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Debra C. Albiston

  • Attorney


Practice Areas

  • Family Law
Rated By Super Lawyers | Debra C. Albiston |
Rated By Super Lawyers | Top 50 Women | Virginia |
Rated By Super Lawyers | Debra C. Albiston | 15 Years
Best Lawyers | Lawyer Of The Year | Debra C. Albiston | Family Law | Norfolk 2021
Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia | 2023
2020 Virginia Business | Legal Elite | VB | Virginia Business


Compassion and Experience will be on your side.

Debbie has over 39 years experience handling all aspects of family law. Her practice areas include Contested and Uncontested Divorces, Spousal Support, Child Custody, Visitation and Support, Separation Agreements, Equitable Distribution of Property, Division of Retirement, Pensions and Profit Sharing Plans, Business Valuation and Division, Post-Divorce Issues, Pre-marital Agreements and Marital Agreements. She practices in the Circuit Courts and the J & DR courts throughout Hampton Roads. She has handled appeals in both the Virginia Court of Appeals and Virginia Supreme Court. She understands how difficult a family law matter can be and she is committed to her clients and to reaching the best possible result for her client’s situation. She strives to resolve all cases amicably but is prepared for those that require litigation. She will be responsive to your needs and ensure that you receive the best representation until the conclusion of your matter.


  • College of William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1983
  • George Mason University
    • B.A. - 1980

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1984
  • Virginia Supreme Court, 1983

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association; Family Law Section
  • Virginia State Bar; Family Law Section
  • Virginia State Bar; Domestic Relations Council
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association

Classes & Seminars

  • Frequent Lecturer in Family Law Issues


  • Norfolk Family Law “Lawyer of the Year, " 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2021, 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2021, 2023
  • Virginia Super Lawyers; Law & Politics, 2007-2009, 2011, 2013, 2015-2021, 2023
  • Virginia’s Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine, 2004-2006, 2008-2020, 2023
  • Top Lawyers; CoVaBIZ Magazine, 2017-2021, 2023
  • AV® Rated; Martindale-Hubbell, 2023