Van Smith focuses his practice on family law and estate planning, including divorce, custody and support matters. He is the sole owner of SMITH | STRONG, PLC, with offices in Richmond and Williamsburg, Virginia. Van’s family law practice resolves complex divorce, related tax and business issues, custody and support plans, property distribution, integrated solutions for wealth preservation and management post-separation, civil litigation, defense of juvenile and domestic relations court criminal matters, and estate planning. He also practices elder law, assisting families with planning effectively for nursing home costs. We recognize many of our family law clients are in deep emotional and financial upheaval, therefore, our first meeting is designed to bring comfort and to chart a way forward. Van provides personal attention to each client through skillful communication, agreeing upon a plan of action after listening carefully to the client’s unique situation and goals. Prior to forming SMITH | STRONG, PLC, Van worked under highly-regarded divorce and family law attorneys in Northern Virginia with the law firm Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White; and he began his legal career with Williams Mullen in Richmond, Virginia, practicing civil litigation for a wide range of corporate clients.