Cherish L. Hadley, Esq.

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Practice Areas

  • Contract Drafting & Negotiating

  • Divorce (Contested and Uncontested)

  • Custody & Visitation

  • Support (Child & Spousal)

  • Agreements (Premarital, Martial, and Separation Agreements)

  • Post-Divorce Litigation & Show Cause Proceedings

  • Protective Orders

  • Adoption

  • Wills, Trusts, & Estates

  • Civil Litigation

  • Criminal and Traffic Defense

  • Personal Injury

  • Business Law

  • Immigration

About Cherish

Cherish Hadley is the founder and Managing Attorney at Hadley Law, PLC. She draws on over 10 years of diverse litigation experience to bring practical and case-specific solutions to all of her clients. Cherish’s goal in handling her cases is to make a difficult situation better for her clients. When custody is an issue, she keeps the best interests of the children as her priority. When complex financial issues arise, Cherish strives to provide her clients with strategic, realistic, solution-focused advice.

Cherish is a native of Iowa. She graduated from University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree. She also participated in the Division I Varsity Women’s Rowing and received the Athletic Department Award for Academic Excellence.

She went on to obtain her law degree from Regent University School of Law in 2008. While in law school, she served on the Dean’s Board of Student Advisors and was the International Law Society President.

When she is not helping her clients or managing the firm, Cherish can be found spending time with her three beautiful children.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar, 2008-Present

Honors and Awards

  • Firm rated “10 Best Law Firm for Client Satisfaction” 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

  • Firm Three Best Rated “Top 3 Immigration Lawyers in Virginia Beach” 2015

  • Avvo Rating “Superb” Top Divorce Attorney

Professional Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar, Member (Family Law Section)

  • Virginia Beach Bar Association, Member

  • American Bar Association, Member

  • Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association, 2010-2014

  • Board of Advisers for Legal Studies at South University, 2013-2018


  • Regent University Law School, J.D., 2008

  • University of Iowa, B.A., 2002

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Office Location

Hadley Law, PLC

128 S Lynnhaven Rd # 202, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452, US