H. Van Smith practices family law and estate planning across central Virginia, including from his offices in both the Richmond metropolitan area and Williamsburg. He is the sole owner of SMITH STRONG, PLC and a member of the family law sections of the Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Each week, Van’s practice preserves financial assets and protects futures as individuals and their families navigate divorce/custody transitions, estate planning through the retirement years, and elder law by avoiding impoverishment from nursing home costs. In 2013, the Virginia legal community welcomed Van Smith’s first book in the Legal Strength Series: The Ultimate Guide to Divorce and Custody in Virginia: Quickly Get Back to Fully Living Your Life. Attorney Van Smith and his team at Smith Strong were honored in 2013—and again in 2014—with Avvo’s Client Satisfaction Award for Family Law, including divorce and child custody matters. Van received the highly regarded Super Lawyers’ Rising Star distinction in the area of family and matrimonial law in 2014. Smith Strong’s practice focuses on family law matters, including divorce, related tax and business issues, custody and support plans, property distribution, integrated solutions for wealth preservation and management post-separation, collaborative law, and civil litigation. Van routinely advises clients on trust analysis and administration, business and wealth succession planning, tax planning, asset preservation, and business valuation working closely with a family’s accountant and financial advisor. Van is licensed to practice law in Virginia, the United States District Court for Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.