During your separation and divorce, or your child custody and support dispute, Evolution is all those things for you – an experienced divorce lawyer who is right beside you as you walk through what can sometimes be a long and overwhelming process.
An accomplished Richmond divorce and family lawyer, Chris Macturk wanted to change how he priced his services in a way that offered a closer, transparent, and unfettered working relationship with his clients. Often hearing complaints about the uncertainties and anxieties presented by hourly billing, he decided to change his business model and open a firm offering Pre-Agreed Pricing. Evolution was born.
Chris has guided hundreds of individuals through separations, divorces and disputes over children and support. A Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Chris is also past President of both the Henrico County Bar Association and the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association. He is an active member of the Domestic Relations Section of the Virginia Bar Association and the City of Richmond Bar Association, having recently served as the chairperson of its Pro Bono Committee. Chris has also participated in many seminars and written a number of articles about family law.
Chris met his wife, Cynthia, while they both attended the University of Richmond. They have three sons and spend much of their time at Tuckahoe Little League – Go, Go Tuckahoe!
- Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, President (2012-2013)
- Henrico County Bar Association, President (2008-2009)
- Virginia Bar Association, Domestic Relations Section, Council Member (2015-Current)
- City of Richmond Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee Chair (2016)
- Collaborative Professionals of Richmond, Member
- Virginia Collaborative Professionals, Member
- International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
- City of Richmond Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee Member
- Henrico County Bar Association, Past Pro Bono Coordinator
- City of Richmond Bench Bar Committee, Past Member
You be the judge.
The Evolution Service Pledge
Evolution Divorce is committed to exceptional client service.
If I don’t provide a high-level of service – good enough to earn your referral to others – then I will provide you with the opportunity to adjust your final payment.
My wife of 17 years and I wanted a collaborative divorce. It was a big transition - she was a stay-at-home-mom and had to go back to work for the first time in years - and we had to create separate living situations and set everything up to be financially sustainable. Chris was great about keeping focused on our two kids and doing what was best for them. The collaborative process requires good communication and collaboration; without Chris, the process would not have worked. He is particularly strong at managing the emotions of everyone involved and served as a sounding board and voice of reason when we hit roadblocks. It has worked out better than I expected, and Chris’ guidance and professionalism is a huge part of that. I am now in a much better place, my kids are healthy and adjusting, and we are able to move on because of the work he did. I will be forever grateful for making such a good choice to hire Chris during this process. I don't wish anyone to go through it, but if you must I highly recommend hiring Chris if you can.
By having pricing established up front, Chris really helped me focus on getting through the case and not concerning myself with surprise fees. Most of my work with Chris was virtual; I live on the West Coast, he's in Virginia, but it didn’t matter - he is incredibly responsive over email, text and phone. When we did meet in person, he was everything I expected. He’s a people person. Communication is so important in these kinds of cases; some lawyers get so swamped and don't have time, but he puts in the effort and makes time to call you back and respond.
My situation was extremely difficult and complex. But from the moment I met Chris, he very clearly explained how everything would work and how he would approach my certain custody and divorce situation. He was so easy to work with and beyond that, just incredibly supportive. I was impressed by his communications; he was always prompt to respond at all hours through either phone or email. Chris is an extremely knowledgable, caring person and I would highly recommend him to others.
I was faced with a very delicate and personal situation. I believe that knowing the final costs before we started made it easier for me to think through each aspect and make sure all points were promptly addressed. I was able to focus on my situation and get through it without difficulty. Combined with Mr. Macturk’s knowledge and empathy, Evolution’s pre-agreed pricing made an unbearable situation tolerable and much easier to navigate.
Throughout it all, Chris remained approachable and understanding, especially when life was the toughest. He very much wanted to listen to what was going on and hear what I was feeling. Chris was genuinely concerned about not just the legal issues but also the personal issues I was dealing with as well as what my kids were dealing with. Going through this stuff is tough. I am glad Chris was with me during this difficult process.