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Welcome To The Hutchinson Law Center

We opened our doors in July of 2019 to offer legal counsel and guidance to people needing help with family law issues. We work with clients who are going through a divorce as well as dealing with the “what comes next” phase, from spousal support to child custody and visitation and other related issues.

The Hutchinson Law Center is also ready to guide you through the long, complex process of adopting a child or children. Whether you are adopting a first child, or interested in adding to your family, adoption is a rewarding experience that also requires patience. We can be your advocate from the start until the day you bring home your new family member.

We also offer notary services to our clients and others who have a need. Call our office at (757) 367-8888 or email us using our online contact us form and we will take care of you.

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Hope C. Hutchinson, Esquire

A family law attorney with a decade of experience is someone you want on your side in a divorce or other family law matter. Hope Hutchinson works with people who are going through a difficult period and need legal and professional guidance to get them through it. A graduate of Regent Law School in 2010, Hope’s tenure with two law firms inspired her to open her own practice with a family law focus. She continues to work with people who need her help and protect their rights and the rights of their children. 

Attorney Hope Hutchinson is the owner of Hutchinson Law Center in York County, Virginia. Hope has been practicing law for nearly a decade, focusing on family law issues, and handles all manner of family law cases, including:

  • Divorce
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Property Division and Debt
  • Domestic Violence
  • Marital and Prenuptial Agreements
  • Adoptions
  • Post-Divorce Actions

Post-divorce actions may include:

  • Modification Of Child And Spousal Support
  • Enforcements Of The Provisions Of The Final Decree And/Or Agreement
  • Preparation Of Retirement Orders
  • Modification Of Custody
  • Termination Of Support

In addition to these primary areas of law, Hope maintains a general law practice and her office offers notary public services.

Hope earned a BA in political science from Christopher Newport University in 2004, graduating cum laude as a member of the President’s Leadership Team. She went on to earn her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Regent School of Law in 2010, completing her degree in just 3.5 years.

After law school, Hope went to work with Kenneth B. Murov family law firm in Newport News, VA, where she worked with distinction for five years before moving on to Clancy & Walter, P.L.L.C.

While at Clancy & Walter, Hope guided families through the divorce process and helped people deal with the effects of domestic abuse. She also acted as guardian ad litem to protect the interests of individual children in similar situations. Hope decided to create her own family law center to continue family law work in the community. The Hutchinson Law Center opened on July 29, 2019, with the mission to continue helping people and their children through the difficulties of divorce and the aftermath.

Hope is a mother herself, both to her toddler daughter, and to her husband Dale’s teen daughter. As a believer in family values, Hope supports her family along with the father of her children. She also supports the families of those in need in her community by being both empathetic and a strong advocate. As someone who has lived here all her life, she knows the area, and more importantly, the people.

Hope has practiced in courts on the Peninsula and the South Side, including York County, Hampton, Newport News, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, Suffolk, Williamsburg, James City County, Middlesex, Matthews, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. She is a member of the Virginia Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Greater Peninsula Women’s Bar Association. Hope writes and presents Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses for other practicing attorneys.

If you need help with a divorce, child custody, adoption, or another related issue, contact family law attorney Hope Hutchinson today at (757) 367-8888 or email using the online contact form. Hope will be happy to speak with you and advise you on how she can help, and the best way to proceed.  


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Why should I trust the Hutchinson Law Office with my family law case?

    Hope Hutchinson has almost 10 years of experience handling cases just like yours. She is ready to help you through the difficult divorce process and the after-effects (i.e., child custody, support and visitation.)

    2. What type of cases does your law firm handle?

    We primarily handle family law cases, including divorce, child custody and visitation, spousal support, post-divorce actions such as modifications of custody and support orders, as well as adoption. We also maintain a general law practice for clients who need other services. To learn more about the kinds of cases we handle, see our practice area pages.

    3. How long will my Virginia divorce take?

    One party must be a resident of the state of Virginia for more than six months in order to file a divorce complaint. There are many factors that can affect the divorce process, such as the reasonableness of your spouse, and whether the issues are contested or uncontested.  However, you may proceed with finalizing a divorce after being separated for a period of one year or more.  In cases where there are no minor children and the parties have signed a property settlement agreement (also called a separation agreement), you can file for divorce after you have been separated for 6 months.

    4. Does Virginia have grounds for a fault divorce?

    Yes: willful desertion and abandonment, cruelty, and adultery are all fault grounds for divorce. However, proof of your fault claim will be required, and you should discuss this with an attorney when you are planning to file for a divorce.

    Don't underestimate the importance of a family law attorney
    you can trust to help and guide you through a difficult time.

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