Supporting Women Exclusively in Family Law

Katie Wilcox Carter with Hofheimer Family Law tells us how working with and representing women in divorce and custody cases has had an impact on her own life. She combines her love of writing with her knowledge of the law to help with Hofheimer’s marketing efforts.

Questions we asked Katie:

How did you end up choosing Family Law or how did it choose you?

Family Law was an easy choice because of two personal experiences and then doing my clinical work in Family Law. Being in a law firm that exclusively represents women in our area for domestic violence and custody law is important to me, and really become a calling.

Tell us about the materials you make available for free for your clients and potential clients?

There are 4 titles we make available which are revised regularly, which is what I do because I love to write. One thing we do place importance on is education because our clients are not sure which way to turn because of the stories they’ve heard about divorce. If we can give them what they need to make the right decisions for themselves, then they will get the outcome they most want.

What is “Second Saturday” and how does it work?

On the 2nd Saturday of the month we have a divorce seminar which we used to hold in person, but now do exclusively on ZOOM. It gives women an introduction to the divorce process in Virginia, what their alternatives are, what costs may be incurred and what their rights and entitlements are in Virginia. We have a book to go along with it, but the seminar allows them to ask their specific questions. The biggest benefit from going virtual with these meetings is attendance is up and confidentiality is kept because nobody can see who else is on the call. It is also less intimidating on the clients.

Other questions asked you’ll want to hear the answers to:

👉 How has the pandemic affected the actual running of the business?

👉 Tell us about your process of putting a book together.

👉 If you had one piece of advice to give a woman lawyer who is, perhaps, in her own practice or small firm, what would it be?

👉What is the worst piece of business advice you’ve ever received?


Katie is a Lawyer with Hofheimer Family Law Firm. She attended law school at West Virginia University. Working with the family law clinic at WVU, Katie found her love of family law.

After graduating from law school, she started working with Hofheimer Family Law. She took on two roles: attorney and marketer. She quickly realized that she could combine her lifelong love of writing with her knowledge of the law through the firm’s marketing efforts, and started by keeping up the firm’s online presence through posting blog entries, articles, and press releases. She has also represented a number of women in their divorce and custody disputes, and particularly enjoys custody cases.




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