Crouch & Crouch

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Firm Overview

Some typical family law matters the firm handles are: divorce; separation
agreements; collaborative law; child support; alimony/spousal support; child
custody; visitation; child abduction; enforcement; divorce-related land deeds;
pension division; premarital agreements; and stepparent adoptions.

Both of our attorneys have particular expertise in dealing with international
and inter-state cases; military families; international organization employees;
government employees; and especially State Department/Foreign Service employees.
In addition, Richard Crouch practices Legal Ethics and Legal Malpractice law,
acting in such cases as an attorney, an expert witness, and an advocate in
disciplinary hearings. John Crouch practices Collaborative Family Law, and also
does wills and estate planning.

Main Office

2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 950
Arlington  VA  22201

  • 703-528-6700
  • 703-522-9107

Richard Crouch

Richard Crouch

Graduated from Marshall-Wythe Law School at the College of William and Mary
in 1964.

Current activities/positions:

  • Editor, Virginia State Bar Family Law News

  • Neutral Case Evaluator, Fairfax Circuit Court

  • Virginia Reporter, American Bar Association "Family Law in the Fifty States"
    annual report

Former activities/positions:

  • Managing Editor, Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Family Law Reporter

  • Chair, Virginia State Bar 10th District Lawyer Disciplinary Committee

  • Captain, U. S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps

  • Co-Chair, American Bar Association Child Custody Committee

  • Member, American Bar Association Family Law Section Task Force on Federal

  • Member of several other state, local and nationwide bar committees

  • Key drafter of American Bar Association proposed ethics code for

  • Articles Editor, William and Mary Law Review


  • Interstate Custody Litigation

  • Family Law Checklists

  • The Legal Status of Homemakers in Virginia

  • Many articles

Member of:

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

  • International Society of Family Law

  • American Bar Association

  • National Lawyers Association

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

  • Arlington County Bar Association

  • Fairfax Bar County Association

  • Virginia State Bar

  • Federal bar for the Eastern District of Virginia; United States Supreme
    Court; Courts of Appeals for Fourth Circuit and District of Columbia; Court of
    Military Appeals.

John Crouch

Graduated from Marshall-Wythe Law School at the College of William and Mary
in 1995.

Current activities/positions:

  • Treasurer, Collaborative Family Law Society

  • Member of American Bar Association Family Law Section Committees on:
    International Law; Legislation; and Child Custody Pro Bono Project Advisory

  • Member of Task Force on Marriage

Former activities/positions:

  • Chaired committee that drafted American Bar Association Standards for Child
    Representation in Custody Cases

  • Chair, Arlington County Bar Association Family Law Section

  • Co-Chair, American Bar Association Child Custody Committee

  • Court-Appointed Special Advocate, Newport News Juvenile Court

  • American Bar Association Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education

  • Arlington County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee;
    Lawyer Referral Service Committee

  • Legal columnist and production editor for "Amicus Curiae" (a law school

  • Internships with: Staff Counsel, Virginia Court of Appeals; Public Defender,
    Loudoun and Fauquier Counties

  • National Park Ranger


  • "International Family Law", chapter in 2002 Family Law Update, Aspen Law
    & Business Publications

  • "The Child's Attorney", in ABA Family Advocate, 2004.

  • "Adoption in the 21st Century", in ABA Family Advocate, 2002.

  • "International Child Custody Litigation", in The Complete Lawyer, 1999.

  • Many other articles

Member of:

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

  • International Society of Family Law

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

  • National Lawyers Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Federalist Society

  • Arlington County Bar Association

  • Virginia State Bar

  • Virginia State Bar/Virginia Bar Association Joint Committee on Alternative
    Dispute Resolution

  • Federal bar for the Eastern District of Virginia

Articles Written

Separation in Virginia

Created On: 01/21/2009

Couples can separate in Virginia prior to obtaining a divorce.

Division of Marital Property in Virginia

Created On: 01/21/2009

Equitable Distribution of Property

The goal of Virginia's system of property division, known as "equitable distribution," is to divide divorcing couples’ marital assets equitably (fairly), giving due consideration to both their monetary and nonmonetary contributions to the acquisition of property and the marriage.