With more than 20 years’ experience, Evolution Divorce works with you to negotiate and draft separation agreements concerning your children, property, and support. Whether you need someone to aggressively pursue your rights and the best interests of your children in court or you’re interested in exploring a less contentious collaborative divorce, Evolution will help you develop a plan and see it through to completion.
EXPERIENCE YOU CAN COUNT ON
Founding attorney Christopher Macturk has helped hundreds of clients during his 20+ years of practicing family law. He's a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and past President of both the Henrico County Bar Association and the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association.
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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.
Christopher Macturk, Founding Attorney
The process of working with Chris was great. He was a tremendous help with my first divorce so naturally I thought of him, and in turn, Evolution Divorce, years later after realizing a shared attorney wouldn’t work as I started down the path of divorcing my second wife. Chris worked quickly to set up a fact-finding meeting and worked diligently to get my divorce through the courts and over the finish line. I loved his “pre-agreed pricing” approach, which, having done hourly billing in the past, helped put my mind at ease. The fact that I didn’t have to worry about any unexpected costs made a stressful situation much easier.
I was going through a really difficult experience, and a friend said I should talk to Chris - she said he was kind and understanding. I gave him a call, and he was certainly both. He was able to guide me step-by-step through my case and provided focus for me. My experience was so emotional and hard to wrap my head around, but he had seen everything I was going through before. Nothing threw him off; he was calm and clear-headed. He is good not only with legal advice, but he is a cheerleader and an advocate for you to get you through the process. It also helped that his pricing was clear, so that I didn’t have to worry about how much everything would cost. This may be his business, but you can tell he truly cares about his clients.
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.
My divorce was an extremely difficult experience, but Chris took time to walk me through various pathways we could take. He was also very present in our meetings, and was fully locked-in to our conversations. It was obvious that he has deep knowledge of both the law as well as the local legal scene, and how things work in the Richmond area. He was able to work very proactively with my ex-wife’s attorney. Chris really is just looking out for his clients’ best interest, and he does it without an ego. He’s a normal, down to earth guy.
I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t even know how to tell my story. But Chris made me feel very comfortable, he made amazing eye contact, and he wanted to hear the facts. My divorce was the most difficult problem I’d ever faced in my life, but he made me feel at ease. From the very beginning he set realistic goals, and explained the law in detail. What my divorce did for me was give me new life. I did not know it at the time, but it has been a wonderful transition for me. From beginning to end, Chris was there for me. Once I saw the light at the end of the tunnel, that light turned out to be so bright.