Free Consultation: (703) 883-3707Tap to Call This Lawyer
Michael Christopher Miller

Michael Christopher Miller

Cole Miller PLLC
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • Ohio, Virginia
Badges
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial MediaResponsive Law
Summary

Michael Miller is a partner at Cole Miller PLLC, located in Vienna, Virginia. Providing representation to clients in the northern part of the state, in particular the area adjacent to the District of Columbia, he focuses his practice entirely on family law matters, including divorce and such related issues as property division, child custody and visitation, alimony and child support. Mr. Miller also has experience with the preparation of wills and other estate planning documents.

Mr. Miller is especially well-positioned to represent armed forces personnel who are going through a divorce after serving for seven years as a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps. His duties in that position often involved acting as defense counsel at court martial trials that concerned child or spousal abuse. When managing the legal assistance office at Camp Lejeune, he oversaw many family law cases involving divorce or support. In his position as the staff judge advocate of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, he continued to counsel service members grappling with family law problems. During another assignment at the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island, he trained judge advocates and paralegals on family law and estate planning subjects.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Miller attended The University of Utah and received a Bachelor of Science in accounting in 1988. He then pursued his legal education at the University of Akron School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1991. Admitted to practice before all Virginia state courts, he has been in private practice since 1999. Mr. Miller is a member of the Domestic Relations Section of The Virginia Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I provide a free 20 minute telephone consultation to address urgent matters.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Initial consultation in office is $350; Hourly rate thereafter varies by the nature of the case
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Virginia
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding member
Cole Miller PLLC
- Current
attorney
Maddox, Cole and Miller, P.C.
-
Judge Advocate
United States Marine Corps
-
Education
University of Akron
J.D. | law
-
University of Akron Logo
University of Utah
B.S. | Accounting
-
University of Utah Logo
Awards
Super Lawyer
www.superlawyers.com
Professional Associations
Virginia Bar Association
Chair, Domestic Relations Section
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Top Mistakes in Military Divorce
National Business Institute
Speaking Engagements
Top Mistakes in Military Divorce , webcast
National Business Institute
Certifications
Judge Advocate
United States Marine Corps
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
209 Questions Answered

Q. What is the best and affordable way to execute my divorce?
A: "If a member of the Armed Forces of the United States has been stationed or resided in the Commonwealth and has lived for a period of six months or more in the Commonwealth next preceding the filing of the suit, then such person shall be presumed to be domiciled in and to have been a bona fide resident of the Commonwealth during such period of time." Va. Code 20-97. That get's you into court. You can ask for a divorce only, i.e., no property division, support, etc., based upon a one year separation. If you cannot otherwise serve your spouse a copy of the complaint, you can serve her by publication. See Va. Code § 8.01-316 to 320.
Q. I live in Virginia, have 5 yr old boy & I'm pregnant by same father. I'm not married, can I legally take my son to FL?
A: You can go anywhere you want until a court order says otherwise. So can he.
Q. How do I submit to have CS modify due to reduce of income? The divorce was in Hawaii. I am in VA. The kids are in CA.
A: If Hawaii issued the child support order in effect, Hawaii is the only state that can modify child support so long as a parent or child continues to live in Hawaii. If everyone leaves Hawaii, then the parent seeking to modify support has to modify support in the responding parent's location. So, it looks like, if you want to modify you file in California where the mother resides. If mother wants to modify, she files in Virginia where you are. Once the new order is entered, that state is the only state that can modify child support so long as a parent or child continues . . . ..
View More Answers
Contact & Map
1945 Old Gallows Road
Suite 205
Vienna, VA 22182
Telephone: (703) 883-3707
Cole Miller PLLC
1945 Old Gallows Road
Suite 205
Vienna, VA 22182
Telephone: (703) 883-3707
Fax: (703) 636-5767
Monday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 4 PM (Today)
Thursday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed