NORFOLK DIVORCE AND PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
ompassionate, Experienced Legal Representation In A Time Of Personal Crisis
When facing a divorce, personal injury claim or other legal situation, it is critical to know that your choice of legal representation has the experience to handle the legal aspects involved, as well as the compassion to understand you personally and respond to your needs.
At Goldblatt, Cohen & Legum, P.C., our Norfolk divorce and personal injury lawyers have been representing Virginia clients since 1927. We take pride in the responsive, effective legal representation we provide for our clients. We handle a range of divorce and family law matters that include:
-Child custody: Establishing legal and physical custody is of critical importance in a divorce. We can help you establish a custody arrangement that will meet your needs and remain in the best interests of the children.
-Child visitation: A variety of issues and complications can arise in the child visitation determination. We are categorically committed to assuring your rights and the best interest of your children.
-Property settlement agreements: Our attorneys represent clients from all backgrounds and all levels of financial means. We will protect your interests and help you establish a favorable property settlement agreement.
-Support: Both child support and spousal support/alimony need to be handled with great care in a divorce or separation. Our lawyers will work to obtain the best outcome possible in your support agreement.
Our law firm has the experience, skill and dedication to protect your rights either through aggressive negotiations or in the courtroom. We understand that child custody, child visitation, property settlement and support are of paramount importance to our clients in divorce proceedings. We take this commitment very seriously and vigorously work to attain what is best for our clients and their children.
We also represent military personnel in military divorces. Virginia has one of the largest concentrations of military bases in the entire country, including Norfolk Naval Base, Little Creek Amphibious Base and Oceana Naval Air base. Our attorneys work extensively with active duty military personnel throughout the area, and we have a wealth of experience handling military divorce matters.
In addition to our divorce and family law practice, we help clients obtain compensation for serious injuries suffered as a result of motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, work-related accidents, premises liability, product liability and other personal injury situations.
500 East Main Street, Suite 1501
Norfolk VA 23514
NORFOLK FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY
The Help You Need
When facing a divorce, you need to know that your legal team is there for you and that your attorney truly cares about the outcome of your case.
At Goldblatt, Cohen & Legum, P.C., you will find a Norfolk family law attorney with experience and a personal commitment to providing you with sound counsel and strategic, individually tailored representation. We represent people from all walks of life in all types of divorce-related legal issues. Attorneys from our firm have been representing Virginia clients since 1927.
We represent clients in divorce and legal separation matters involving:
-Child custody: In every divorce in which children are part of the picture, it is of the utmost importance to come up with an appropriate custody agreement that will work for both parents over the long term while protecting the interests of the children.
-Child visitation: In addition to child custody, a parenting plan usually involves a significant visitation component. Our law firm understands the weight of this issue and the enormous impact on both you and your child. We will negotiate an agreement that will be equitable to everyone involved, acceptable in the eyes of the court and drafted to protect the rights and interests of the children. If necessary, we will fight aggressively to assure these rights.
-Property settlement agreements: It is no simple task to divide debts and assets equitably in a way that both parties will accept. With decades of legal experience and an MBA, attorney Steven M. Legum has a sophisticated knowledge of the nuances and complications involved with the division of assets in divorce and separation in Virginia.
-Support issues: At Goldblatt, Cohen & Legum, P.C., we represent clients in child support and custody matters. Whether you are the spouse who will receive or pay support, we will work to obtain the best outcome possible in your case.
We also handle related family law matters, including paternity, divorce and custody modifications and enforcement, protective orders and other related issues.
Whenever possible, we work to resolve our clients' conflicts without having to litigate the issues. Through mediation and other forms of negotiation, we are often able to work out favorable arrangements efficiently and equitably. However, when settlement negotiations are not successful, we have decades of trial experience on our side. We will fight for your rights aggressively in the courtroom when necessary.
As a member of military facing divorce or other family matters, it is critical to work with an attorney who has experience handling the unique complications that arise in this context. We also have a wealth of experience handling all legal matters associated with military divorce.
Steven M. Legum has practiced law in the Norfolk and Hampton Roads area for over three decades. Early in his career Mr. Legum came to realize that clients are not just "cases" but are real people with real problems. These men and women need an advocate, someone who is on their side. Mr. Legum has filled that gap and lets his clients know that they are not alone. He zealously represents their interests.
Over the years, Mr. Legum has developed an expertise in every area of family law. He aggressively handles all matters related to the dissolution of a marriage, including child custody and visitation, child support and division of marital property. He focuses on results, helping his client resolve family law issues in ways that promote the best interests of the children while protecting his client's rights. He has also successfully represented many people who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents or who have suffered workplace injuries and who have made workers' compensation claims. Mr. Legum is both compassionate during a client's time of personal crisis and an aggressive advocate in court.
Mr. Legum is a graduate of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. (1972) and the University of Richmond, T.C. William School of Law (1975). He earned a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from Old Dominion University (1988). He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Trial Lawyers' Association.
Year Joined Firm
Areas of Practice
-Family Law - Divorce, Custody, Visitation, Child and Spousal Support, Property Settlement
-Personal Injury - Workers' Compensation
-50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
-District of Columbia, 1977
-U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1975
-U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1979
-Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1981
-University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
--J.D. - 1975
-Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
--M.B.A. - 1988
-George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia
--B.S. - 1972
--Major: Political Science
Professional Associations and Memberships
-Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, Member, 1975 - 2014
-Virginia State Bar, Member, 1975 - Present
-The District of Columbia Bar Association, Member, 1977 - Present
-Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 1975 - Present
-Phi Alpha Delta
University of Richmond
Year Joined Firm
Areas of Practice
-Personal Injury Practice
-40% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
-New York, 1952
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1957
-Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
--LL.B. - 1952
Professional Associations and Memberships
-Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee, 1984 - 1985
-Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, President, 1988 - 1990
-American Bar Association, Member
-Virginia State Bar, Member
-New York Trial Lawyers Association, Member
-Tidewater Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1969
-Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1983 - 1984
-Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Executive Council, 1984 - 1985
-American Association for Justice, Member
Past Employment Positions
-Lt., JAGC, 1953 - 1956
Brooklyn Law School