Wayne E. Holcomb

Wayne E. Holcomb

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Let me be the first to welcome you to Holcomb Law. Our firm is devoted to public outreach and education about the legal system, and I have written several articles and e-books on a variety of topics, including divorce, child custody, mediation, reckless driving, DUI defense, criminal defense and expungement of criminal records. We will provide this information to you, free of charge. Contact us any time to schedule your initial strategy meeting with one of our experienced attorneys. You might not be happy now, probably not, but I can almost guarantee that you will be happy with your Counsel here. - You Matter Here.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • DUI & DWI
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Area
  • Reckless Driving Defense
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diners, Debit Cards.
  • Contingent Fees
    In certain types of cases, we will work on a contingency basis.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    In certain circumstances, we will agree to work for you on a flat fee basis. Ask us to explain this new approach to legal representation. It may work for you. We have partnered with a well-established local finance company who will discuss with you financing your lawsuit or defense for an affordable monthly payment. This has proven to be a very valuable tool for clients.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
HOLCOMB LAW, P.C.
- Current
Managing Partner
Holcomb & Carmines, P.C.
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Founder
Poquoson Law Group, P.C.
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Associate Attorney
Pender & Coward, P.C.
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Pilot, Legal Officer
U.S. Navy
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Education
Regent University School of Law
J.D. (2008) | Litigation
- present
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Old Dominion University
MBA (2001) | Business Admin/Dispute Resolution
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Oral Roberts University
B.A. | Literature
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Baker University
Pre-medicine
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Legal Elite
Virginia Business Magazine
Best of Family Law, Criminal Law, Mediation - Peninsula
2017 Daily Press Choice Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Family Law and Criminal Defense
2016 Daily Press Choice Awards
Client Satisfaction Award--2nd Consecutive Year
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Client Satisfaction Award
American Institute of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Lifetime Member
Trial Masters
Family Law and Criminal Defense
2015 Daily Press People's Choice Awards.
Premier 100 in Virginia
American Academy of Trial Lawyers
Family Law Book Award Class of 2008
Regent University School of Law
Hampton Roads Military Volunteer of the Year
VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads
Meritorious Service Medal
U.S. Navy
Three Navy Commendation Medals
U.S. Navy
Professional Associations
Regent University
Adjunct Professor
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Super Lawyers
"Rising Star"
- Current
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Trial Masters
Lifelong Member
- Current
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American Academy of Trial Attorneys
Premier 100 Virgina
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Poquoson City School Board
Member
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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National College for DUI Defense
Member
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American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
Member
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Court Appointed Special Advocates Newport News (CASA)
Board President
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Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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Newport News Bar Association
Member
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York/Poquoson Bar Association
Member
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Virginia State Bar
Attorney
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York/Poquoson Bar Association
President
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Kiwanis, Poquoson Chapter
Member
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Conflict Resolution Center, Norfolk, Virginia
Board Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Book: How Much Trouble Am I In Now?! (The Surprising Truth About Reckless Driving in Virginia)
Create Space Publishing
Child Custody 101: What Are My Rights As a Custodial Parent?
Expungement in Virginia: Why Do I Care?
Charged with a Crime in Virginia: What do I do Now?
1800criminaldefense.com
Top Five Reasons You Might Need a Family Law Attorney
The Five Essential Tips for Avoiding an Ugly Divorce
attorneyholcomb.com
Speaking Engagements
Challenges in Military Divorce, Mediation Training Bananza, Norfolk, VA
Conflict Resolution Center, Norfolk, Virginia
Training for non-attorney mediators in the peculiarities of military divorce.
Certifications
Virginia General Mediator--Certified 2004
Virginia Suprembe Court Program
Virginia Family Mediator--Certified 2004
Virginia Supreme Court Program
Virginia Mediator Mentor
Virginia Supreme Court Program
Websites & Blogs
Website
attorneyholcomb.com | Holcomb Law, P.C.
Blog
Blog | Holcomb Law, P.C.
Legal Answers
33 Questions Answered

Q. I got married abroad. When I immigrated to the U.S. in 1994, my wife did not come. Lost touch, can I get a divorce?
A: Very unusual and interesting question. The answer is yes, and we have worked through one of these before here in my firm. Would take too long to outline the process on this site. Contact a good family law firm, and they will be able to help. My best to you.
Q. In VA. Divorce- Complaint ent to def. by sheriff and was posted. Def. gave no response after 21 days...what do I do now?
A: If you have verification that the Complaint was served by the Sheriff, it is possible that the certificate of service from the Sheriff did not make it to the Judge's file? Or was there question about the address? There is also a general requirement to follow posted service with a mailing. Without more information, it is difficult to understand why the service wasn't accepted. That aside, you are allowed have the Complaint served again--this time perhaps by a private process server and served to the defendant personally. Our best to you.
Q. Is it possible to get a divorce case transferred from another state to Va? If so, would the court make that determinat?
A: Certainly if you agree, you can dismiss your divorce suit in another state and, in essence, move it to Virginia--to file after you have lived here for at least 6 months. Even if you both do not agree, in some cases, the party that started the suit, can dismiss it there and refile here in VA. The best move for you now is to contact a VA family law attorney and run the facts by him or her for a more specific recommendation. Our best to you.
Q. I'm 13 and want to live with my dad who lives down the street but my mom with full custody wont allow it....help?
A: Hello. We would need to talk to your father I suppose. This is probably your only option right now. Hang in there.
Q. I am married & want to start a business. What can I do to ensure that my wife has no claim on it IF there is a divorce.
A: About the only way to do that is to have a lawyer write up a Post-Nuptial Agreement for you that you and your wife both endorse. It is a lot like a Pre-Nupt, but after the marriage. If you were to use separate money, and keep it all separate, including the work, that might also work for your purpose, but then if there was a challenge during a divorce, you'd have to work to prove all that. The Post-Nupt would be the best path in my opinion.
Q. alimony payments end upon my ex-wife cohabitating after one year.
A: In short, no you cannot stop paying without a Court's involvement and a new Order. This existing Order remains in effect until a Court enters a contrary Order. You will likely have to prove that she is living with someone else for more than a year however, and at times, that's not as easy as it should be. Contact a local family law attorney for more specific advice.
Q. Do I have to be in contact with my child's mother? She has full custody and I longer wish to be in contact with either
A: You cannot be forced to stay in contact with your son, but that's likely not the best result for him or you. With the help of Counsel, you can most likely craft an agreement or an Order to have the exchanges with the mother in public places or with a witness present. Although this can cause problems in itself, most phones can video these days. Some very troubled relationships exchange their children at police stations to keep the drama and potential legal issues at bay. You can stay away if you want, but there are better options I believe. My advice is that you get in touch with a local family law attorney as soon as you can.
Q. I am needing to file for a divorce.
A: You will have to give him notice of the divorce filing of course. If we can find him, all the better, but if not, we can provide notice to him by what is called "Publication." That is an established procedure for exactly your type of situation. It involves publications out in California in his case. Contact a local family law attorney to get this process started. Our best to you.
Q. Can I file for emergency temporary full custody of my son?
A: You will need to talk to a North Carolina family law attorney to get this done, and I advise you do that quickly as time often matters in this type of determination. Our best to you.
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