During what is arguably the most impactful time in any person’s life, Northern Virginia divorce attorney Kristina Cruz Skidmore carefully guides her clients through their family law matters with zealous advocacy and compassionate listening. Kristina ensures the best outcome for her clients by combining her legal experience with her client’s individual, personal objectives while keeping her clients informed, as active participants throughout the process. What results is a client-attorney relationship based on mutual trust, an effective legal strategy that efficiently pursues the client’s needs and wishes, and a shared stake in reaching a positive outcome.
From helping clients to understand, navigate and reconcile issues involving child custody, property division, dividing businesses or property transfers to being a zealous and dogged advocate in high-conflict cases, Kristina takes a transparent, conciliatory approach to marital and family dispute resolutions. While out-of-court resolution is always her preferred outcome and initial goal for any client, Kristina advocates with poise, passion and legal acumen in the courtroom when settlement is not possible.
Kristina has been recognized by her peers and by industry publications among the best and brightest attorneys under 40. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, Kristina was selected for inclusion as a Virginia and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Star in Family Law. In 2014, she appeared on Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual Hot List, which recognizes early to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners. She was also recognized by Virginia Business magazine among its 2015 listing of Young Lawyers, a compilation of notable attorneys throughout the state who are under 40.
Kristina lives in Falls Church with her husband and goldendoodle, Macy. In her spare time, she provides pro bono legal advice to low-income members of the Northern Virginia community and is active in her church.