Testimonials – Family Law

“Paul Nichols represented me in a difficult child support case that required patience, knowledge of county laws and of my case. His 35+ years of practicing law allowed him to get things done through established relationships. This is the third time in many years, that Mr Nichols has represented me with divorce issues. He looks out for his clients best interest always, first and foremost.” – Ken, Avvo review

“Paul Nichols representation in my divorce was nothing less than outstanding. After a difficult break up and separation, Paul was able to get the best settlement terms I could possibly have hoped for. Now I am able to move on with my life without the worry and stress of an elongated court battle or excessive financial burden. If you want the best, hire the best…Nichols, Zauzig and Sandler P.C.” – Ed Warford, Google review

“I know me and my children are in good hands until they become adults because of the handling of my case and the attention to detail…I will tell anyone looking for high quality legal representation in Northern VA to stop looking and retain Cassandra Chin.  I’m almost missing her and the team. They actually cared about me and my kids and were not focused on padding their own pocketbooks at our expense. A rarity in this field.” – Lisa Chambers, Google review

“After 3 attorneys, I found Paul who is honest, very competent and willing to fight for you in court. Paul also went an extra step to protect me and requested my payments for support through Child Support Enforcement to protect me from having to hire another attorney in the future.” – Robin, Avvo review

“She kept close contact with my other attorney in different state to make the process smooth and minimize the negative effects on me. She was thorough, timely and always was available to answer questions. Due to her diligent effort, the legal process in another state was shortened by several months – her accuracy and timing has saved me time and money. Ms. Chin is among the best family attorneys in Northern Virginia. I would recommend Cassandra to anyone.” – Ar. Ni., Google review

“From the start, I felt that Paul was not just my attorney, but a vested teammate, which was very comforting and reassuring. Paul’s legal knowledge and expertise, guidance and unwavering support through the divorce proceeding made an often tense, trying and volatile case much easier to comprehend and allowed me to see the bigger picture and focus on the ultimate goal.” Ty Murray, Google review

“I was referred to NZS by a local judge. My second marriage was headed for divorce, prompting my first wife to file for custody of my daughter. Ms. Chin always presented a compelling argument and exuded complete confidence in the courtroom. Her personal dedication to my case exceeded all expectations. Cassandra also has a supporting cast that makes it seem like you are her only client.” – Eric, Avvo review

“Mrs. Simmons helped me with a custody case for my son. I am extremely pleased on how she handled everything, she greatly advised and defended the best interest of my son. I would like to thank Mrs. Simmons for our recent case and also thank Mr. Hollingsworth, Mrs. Zimmerman and Mr. Nichols for all their help and advise during all this rough time for me. Great firm of professionals, highly ethical  thank you all for your work again!” – Carlos Murillo, Google review

“I’ve recommended Paul Nichols to several of my friends and acquaintances. He is an excellent family law attorney. The reason why I refer Paul is because in every instance, no matter how difficult, he consistently delivers an excellent settlement for his client. In the back of my mind, I think of him as a kind of avenger for spouses who are treated unfairly during divorce.” – Bill Root, Facebook review

“Cassandra was informative, concise and effective in guiding me to what available options were on my case. She advised me when options were not going to have a high chance of success as well as took the time to support my schedule and to be flexible in meetings that were important to my case. I highly Recommend her as both an ethical lawyer and highly professional for anyone in need of a good lawyer.” – Br. Sc., Google review

“Having worked with 4 different lawyers prior to being referred to Nichols Zauzig Sandler I can say that there are definitely some BAD lawyers out there. You will not find a bad one at NZS. I only wish I had found them earlier as I’m confident that my case would have resolved itself sooner and more efficiently.” –  Brian S., Google review

“Cassandra took the burden off my shoulders from the first we met in her office until the end. She gave me the confidence and peace of mind that allowed me to heal and focus on other priorities in my life. I can’t thank Cassandra and her exceptional team enough for giving me and my family a refreshing new start. She is one of a kind!” – A.

“I have used Paul Nichols and his team for decades.  They are extremely knowledgeable and competitively priced for the services they provide.  Their office is professional and the fact that they have been in business for over 30 years speaks for itself.  Use The Nichols, Zauzig and Sandler Firm for all of your legal needs…. You won’t be sorry.” – Brandon Wince, Google review

“Mrs. Chin helped me through a potentially painful and costly divorce in a professional and efficient manner. She had excellent advice and is obviously an expert in her field. She was recommended highly to me, and I enthusiastically recommend her as well.” – D.

“You kept what could have been a horrible outcome to one I can live with. I fully endorse Ms. Simmons. I was a burn victim and not only did she do her due-diligence to mitigate the traps, she covered for my other attorney that lacked her care and skill. Thank you Ms. Simmons!” – Phillip, Avvo review

“My mother hired Ms. Chin after almost a year with another lawyer. Ms. Chin was able to get a resolution in less than six months – enabling my 72-year-old mother to get on with her life. Her professionalism and personal demeanor helped put my mother at ease.” – Lori, Avvo review

“Ms. Rice handled my divorce, custody and visitation of my children. I am a former military wife. Ms. Rice exhibited extreme knowledge about military retirement and benefits. She was aware of and prepared the special orders required to divide military retirement accounts. She and her staff were always responsive to my calls, answered my numerous questions and gave me legal advice that was always accurate.” Avvo client

“Please know how VERY much I appreciated your guidance throughout this case. I know for you it’s your job and part of a daily routine, but for me it was all very traumatic. I am so thankful this is all over and that I had you in my corner throughout the entire experience.”  Avvo review

“Peyton was tremendous throughout my divorce process. She offered timely advice, sound guidance and rapid service. She always answered my correspondence without delay. Throughout the process, her professionalism, knowledge and support provided me with piece of mind and reassurance that I was getting a fair settlement. She has my highest recommendation as a divorce attorney.” – Dean, Avvo review

“I’m leery of lawyers, especially divorce lawyers. But Cassandra put those concerns to rest. She is singularly professional and focused not on squeezing every last dollar out of a client, but rather providing high-quality service with the client’s best interests at heart.” John, Avvo review

“Ms. Chin is an excellent lawyer and provides excellent advice and service. She is professional, straight forward, detailed, and was very responsive to my request. One of the best lawyers in Virginia.” C.

“Highly recommend, Nichols, Zauzig and Sandler. Totally professional, great people, took care of my case quickly and efficiently. Call them…you’ll thank yourself that you did!” – M.S.

“Cassandra Chin demonstrated the highest level of professionalism and provided me excellent advise and counsel to keep me level-headed during difficult and emotionally charged times. I felt Cassandra Chin looked after my long-term best interest, often suggesting the pragmatic option that would save money and deliver the best result.” K.

“Cassie is a good lawyer who has shown the initiative to not only be an excellent advocate for her clients, but also has taken an active role in Bar leadership, and leadership within the family law community.” – Fellow lawyer

“Dear Ms. Sandler: The impact of today’s final signing is still sinking in after a 30-month fight…My sincere thanks for your tireless diligence and professionalism. I do appreciate the efforts of the entire NZS team.” – DJM

“Ms. Chin is fair, balanced, trustworthy and when she says she’s going to do something you can count on her to do so. Cassandra and her professional reputation is held in very high regard in the legal community and state in which she practices.” S.

“I endorse this lawyer. She is widely respected by her colleagues in the bar and by the judges in all the courts of Northern Virginia. Tough and experienced, she gets good results for her clients, whether through negotiation or in litigation.” – Joseph Condo, AAML for Betty Moore Sandler

“I endorse this lawyer. The go-to attorney for Prince William divorces” – Susan Hicks, AAML, IAML, for Betty Moore Sandler

“Dear Ms. Sandler;  I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your wisdom, professionalism and hard work this past year…How ironic was it that on Tuesday I was feeling nostalgic about saying goodbye to my lawyers, but not the person I had just divorced.”- T.A.J.