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Wayne E. Holcomb

Wayne E. Holcomb

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  • Virginia
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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
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
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
- Current
Super Lawyers
"Rising Star"
- Current
Trial Masters
Lifelong Member
- Current
American Academy of Trial Attorneys
Premier 100 Virgina
- Current
Poquoson City School Board
Member
- Current
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
National College for DUI Defense
Member
- Current
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
Member
- Current
Court Appointed Special Advocates Newport News (CASA)
Board President
- Current
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
Newport News Bar Association
Member
- Current
York/Poquoson Bar Association
Member
- Current
Virginia State Bar
Attorney
- Current
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
28 Questions Answered

Q. What are my rights if I am in jail and my wife is trying to divorce me?
A: While you are incarcerated, you can always work through family or friends to hire Counsel so that your rights and interests are protected even though you are not able to personally go to your lawyer's office. This is the best plan; your lawyer will come to you. If you are unable to do that however, the Court will appoint a Guardian ad Litem to represent you since, while you are incarcerated, you are considered "incapacitated," in that you are not able to adequately protect yourself. Aside from these complications, your divorce process could be somewhat normal: you can still cooperate with the process or push back, and you can protect your portion of marital assets for example. Our best to you during what must be a very difficult time.
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.
Q. If my name is not on my husbands checking account, can I get into legal trouble by taking half of the money out as mine?
A: Given your facts, it is my opinion, yes, you can withdraw 50 percent of the account if you feel you must leave. There is certainly no criminal activity in your intent; you have actually told him your intent. My sincere advice is to get with a local family law attorney soonest. Often time really makes a difference in how these cases play out; for example, who files what first can actually be and advantage. Our best to you, and here's to your strength. Hang in there.
Q. I’m a 64 y/o woman who separated from my husband in December 2015 after 20 yrs of marriage.
A: Good morning. We are sorry to hear what you are going through. Please give our office a call at 757-656-1000 and Tracy will discuss scheduling an appointment for you to meet with one of our attorneys. Holcomb Law, P.C.
Q. can husband give money to girlfriend to buy house / not legal separated or divorced?
A: Well, he can I suppose, but he's using marital money to do it, and he'll have to account for your portion of that money at some point in your divorce. In theory, I suppose you are now part owner of this new house. The loss of the marital home you live in is also a problem; the court would likely call that "waste" and also make your husband make an accounting of that intentional loss of value to your estate. There's too much information you need to know in this limited forum. You absolutely must hire Counsel soonest to help stop the waste and get a handle on the estate, with a Court's help likely, before it's all gone. Our best to you.
Q. Can you get the divorce, which we are both consenting to, and then deal with E.D. after since one is contesting E.D.?
A: In short, yes. But is no one's contesting equitable distribution, why not just wrap it up at the same time? I am assuming that a hearing will not be necessary for the distribution, so it's not difficult for your Counsel to deal with both at the same time. I say all this without knowledge of your specific facts however. I recommend contacting a local family lawyer soonest, and getting into the details. 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. Do I have a winning case as the mother to keep my ex-husband’s girlfriend away from my child, due to her harassment?
A: You can try to involve the police again to see if her harassment rises to the level of a criminal charge. I am not sure if it will, but it's a place to start. As to the custody issues here, this situation might be enough of a problem to address whether or not your daughter should be around the girlfriend unsupervised at all. If her father won't deal with the problem, I might advise getting the professionals involved. I might be time for a Motion to amend custody or visitation to protect your daughter's best interest and welfare frankly. Talk to a local family lawyer immediately is my advice.
Q. Can my ex-husband's wife represent/otherwise speak for him in matters of our divorce, PSA, or child custody issues?
A: Interesting question. I am picking up that you are "fully divorced" since she's a subsequent wife. She would need to be a party to the discussion/dispute to have a say in these matters, and most likely she is not--since the issues pertain to a past marriage and your current minor children together. That said, sometimes spouses can help with communication I suppose. (Most of the time though, they are not helpful at all.) The PSA preceded his next marriage presumably, and the children of course belong to you and your ex-husband. I think it is appropriate and reasonable to demand that your ex-husband communicate with you directly--unless the wife can help you and your children! If so, then maybe her talking is OK. Our best to you and your family.
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