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Rebecca L. Zimmerman

Virginia Divorce & Family Law Attorney

Experienced. Dedicated. Compassionate.

Richmond, Virginia

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From uncontested and straightforward to contentious and complex, it helps to have an experienced attorney on your side in a Virginia divorce case. Rebecca frequently works with clients to negotiate and settle all issues in their divorce, including property division (equitable distribution), child custody and visitation, spousal support, and child support, and prepares property settlement agreements (separation agreements) reflecting the terms of settlement. However, indivorce cases that cannot be resolved through settlement or mediation, Rebecca is always prepared to advocate effectively and persuasively for her clients' best outcomes in court. Rebeccahas significant experience with divorces involving division of military, civilian, and private retirement, property and business valuation,and issues involving marital waste and dissolution of assets. She also works with clients who may need to modify or enforce terms of their separation agreement or divorce order.


The "best interests of the child" is the legal standard in Virginia by which all child custody and visitation cases are assessed. Rebecca works with clients in child custody and visitation cases, whether as part of a divorce or a stand-alone situation, to advocate vigorously for their child(ren)'s best interests. Rebecca recognizes that custody and visitation cases can be extremely contentious when parents do not see eye-to-eye, but her philosophy is first and foremost to "do no harm." Rebecca also works with clients to modify or enforce custody and visitation orders when appropriate.


Spousal support (or alimony) in Virginia can leave many people scratching their heads. What is the purpose of spousal support? Who qualifies for spousal support? What factors does the Court consider when determining how much one spouse pays to the other and for how long? And similarly, child support is often more nuanced than a parent may initially think. Rebecca frequently represents clients in spousal support and child support matters, including modification, termination, and enforcement cases, and she strives to demystify the process along the way.

Meet Rebecca

Rebecca L. Zimmerman is an experienced and compassionate attorney who focuses her practice exclusively on domestic relations and family law matters in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Rebecca has been providing tailored advice, guidance, and representation to clients in separation, divorce, property division, child custody, visitation, spousal support, child support, modification, and enforcement matters since 2014.

Rebecca is a zealous advocate for her clients both in and out of the courtroom, and she is passionate about building strong relationships with each client in order to customize her advice to their unique circumstances and goals. Rebecca is known for her professional yet friendly demeanor, prompt and thorough communication, and her attention to detail.

Rebecca graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in History and English in 2008 and earned her law degree from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, in 2013. While in law school, Rebecca served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Catholic University Law Review. Following law school, Rebecca completed a one-year judicial clerkship with the Hon. Richard B. Potter (ret.) in the Prince William County Circuit Court where she gained valuable insight into the reasoning behind judicial decisions and effective courtroom advocacy.

Following her clerkship, Rebecca joined the preeminent northern Virginia law firm of Nichols Zauzig where she represented family law clients until 2018 when she returned to her hometown of Richmond, Virginia. Since then, Rebecca has continued to work with divorce and family law clients and regularly appears in courts throughout central Virginia including Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hanover, Henrico, Louisa, Powhatan, and the City of Richmond.


Bar Admission:

Virginia - 2013


University of Virginia, B.A. - 2008

Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, J.D. - 2013

Legal Experience:

Law Office of Rebecca L. Zimmerman, PLLC, Owner & Attorney - 2022-Present

Coates & Davenport, P.C., Richmond, VA, Attorney

Evolution Divorce & Family Law, Richmond, VA, Attorney

Nichols Zauzig, Woodbridge, VA, Associate Attorney

31st Judicial Circuit, Prince William County Circuit Court, Judicial Law Clerk

Children's Law Center, Washington, DC, Summer Law Clerk

17th Judicial Circuit, Arlington County Circuit Court, Judicial Intern

Families & the Law Clinic, Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC, Intern

Innocence Project Clinic, Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC, Intern

Covington & Burling, LLP, Washington, DC, Litigation Paralegal (2008-2010)


Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section

Metro Richmond Womens Bar Association

Chesterfield County Bar Association

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section

As a family law attorney, my clients are facing extremely difficult, frustrating, and often heartbreaking situations. It's my job to listen, bring clarity, educate, chart a path forward, and advocate for their best outcome every step of the way.

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"She was consistently proactive throughout my entire case, and her communication was exceptional from start to finish. . . I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to hire a talented and professional lawyer that will always look out for your best interest."

Matt - Avvo review

Rebecca "listened and explained the divorce process step by step. She cared and was willing to help me with one of the most difficult transitions in my life. She always kept me updated and responded in a timely manner when I had questions and or concerns. I definitely recommend attorney Rebecca Lee Zimmerman as she is thorough and will get the job done."


"Words do not express my gratitude for the skill and professionalism with which Rebecca handled my case. She truly cared about my case and she worked tirelessly to produce a positive outcome for myself and my children. She tells you everything you need to know, kindly and with your best interests in mind every time. If you find yourself in need of an excellent family law attorney, I highly recommend Rebecca Zimmerman."




Law Office of Rebecca L. Zimmerman, PLLC

14321 Winter Breeze Dr., Suite 160

Midlothian, Virginia 23113

TEL: (804) 563-1389

FAX: (804) 486-9833

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