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Debra C. Albiston

Debra Albiston

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Practice Areas:
Family Law


Supreme Court of Virginia, 1983

U.S. District Court; Eastern District of Virginia, 1984

Law School:
William & Mary Law School; J.D., 1983

George Mason University; B.A., 1980

American Bar Association; Family Law Section, Virginia State Bar; Family Law Section, Virginia State Bar; Domestic Relations Section, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association, Virginia Beach Bar Association


Compassion and Experience will be on your side.

Debbie has over 37 years experience handling all aspects of family law. Her practice areas include Contested and Uncontested Divorces, Spousal Support, Child Custody, Visitation and Support, Separation Agreements, Equitable Distribution of Property, Division of Retirement, Pensions and Profit Sharing Plans, Business Valuation and Division, Post-Divorce Issues, Pre-marital Agreements and Marital Agreements. She practices in the Circuit Courts and the J & DR courts throughout Hampton Roads. She has handled appeals in both the Virginia Court of Appeals and Virginia Supreme Court. She understands how difficult a family law matter can be and she is committed to her clients and to reaching the best possible result for her client’s situation. She strives to resolve all cases amicably but is prepared for those that require litigation. She will be responsive to your needs and ensure that you receive the best representation until the conclusion of your matter.

Norfolk Family Law “Lawyer of the Year”; Best Lawyers in America, 2021, Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2021, Virginia Super Lawyers; Law & Politics, 2007-2009, 2011, 2013, 2015-2021, Virginia’s Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine, 2004-2006, 2008-2020, Top Lawyers; CoVaBIZ Magazine, 2017-2021, AV® Rated; Martindale-Hubbell

  • Contested and Uncontested Divorces 
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Custody, Visitation and Support
  • Separation Agreements
  • Equitable Distribution of Property
  • Division of Retirement, Pensions and Profit Sharing PLans
  • Business Valuation and Division
  • Personal and Real Property Division
  • Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) Actions
  • Post-Divorce Issues
  • Pre-marital Agreements/Marital Agreements