Valerie L’Herrou, Esq.

T: (804) 782-9430 ext. 201 | F: (804) 649-0974 | E: [email protected]



Family law and child welfare at VPLC encompasses many matters involving families and children. These issues are complex, complicated, and difficult for the parties involved. Our work with parental or child clients, various stakeholder organizations, and through our advocacy seeks to find the best possible solution for those involved while protecting essential rights.


Main Issues

Custody and visitation
Child and spousal support
Foster Care and Adoption
Kinship Care


Current Issue Advocacy

Increasing time before Termination of Parental Rights, including child input required before termination
Reducing barriers for parents whose rights have been terminated to regaining them
Changes to spousal and child support garnishment rules
Changes to the Substance-affected infants bill from the 2017 session
Kinship Care


Education, Outreach and other Resources

We provide trainings to Legal Aid and pro bono attorneys, lay advocates and members of the public on basic family law, including custody, visitation and support. We give seminars to youth who are aging out of foster care, and provide a variety of materials to help in transition among all family la-related issue areas.

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