Solely Dedicated to Family Law






Smart Decisions At
Sensitive Times

At Mahoney Nashatka Richmond, PLLC, our experienced, respected and trusted family law attorneys understand that no two family law cases are the same. That’s why we take the time to listen and learn about each and every one of the issues and circumstances facing our clients when they walk through our door.
We want you to understand your options, and make smart decisions as you move forward with the rest of your life; we care about your future.
The firm is committed to helping our clients obtain the best possible results. While this may mean victories in court, our family law attorneys work with clients to explore all methods of conflict resolution. Whether it’s a high-asset equitable distribution case or a simple adoption, we approach each case with respect, compassion, knowledge of the law and integrity. It’s who we are.

Family Law Practice Areas


Mahoney Nashatka Richmond, PLLC understands that being a firm dedicated to family law means knowing more than just the laws governing domestic relations. Many of these cases cross over into other areas, including business, real estate, psychology and, even, reproductive science. We have the experience to provide you with the best advice to achieve your case’s goals.

That’s why having the right lawyer on your side to see you through these complex situations is critical. Our team handles all forms of cases related to the family structure, including premarital agreements, divorce, adoption, child custody, child and spousal support, visitation rights, marital agreements and post-divorce issues. We bring decades of experience to the table representing clients in all courts throughout South Hampton Roads’ five cities, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, the Peninsula and Virginia’s Eastern Shore.


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Team Approach

The lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants of Mahoney Nashatka Richmond, PLLC have all chosen family law as their profession and have dedicated their careers to helping clients through difficult, often complicated situations. Using a team approach, our family law attorneys draw upon the collective wisdom and ingenuity of our entire staff to obtain the best results for our clients.

Our founding attorneys have received the following prestigious recognitions, many based on peer evaluations: Best Lawyers in America, Top Attorneys in Virginia by Richmond magazine, Top Attorneys in Hampton Roads by Coastal Virginia magazine, Super Lawyers, Virginia Legal Elite, Best Lawyers: Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report, and Martindale–Hubbell AV Preeminent, the highest in ethical, professional standards.

Our Founding Attorneys

Reeves W. Mahoney
Determined. Committed. Forthright.


Andrew T. Richmond.
Honest. Caring. Diligent.


Shantell S. Nashatka
Dedicated. Tough. Loyal.


Resource Center

Why should married, same-sex couples go the legal-adoption route?

As more and more same-sex couples tie the knot in Virginia, they should familiarize themselves with various aspects of the laws as it relates to their family.

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MNR Law Names New Paralegal

Mahoney Nashatka Richmond, PLLC is proud to announce that founding partner Shantell S. Nashatka has named Ashley South as her new paralegal.

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What is Collaborative Divorce and is it for You?

Divorce does not have to be ugly or contentious. If you want to keep your divorce out of the courtroom, going through the collaborative divorce process might work for you.

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“Shantell’s knowledge, skill and compassion put me at ease during an extremely trying period. She and her team worked tirelessly to overcome many obstacles and ensure the outcome in my case was equitable…I sincerely appreciate all their hard...


“Andy and his paralegal, Nancy, are wonderful. I had an entire custody reversal made, which I have come to understand is a rarity. Andy is clearly knowledgeable about family law and well respected by the court.”


“I will never regret seeking (Reeves Mahoney’s) counsel … You’ve given me a lot of great advice and insight and that I’ll never regret any penny that I paid to gain that. … I just wanted to let you know that you provided a great service to me today and I...


"I am very thankful for all of your services. I don’t know how I would have gotten through this without you all. Your help was priceless."