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.
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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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Christopher Macturk, Founding Attorney
I originally contacted Chris when I was going through a divorce. Chris and his team were very understanding and reassuring during that difficult time. Chris is very genuine and knowledgeable, and he is definitely an expert in his line of business. The Evolution team was considerate and patient during the process. I felt confident after talking with Chris that he understood my wants, and he made sure that I knew all angles of the case. He kept me updated when situations would occur and was prompt to respond to emails and texts. Even with his super-busy schedule, he made himself available, and I really felt taken care of. Chris’ pre-agreed pricing was a big reason I called him. I wanted upfront pricing — no nickel and diming. Chris’ patience and experience with other cases like mine was comforting to me. I am so relieved that I reached out to his team. I was stressed and emotional at our first meeting. Chris quickly put me at ease and was able to walk me through the process. His patience, kindness and expertise gave me the reassurance I needed.
I originally contacted Chris to see if I could get a divorce via publication. She was overseas, so my divorce had international implications, and it later became a contested divorce. The pre-agreed pricing was appealing because divorce is already a stressful matter and, as a client, I’d prefer not to be watching the clock when I’m talking or emailing with my attorney. Chris and his team shined because mine was not a standard divorce and required some research with international aspects.
I contacted Chris to understand the process of a non-contested divorce. He met with me twice at no charge to gather information and help me understand the process, which he did expertly. He explained technical legal jargon clearly and answered all of my questions patiently. I felt confident and comfortable moving forward with the divorce through Evolution because of how well I was treated and how much I felt valued. I also interacted with several other members of Chris' team throughout this process and everyone was friendly, communicative, punctual with responses and paperwork, and extremely helpful overall. They really helped alleviate a lot of the stress and anxiety that can come with going through something like this.Now, for his Pre-Agreed Pricing: All my life, I've heard horror stories of exorbitant legal fees creating financial crises in people's lives. Knowing I wouldn't be nickel-and-dimed was appealing because I could budget and predict my finances around this process instead of being hit with unexpected expenses and fees. Also, I was astounded just how much time and work was covered under one pre-agreed price. I honest and truly felt that I got much more than my money's worth.Evolution achieved the results I wanted, and even when the courts played their bureaucratic games with us and delayed the process several times (outside of Evolution's control), I unwaveringly felt that Chris and his team were dedicated to making sure that they saw this process through in as timely a manner as possible. They communicated clearly and consistently every time a legal challenge would present itself.
I wanted to get a no-fault divorce from an out-of-state spouse. I came across Chris through a search on Google. I had talked to about 7 or 8 lawyers already and was losing hope when Chris called to do our consultation. I explained my situation and he provided me with details on the process and how he and his team work. He explained that I needed a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL), an investigator who would advocate for my spouse and make recommendations to the court. Chris recommended someone who was great. The entire process was done virtually. Chris and his team called and emailed me all updates and next steps. Any time I reached out to them the response was quick.Evolution's pre-agreed pricing approach was wonderful for me. I had a budget and I knew my case was fairly simple. Knowing exactly what you're going to pay up front takes some stress out the equation. You also don't feel cheated by that hourly rate when you know your case is open and shut.I reached the desired results and it all happened within the time frame that Chris quoted me, even during a pandemic. We started the process in August and everything was finalized in October — that's with working with a GAL and an out-of-state spouse. If everything was local I believe it would've been even quicker.Chris and his team were professional and efficient from the beginning. They did all the communication with the GAL and the entire process was painless. I literally filed some forms, wrote a couple checks, signed a couple documents and everything else was taken care of by them. They have a client for life if I ever need assistance in the future. Highly recommend!
When the trust in his marriage was broken, Collin knew he needed a divorce attorney, but didn’t know anything about the process. So he turned to the only place he knew where to get one: Google.A quick search, aided by reviews from those who have been through a divorce, led him to Chris Macturk and Evolution. “He is a caring professional and accessible, considerate, and measured in his advice,” Collin says. “He was also very sensitive to whether I wanted to initiate a divorce, or try to work things out. I didn’t feel pressure to move forward and felt I could make my own choice.” As the couple had no children, Chris was able to create a Property Settlement Agreement (PSA) for Collin. The PSA divided up property, debt, and other assets between the separated couple in a process that took six months. “The document met my needs and I was satisfied with how it turned out,” Collin says. “We achieved an ideal outcome.” Evolution’s pre-agreed pricing approach was also a plus, he notes. “There are so many other things you’re worried and stressed about, so knowing what you will pay is extremely helpful,” he said. “The price was quite fair.” And his advice to others facing a similar situation? “Practice forgiveness.”
Like some people seeking a divorce, Bill tried to self-file and handle the process himself. But a few small errors delayed his case by several months, which later cost him thousands in monthly expenses. After giving up trying to do it on his own, a quick Google search led him to Evolution.At the initial meeting, founding attorney Chris Macturk reviewed Bill's documents from the self-filing attempts. "He was straightforward and explained the process in plain terms," Bill says. He was also relieved to hear Evolution charges a fixed fee. "I've always been wary of hourly rates," he says, “so Chris’ pricing gave me peace of mind.”By Bill's estimates, had he reached out to Chris and the Evolution team first as opposed to self-filing, he would have saved thousands in additional monthly obligations as required by the settlement agreement. “I highly recommend going the Evolution route,” he says.
Chris was kind and understanding, and a great listener. He gave me the time to tell my story before he gave his thoughts. He offered his professional opinion about how to move forward as efficiently and thoughtfully as possible, but made sure I knew the decision was ultimately up to me. His pre-agreed pricing approach was great — I was happy to be able to just pay and move on, which made the process that much easier. Parking at his office was also very convenient. It made it easy to pop in and out for a visit. Overall, I had a great experience working with Chris! The process was seamless from start to finish.
Chris and his team were very professional, thorough and caring throughout the entire process as well as efficient and timely. I receive personalized attention from Chris and his team at every touch point. I also really liked the pre-agreed pricing approach — I knew exactly what the total cost was going to be, and it was very fair.
Chris was there to listen to my needs from day one. Although I knew he had other clients, he never made me feel like I was waiting in line. He was responsive, thorough, and was willing to talk things through (a lot). He asked me great questions that made me think my decisions through, although he never tried to persuade me one way or another. I wasn’t sure about the pre-agreed pricing approach at first, but after seeing how tiny things can add up, I’m so glad I did it this way. In the end, my result was exactly what I wanted and needed, and it was thanks to Chris and his awesome work.
Chris was great at explaining the ins and outs, and answering any questions I had. He also gave me his email and phone number so I could text or call him with any questions I thought of outside of our meetings. His hands-on and collaborative approach gave me the best possible outcome for my situation — and part of that was because of his pre-agreed pricing approach. You never know what to expect in these circumstances, so expenses have the potential to add up. Thankfully, mine did not. With Chris, I had one price and knew it wasn’t going to change, which made a stressful situation a little easier to handle.
Chris met me on one of the worst days of my life. He was so caring and compassionate that day and continued to be that way throughout the whole process. He kept me informed, was easy to get in contact with, and made me feel like my son and I’s future mattered. The set pricing was a major bonus as well! Overall, it was a sad, frustrating rollercoaster ride that I never want to get on again — but I’m glad I walked into his office that day, and had him by my side fighting for what was right.
Chris was exceptional, to say the least. He was personable, kind and able give his honest opinion without sounding too harsh or superficially nice. Before getting to know my case, Chris made getting to know me as a person his first priority, which I appreciated. He had the best outcome in mind for my entire family, especially the long term interests of my children— but made it clear that at the end of the day, he was ultimately on my side. And as for the pre-agreed pricing approach— I had no idea what to expect, but it turned out to be an added bonus that saved me stress and money. I took a leap of faith and put my trust in Chris— and I’m so glad I did.
Working with Chris was great! He’s personable, competent, and made everything so, so easy. I came to Chris for a pre-nuptial agreement, which was more of a celebratory process—Chris genuinely shared my joy, and it made all the difference. He was extremely thorough in translating the legal jargon so that I understood everything that was going on. Chris was great about giving and explaining every option—both the pros and the cons— and gave his opinion, but never pushed. I loved the pre-agreed pricing approach that he gave me— I knew exactly what to expect at the end of this process, which was helpful since there was a wedding in the works, too. All in all, Chris was a great lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone I know.
My experience working with Chris was fantastic. He was there for me through the entirety of the divorce and I could reach him whenever I needed him. He helped me to fully understand everything that goes into the process of something like this and during times when I needed extra help, Chris was there for me and gave me sound advice. I cannot express how helpful his personal attention and excellent assistance was to me. And his pre-approved pricing plan was just icing on the cake! His pricing provided clarity and made my time of need hassle-free. In a situation where court fees can get out of hand, his stability was refreshing. I knew exactly what to expect with him. And that reliability made all the difference.
I have been Chris’s client before he started his own firm. I reached out to him again because my current case was related to my previous. Chris reviewed my cases thoroughly, both previous and current, and researched carefully to find the best solution for me. The process was seamless. Chris was courteous and friendly, was always willing to do more research upon my request, and gave me helpful advice and guidance. He never pressured me into any decision. I found Chris’ pre-agreed pricing approach fair and uncomplicated. It put my mind at ease knowing that I could correspond with Chris whenever I needed him without feeling as if a clock was running, especially since my case ended up taking longer than expected. Chris respected my thoughts and opinions which shows that he truly cares about his clients’ well being.
Chris was always in my corner. Working with him was a collaborative process, where he took the time to sit down, actually listen to my situation, and understand what I wanted to accomplish. He was great about contacting me regularly and keeping me up to date with any new information that arose. He was excellent about knowing what I wanted—when it came to my child custody case, I wanted advice from the rest of my family members because I value their opinion. Chris was intent on primarily listening to me and making sure my family members didn’t overpower me. The pre-agreed pricing approach to me, was genius. A set price while getting the job done made things so much easier. We thought that our case would take longer, but since it was quicker than anticipated, Chris even lowered my pre-agreed price. If there’s anything I love more than the pre-agreed pricing approach, it’s the fact that Chris lowered it!
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.