Women-Only Virginia Law Family Law Firm Celebrates 25th Year

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Sheera Herrell, Virginia SuperLawyer, takes over as CEO and managing partner of Hofheimer Family Law Firm, Virginia's only family law firm representing women only in divorce, custody, and support cases, celebrating 25 years in business.

25 years can pass in the blink of an eye…

Back in 1991, Charlie Hofheimer, a Virginia Beach area attorney, noticed that there was a need. Women, he saw, were unable to get the divorce information they needed, and were often railroaded in divorce and custody cases. He partnered up with a group that was offering divorce seminars, and licensed the rights to perform the seminar in Virginia Beach—and so Second Saturday was born.

Eventually, Charlie decided to expand beyond the divorce seminars and open up his own firm, Hofheimer Family Law Firm (HFLF), dedicated to representing women only in divorce and custody cases. It was the first of its kind in Virginia, and remains the largest women’s only family law firm in the country.

Charlie’s daughter, Kristen, took over after Charlie’s retirement from active litigation practice with gusto, maintaining many of the things Charlie had espoused, but also bringing her own flair to the firm. She announced a custody seminar, Custody Bootcamp for Moms -- CustodySeminar.com -- in addition to the Second Saturday seminars (which, by this point, had been running for over twenty years), designed to help Virginia moms learn how to represent themselves in their own custody and visitation cases at the juvenile court level.

Kristen also decided to also start hosting Girl’s Night Out -- hoflaw.com/GNO events, social events designed to help women connect with each other (no divorce or custody case required). Kristen is a courageous and spirited advocate for women facing divorce and custody cases, much like her father before her, but with a modern spin. She was known for her skill in the courtroom and her compassion with her clients, constantly striving to make the firm better and offer HFLF clients even more opportunities. Unfortunately, health issues forced Kristen into an early retirement in May of 2017.

From there, Sheera Herrell took over. A Certified Financial Planner and trained collaborative attorney, Sheera took over management of HFLF in May of 2017 following Kristen’s sudden retirement.

Sheera can handle anything, an attitude we originally noticed when she gave birth to her second child in the car on the way to the hospital, but which continues unabated to this day. She’s a passionate, meticulous, quick-thinking, and intelligent advocate whose motto is “efficient and effective”.

Sheera’s main goal for the firm is keeping up with all the programs and seminars Kristen and Charlie originally cultivated, and providing more avenues for Virginia women to get more educated about divorce and custody cases than ever before. Under Sheera, we’ve revamped our website to include all of our free books and reports on one easy to use page --hoflaw.com/Reports, and even added some new titles to our collection (including a four part “special issues” in custody series).

We’re missing Kristen and Charlie, but there’s no question that we boast one of the most talented group of lady lawyers in Virginia, and, after 25 years in the field, it’s easy to see why women are so impressed with our reputation and services we offer.

We’re not going anywhere, and, under Sheera, there’s no doubt that HFLF will continue to be the innovative group of women attorneys representing women only that you’ve come to know and love. We look forward to representing you, in our 26th year and beyond.

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