Barbara S. Picard is a family law attorney who has been practicing in the Richmond area for more than 35 years. Her practice focuses on family law, although she also has extensive experience in general civil litigation. Barbara is a proponent of all forms of alternative dispute resolution and she is an active participant in Richmond's thriving collaborative community, having been a founding member of Richmond's first collaborative practice group, Collaborative Professionals of Richmond. Barbara has been selected by her peers as a member of Virginia's Legal Elite for 2016.
Research has shown that divorce is one of the most stressful events that a person can experience.
My goal in every divorce case is to avoid litigation and to successfully negotiate the terms of a Property Settlement Agreement.
My emphasis will be to utilize resources other than litigation to make parenting decisions.
Child support and spousal support do not have much in common.