Kellam T. Parks

Kellam T. Parks

Parks Zeigler, PLLC
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Virginia
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Biography

Kellam Parks is a managing partner at Parks Zeigler, PLLC – Attorneys at Law, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Kellam focuses his practice on family law, cybersecurity and data privacy, credit report disputes, and civil litigation. He is active with the Virginia State Bar, most recently chairing the Special Committee on Technology and the Future Practice of Law. He is also active with both the Virginia Beach Bar Association, where he serves on the Circuit Court Liaison Committee and the Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar Association, where he serves on the Executive Committee. Kellam also participates in the mentorship programs for both associations, believing it is important to share what he has learned over the years with newer attorneys. Kellam is also an active member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

Kellam is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble and has earned a 10.0 rating by AVVO. Kellam has also been recognized by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Top Lawyers, and Legal Elite. Kellam is an active faculty member and author for Virginia CLE and speaks extensively across Virginia on the subjects of the ethical implications of technology and the practice of law, cybersecurity and the prevention of data breaches in the legal industry, and the management and marketing of law practices.

Kellam graduated with a B.A. in philosophy, with honors, from St. Andrews University in North Carolina before receiving his JD from Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony
    Family Law
    Child Custody, Father's Rights, Same Sex Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Credit Reporting Fraud/Errors
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Privacy
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, Discover
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Parks Zeigler, PLLC
- Current
Education
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
J.D. (1999)
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William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law Logo
St. Andrews Presbyterian College
B.A. | Philosophy, and a triple minor of politics, psychology, and law.
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Awards
Top Lawyer
Coastal Virginia Magazine
Best Lawyers - Commericial Litigation, Family Law
Best Lawyers in America
Marketer of the Year
Great Legal Marketing
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Consumer Law
Legal Elite
Virginia Business
Civil Litigation
Top Lawyers
Coastal Virginia COVA
Civil Trial
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America
Civil Litigation, Family Law
Avvo 10.0 Rating
Avvo
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Consumer Law
Legal Elite
Virginia Business
Civil Litigation
Top Lawyers
Coastal Virginia COVA
Civil Trial
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Avvo 10.0 Rating
Avvo
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Legal Elite
Virginia Business
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Top Lawyers
Coastal Virginia COVA
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Legal Elite
Virginia Business
Legal Elite
Virginia Business
Top Lawyers
Coastal Virginia COVA
AV Rated
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar Association
Member
Current
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Virginia Beach Bar Assocaition
Member
Current
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Virginia State Bar
Current
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Virginia State Bar
Vice-Chair Special Committee on the Future of Law Practice
- Current
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Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
Executive Committee Member
- Current
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Virginia State Bar
Chair of Special Committee on the Technology and Practice of Law
- Current
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Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
Mentor Program
- Current
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Virginia State Bar
Special Committee on Technology and the Practice of Law
- Current
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Virginia Beach Bar Association
Mentor Program
- Current
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Virginia Beach Bar Association
Circuit Court Liaison Committee
- Current
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Virginia State Bar
Study Committee on the Future of Law Practice (Vice Chair)
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Virginia State Bar
Co-Chair Special Committee on the Technology and Practice of Law
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Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
Professionalism Committee Chair
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Duty, Deployment, Divorce: The Family Law Guide for Military Members and Their Dependents
Parks Zeigler, PLLc
Lawyer Advertising After July 1, 2017: Changes to Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct
Virginia Lawyer (Virginia State Bar)
No Reason to be Anti-Social(Media): What to Know and How to Act
Virginia Lawyer (Virginia State Bar)
The Modern Law Office in 2014
The Journal (Virginia Trial Lawyers Association)
Are You Technologically Competent?
Virginia Lawyer (Virginia State Bar)
iPad for Trial Lawyers: How to Prepare for Trial and Make Your Case
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Identity Theft and the Fair Credit Reporting Act: A Primer for Attorneys
Virginia Lawyer (Virginia State Bar)
How To Take Back Your Life After Identity Theft
The Journal (Virginia Trial Lawyers Association)
Protecting the Fetus: The Criminalization of Prenatal Drug Use
William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law
Speaking Engagements
The Ethics of Cybersecurity: Practical and Budget-Friendly Tips for Lawyers, 2019 Virginia Beach Bar Association CLE
Virginia Beach Bar Association
Practicing Law in the Digital Age: Lawyers' Legal and Ethical Duties, 2019 Roanoke Federal Bar CLE
Advocacy in Thought, Word, and Deed, Legal Advocacy, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Your Roadmap to Ethical, Budget-Conscious, Secure Legal Tech -- and Digital Detoxing, Let's Talk Tech Seminar, Richmond, Virginia
Richmond Bar Association
What Lawyers Need to Know to Avoid Ethical Pitfalls, Practicing Law in the Digital Age, Norfolk, Virginia
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar ASsociation
No Reason to be Anti-Social (Media), Ethical Obligations Regarding Social Media, Charlottesville, Virginia
Virginia CLE
Technology, Data Privacy, and Ethics: Where Confidentiality and Privacy Intersect (Ethics), 23rd Annual Real Estate Seminar, Williamsburg, Virginia
Virginia CLE
Certifications
AV Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
10.0 Rating by Avvo
Avvo
Websites & Blogs
Website
Kellam T. Parks, Virginia Beach Lawyer
Blog
Cybersecurity Awareness Month Tips | Parks Zeigler, PLLC - Attorneys At Law
Blog
Parks Zeigler, PLLC – Attorneys At Law Blog
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. If a 18 year old and her two 13 year old siblings are in a abusive household with their mother
A: If there is no court ordered custody/visitation, then both parents have equal rights to the children and the two 13-yr. olds can live with their father. We also suggest that communication ensure and a petition for custody be filed (with a request for an expedited or even an emergency hearing if warranted) before a unilateral change. Ultimately, the Court will determine what is in the children’s “best interests” as to where they should live and what kind of visitation is had between the parents. If they are being abused, then proof would need to be shown to be factored in. This could be general evidence or could be therapy-related, or even forensically if warranted. This hypothetical situation is very complicated and warrants careful attention by competent counsel.
Q. So the EX filed an order to modify visitation there is no court date yet should I wait? Do I submit an answer?
A: If this is in Virginia and the motion to modify is in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, there is no answer to be filed. The courts generally set a first return date where the parties appear, often times a Guardian ad Litem is appointed for the child(ren), and a trial date is chosen. Sometimes the previous order is modified at that hearing pending the trial, but that is very factually specific. If it an usual situation where there is some filing in Circuit Court post-divorce (as most cases are remanded to the JDR), then a written answer 21 days after being served with a petition would be required.
Q. Can I freeze my husband's assets during our marriage? He always threaten to sell everything and our kids and I will have
A: This is a complicated question because, in Virginia, there is the concept of “Separate Property,” “Marital Property,” or “Hybrid Property.” Generally speaking, any property owned or debts owed before the marriage are the separate parties’, anything during the marriage is marital (and therefore each party has an interest, doesn’t matter who bought it or who incurred the debt, and “Hybrid” means the property is part of each of these. For example, if there is $50,000 in a bank account that was deposited entirely during the marriage, barring extra factors, that $50,000 is all marital and each party would have an interest. How much will go to each party will be up to the Court; however, because at least part of it will go to each, there is little risk in taking some of it and putting it in a separate account so can’t be depleted by the threatening spouse. This can get complicated and, as always, we suggest speaking with competent legal counsel as to the best course.
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Parks Zeigler, PLLC
Virginia Beach Office
4768 Euclid Road
Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3810
Toll-Free: (888) 691-9319
Telephone: (757) 453-7744
Fax: (757) 453-7578
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Parks Zeigler, PLLC
Chesapeake Office
501 Cedar Road
Suite 2A
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Telephone: (757) 312-0211
Fax: (757) 453-7578
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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