Tracey C. Hopper

609 East High Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902

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Phone:  (434) 220-4660

Fax:  (434) 220-4661

Property Division

At the time of marital separation and divorce you will need to determine how to divide property and debt. As we explain the law to you and how it might be applied in a courtroom, we also will work with you to determine your desired outcomes and how best to work towards achieving them.

Separation & Divorce

The Family Law Offices of Tracey C. Hopper, LLC, is dedicated to assisting clients who are in the midst of a marital separation or divorce. We meet with clients considering marital separation who wish to understand their rights under the law. We will assist you in evaluating both the legal and practical contexts of separation and divorce, providing compassionate legal advocacy at this important time of life.

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Premarital Agreements

Engaged couples often decide they wish to clearly express their intentions about how to share property and income during their marriage. We can assist you in developing a premarital agreement that represents your wishes in the context of beginning a new journey together as husband and wife.

Custody & Visitation

At the time of marital separation the most important issue that clients most often face concerns their children. We will assist you in understanding the law and the options available to you for determining the best custody and visitation arrangement for your children and family at the time of divorce and afterwards. While we have extensive experience with contested custody and visitation litigation, we are also accomplished in assisting parents negotiate positive outcomes for their children and family while reducing disruption and cost.


Mediation is a process for resolving conflict and creating agreements. The parties meet together on neutral ground with a trained, impartial facilitator who guides the parties through a process of:

  • Listening and Information Sharing
  • Identifying the Issues
  • Generating Options (Brainstorming)
  • Resolution/Agreement

Child & Spousal Support

We will assist you in evaluating your financial concerns related to sustaining you and your family at the times of marital separation, divorce and thereafter. The law and its interpretations will be clearly explained to you, as we assess your financial needs and the options for resolving financial disputes.

Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law is a legal process which enables couples who have decided to separate or end their marriage to work with their lawyers, and on occasion, other family professionals in order to avoid the uncertain outcome of court and to achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs of both parties and their children without the underlying threat of contested litigation. The keystones of collaborative law are:

  • A pledge not to go to court
  • An honest exchange of information by both spouses
  • A process controlled by the clients instead of the court​
  • A solution that takes into account the needs, interests and highest priorities of spouses and their children.

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