Under 40.” He has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He also is fellow with the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Four of Mahoney Richmond’s attorneys practice family law, which includes premarital and marital agreements, divorce, divorce with complex asset division, custody, visitation, non-parent rights, and adoption. Each attorney understands the need to balance knowledge and the complexities of the law with sensitivity in handling sensitive issues.