Bluemont, Virginia Divorce Lawyers

Adriana F. Estevez
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Virginia Divorce Lawyer

Adriana was born and raised in New York, and attended both college and law school in Washington, D.C. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs, Philosophy, and Political Science from The George... Read More »
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Timothy King
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Virginia Divorce Attorney

Charleston School of LawVirginia
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Andrew Tank
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Award-winning family law attorney in Northern Virginia. Get the help you need!

Andrew Tank is an award-winning family law attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C. He practices exclusively family law, and represents clients in Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria and all across Northern Virginia. Read More »
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Matthew Lane Kreitzer
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Winchester, VA Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(540) 333-0330 340 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.
#2574
Winchester, VA 22604
Divorce, Criminal, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
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I approach the practice of law with a focus on helping my clients understand an often complicated legal system. Working collaboratively allows me to anticipate my clients' needs, while also aiding my clients by providing them an informed view of all the potential dangers and rewards of each unique case. My primary practice areas are Divorce, Child Custody, Trusts & Wills and Bankruptcy. However, I also provide legal support for small businesses looking to incorporate, resolve disputes with employees or review potential contracts and business transactions.
James D. Livesay
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(571) 291-3190 113 E Market St #110
Leesburg, VA 20176
Leesburg, VA Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
Divorce and Family
University of Virginia School of Law
James Livesay is the lead family law attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., advising the custody and divorce lawyers in each of the firm's five offices. After graduating from the prestigious University of Virginia School of Law in 1998, Mr. Livesay served in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps from 1998-2001, where he received the Award for Trial Advocacy from The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Military Affairs and Justice, in 1998. He went on to receive Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals in 2000 and 2001 (Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award)....
Amanda Stone Swart
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(571) 291-3190 113 E Market St #110
Leesburg, VA 20176
Leesburg, VA Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
Divorce and Family
George Mason University School of Law
Amanda Stone Swart is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. Ms. Stone Swart works in the firm’s Leesburg office, and represents clients in Leesburg, Loudoun County, and all across Northern Virginia.

Ms. Stone Swart is originally from Boone, Iowa. She graduated summa cum laude from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 2004, with Bachelor’s of Arts degrees in both Political Science and Journalism. Upon graduation, Ms. Stone Swart worked on Senator Charles Grassley’s re-election...
Jonathan P. McHugh
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(571) 291-3190 113 E Market St #110
Leesburg, VA 20175
Leesburg, VA Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
Divorce and Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Jonathan McHugh is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. He is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including custody, support, separation and high asset divorce cases. Mr. McHugh works in the firm’s Leesburg office.

As one of the leading military divorce lawyers in the firm, Mr. McHugh is intimately familiar with issues of military retirement, the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, the Survivor Benefit Plan, disability pay, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Mr. McHugh is also experienced in the division of federal retirement benefits, including the FERS...
Cheryl K. Graham
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Leesburg, VA Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(703) 443-9360 116 Edwards Ferry Road NE
Suite E
Leesburg, VA 20176
Divorce and Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Experienced Divorce Attorney and Mediator
Ariel L. Baniowski
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(571) 291-3190 113 E Market St #110
Leesburg, VA 20176
Leesburg, VA Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
Divorce and Family
George Mason University School of Law
Ariel Baniowski is a lead senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. Ms. Baniowski works in the firm’s Leesburg office, and represents clients in Leesburg, Loudoun County, and all across Northern Virginia.

Ms. Baniowski is known as one of the more aggressive attorneys at Livesay & Myers, P.C., and has litigated every type of family law matter in Virginia, including custody, support, separation and high asset divorce cases.

Ms. Baniowski's work ethic and drive are unmatched. To...
Adriana F. Estevez
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Leesburg, VA Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(571) 252-9322 19 East Market Street
Suite 203
Leesburg, VA 20176
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Immigration
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Adriana was born and raised in New York, and attended both college and law school in Washington, D.C. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs, Philosophy, and Political Science from The George Washington University in 2009, and her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in 2013.

Throughout law school, Adriana worked for various nonprofit organizations in Virginia and Washington, D.C., focusing on immigration issues related to domestic violence victims, victims of crime, children, and family matters.

Upon graduation, Adriana moved to Virginia where she earned her license to...
Ryan Schmalzle
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Leesburg, VA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(703) 722-0717 102 North king Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
George Mason University School of Law
Ryan M. Schmalzle is a principal and founder of the firm. His practice focuses on family law, civil litigation, and criminal law. Ryan regularly practices in several jurisdictions in Northern Virginia including Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Clarke County, Frederick County and the City of Winchester. He also practices in the Maryland Courts, including Frederick County and Montgomery County. Ryan is an adjunct professor of law at George Mason University School of Law where he teaches appellate writing. Ryan also serves as a Special Justice in Loudoun County and he presides over civil commitment hearings. Although Ryan’s primary love...
Douglas Sanderson
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Leesburg, VA Divorce Attorney with 42 years experience
(703) 934-1122 McCandlish & Lillard, P.C.
212 E. Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Divorce, Business, Family and Real Estate
The George Washington University Law School
Douglas J. Sanderson provides legal services in the multiple areas of commercial real estate, family law/domestic relations, and business organizations and transactions. In his family law/domestic relations practice, Doug counsels and represents people who seek legal assistance with, for example, separation agreements, divorces, and issues of child custody and visitation, equitable distribution, and support (spousal and child, as may apply), as well as, on a happier note, pre-nuptial agreements. Doug’s practice includes litigation as well as other methods of problem-solving, and he strives to assist clients in finding resolutions that avoid or minimize litigation, and to further that...
Gerardo M DelGado
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Winchester, VA Divorce Attorney
(540) 632-0017 2 South Kent Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Washington and Lee University School of Law
The only thing that Mr. DelGado loves more than practicing law is providing superior client satisfaction. Mr. DelGado is more than a lawyer. He is a counselor, he is a supporter, he is a friend. He is fully conscious of the stress, nervousness and anxiousness that individuals feel because of their legal problems.This is why he goes above and beyond to make all of his clients feel at ease. Mr. DelGado recognizes that every client is different and has unique legal needs. Thus, he does not use a one-size-fits-all approach but rather an individualized approach specifically tailored to his clients'...
Andrei J. Kublan
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Virginia Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience

University of Richmond School of LawUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Virginia and District of Columbia
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Sarah Catherine Bruns
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Leesburg, VA Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(703) 777-1349 116 Edwards Ferry Rd NE, Suite P
Leesburg, VA 20176
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
George Mason University School of Law
For over a decade, lawyer Sarah Bruns has been aggressively protecting the rights of her clients in Northern Virginia.

As a seasoned trial attorney, Sarah has defended individuals charged with Murder, Rape, Robbery, Theft, and Drug Possession/Distribution. Sarah also has extensive experience in representing clients charged with traffic offenses such as Reckless Driving, Driving on a Suspended License, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI/DUI), and Hit and Run. While some crimes carry more severe penalties than others, Sarah handles every client’s case knowing that it is the most important one for that client. She believes that no client should be treated as if...
Eryk Gabhran Boston Esq.
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Winchester, VA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(540) 313-1255 125 Country Park Drive
Winchester, VA 22602
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
University of Richmond School of Law
Erÿk Boston is veteran of the United States Army. He studied law at Cambridge University and The University of Richmond where he earned the degree of Juris Doctor. He was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 2008 after his first bar exam. He has since practiced as a VA bankruptcy lawyer where his experience has included over one thousand Chapter 7, Chapter 12 & Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. He has worked as a divorce lawyer in hundreds of cases and has substantial experience in criminal defense, preparation of wills and related documents and civil litigation. He is...
Nate Lavinder Adams
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Winchester, VA Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(540) 667-1330 11 S Cameron St
Winchester, VA 22601
Divorce, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
Washington & Lee University
Nate L. Adams, III, was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1981. Since that time, he has tried or argued cases at every level of the Virginia Courts and, with the sole exception of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Courts. He concentrates his practice in business law, incorporation law, workers' compensation, creditor's rights, employment law for both employers and employees, domestic relations, and personal injury.

Mr. Adams is a graduate of the College of William and Mary (A.B., 1977) and the Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D., 1981).

Mr. Adams is active in the Winchester community, currently...
Nan M. Joseph
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Leesburg, VA Divorce Lawyer with 43 years experience
(703) 777-7740 120 Edwards Ferry Road Northeast
Leesburg, VA 20176
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
Jennifer Tomac
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Leesburg, VA Divorce Attorney
(703) 595-2677 102 N. King St.
Leesburg, VA 20176
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Danell J. Palladine Esq.
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Leesburg, VA Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(703) 829-7701 Law Office of Danell J. Palladine, PLLC
116-R Edwards Ferry Road
Leesburg, VA 20176
Divorce, Business, Construction and Family
Beth M McCord Paleos
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Leesburg, VA Divorce Lawyer
(703) 498-1365 P.O. Box 264
Leesburg, VA 20178
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
American University Washington College of Law
I graduated from Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C. in 2001. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology at Arizona State University in 1991. I was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2001. Since then, I have been practicing law in Virginia with an emphasis on family law matters, including divorce, custody & visitation, child and spousal support, and domestic violence.
Jennifer Dore Cisneros
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Leesburg, VA Divorce Lawyer
(703) 777-1795 106 Harrison Street SE
Suite 300
Leesburg, VA 20175
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Jennifer D. Cisneros practices in the following areas of law: Family law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Adoptions, Spousal Support, Relocation Cases, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Crimes, Reckless Driving, DUI/DWI, Estate Planning, Wills and Probate, Trusts, Civil and Business Litigation and Debt Collection.
Leesburg, VA Divorce Lawyer with 23 years experience
(703) 771-8344 19 E Market St
Leesburg, VA 20176
Divorce, Business, Family and Insurance Defense
Leesburg, VA Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(703) 851-1150 506 Marshall Dr NE
Leesburg, VA 20176
Divorce, Family, Immigration and International
Leesburg, VA Divorce Attorney
20 E Market St
Leesburg, VA 20176
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Leesburg, VA Divorce Lawyer with 17 years experience
(703) 302-0827 1419 Moore Pl SW
Leesburg, VA 20175
Divorce, Family, Immigration and Personal Injury
Leesburg, VA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(703) 777-1050 307 E Market St
Leesburg, VA 20176
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Leesburg, VA Divorce Attorney
(703) 669-3500 110 E Market St
Leesburg, VA 20176
Divorce, Criminal and Family
Winchester, VA Divorce Attorney
(540) 667-9787 21 S Kent St
Winchester, VA 22601
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Winchester, VA Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(540) 667-8735 125 W Boscawen St
Winchester, VA 22601
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
Young S. Song
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Annandale, VA Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(703) 354-1033 7002 Little River Turnpike, Ste. E
Annandale, VA 22003
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Divorce and Bankruptcy, with Dignity. Licensed in MD, VA, and DC, with offices in Ellicott City, Maryland and Annandale, Virginia.
Steven Goldman
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Fairfax, VA Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(571) 328-5020
Ext. 104
10300 Eaton Place, Suite 520
Fairfax, VA 22030
Divorce and Family
Albany Law School
Steven Goldman is a Partner at the Law Offices of Curran Moher Weis, P.C., one of the premier family law firms in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.

Through zealous advocacy, a well-balanced approach to negotiations, and a strong financial background, Mr. Goldman has had success litigating and settling highly contested divorces, custody matters, support matters, and other areas of family law practice. His success has earned him a positive reputation from his colleagues and peers in the matrimonial bar and, at the age of 30, he was recognized as one of the Ten Leaders of Matrimonial & Divorce Law in Long...
Anneshia Miller Grant
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
Divorce and Family
Regent University School of Law
Anneshia Miller Grant is a lead senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including custody, support, separation and high asset divorce cases. Ms. Grant works in the firm’s Fairfax office, and represents clients in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington and all across Northern Virginia.

Ms. Grant was born in Georgia and raised in Newport News, Virginia. She began her legal career at a law firm in Virginia Beach, where she practiced family law for four years before moving to Northern Virginia.

Ms. Grant is the mother...
Michael Christopher Miller
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Vienna, VA Divorce Attorney with 27 years experience
(703) 883-3707 1945 Old Gallows Road
Suite 205
Vienna, VA 22182
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Akron
Michael Miller is a partner at Cole Miller PLLC, located in Vienna, Virginia. Providing representation to clients in the northern part of the state, in particular the area adjacent to the District of Columbia, he focuses his practice entirely on family law matters, including divorce and such related issues as property division, child custody and visitation, alimony and child support. Mr. Miller also has experience with the preparation of wills and other estate planning documents.

Mr. Miller is especially well-positioned to represent armed forces personnel who are going through a divorce after serving for seven years as a judge advocate in...
Ryan Rambudhan
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Fairfax, VA Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(703) 273-6431 4010 University Dr
#102
Fairfax, VA 22030
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Traffic Tickets
The George Washington University Law School
Ryan Rambudhan is a dual practice attorney who specializes in Family Law and Criminal Litigation.

Criminal/Traffic
Having previously worked for a prosecutor's office in New York, Mr. Rambudhan brings a unique set of skills to the firm. He understands how police and prosecutors approach cases, and uses that knowledge to build a strategic defense for his clients who face criminal charges. Mr. Rambudhan believes in a three-step approach to accomplishing a solid defense: (1) diligent preparation and research; (2) effective and aggressive negotiations; and (3) desire and confidence to litigate any case if necessary.

Family Law
Having previously worked with one of the best...
Jason Alexander Weis
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Fairfax, VA Divorce Attorney with 14 years experience
(571) 328-5020 10300 Eaton Place
Suite 520
Fairfax, VA 22030
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Domestic Violence and Family
George Mason University School of Law
As a native of Northern Virginia, I have here focused my practice on providing sound and balanced representation to clients navigating the difficult legal waters of family law, including contested divorce, custody, support, and equitable distribution. My persuasive style has been well received in courtrooms throughout Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, and is sustained and continually nuanced by a body of experience sufficient to deliver sophisticated results for my clients. In 2015, for example, through negotiation or litigation, my firm handled the equitable distribution of more than half a billion dollars in assets. Business owners,...
Wojtek P Wilczynski
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Fairfax, VA Divorce Attorney
(571) 418-1985 10627 Jones Street, Suite 201-B
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
Temple University
I am a sole practitioner dedicated to serving my clients by providing excellent legal representation with flexible payment options. I believe everyone deserves to have legal counsel, and for that reason, I am willing to work with clients who may require alternative payment options and who cannot afford the typical attorney fees.
G. Rex Flynn Jr.
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Fairfax, VA Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(703) 457-9222 11325 Random Hills Road
Suite 360-A146
Fairfax, VA 22030
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
George Mason University School of Law
Rex focuses his practice primarily in the criminal and family arenas. He firmly believes client-centered representation. As such, the client’s needs are the primary driver of the course of litigation. Once the client’s needs and wishes are established, Rex Flynn will zealously work (with integrity) to obtain the desired result, often with innovative solutions.

A graduate of George Mason University’s School of Law, Mr. Flynn served multiple terms in student government, the Black Law Students Association (regional and local), the American Bar Association (the 11th Circuit Lt. Governor of Diversity), the Honor Committee and as an editor for the Journal of...
Michael Barrett
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Annandale, VA Divorce Attorney with 16 years experience
(800) 400-2350 6920 Braddock Road
B620
Annandale, VA 22003
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
I have been practicing family law and personal injury in the state of Maryland since 2003. I have helped many families deal with the heart ache of divorce and custodial issues related to divorce...helped clients deal with loss of income, transportation, and life activities due to being injured in a car crash. How may I help you?
Melannie H. Dino
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(571) 208-1267 9408 Grant Avenue #402
Manassas, VA 20110
Manassas, VA Divorce Lawyer with 18 years experience
Divorce and Family
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Melannie Dino is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law.

Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, Ms. Dino earned her Bachelor of Science in Communications in 1996 from nearby Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She proceeded to earn her J.D. from Widener University Law School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1999.

Ms. Dino then returned to Erie to work in the law practice of her father, a prominent bankruptcy lawyer in Erie for decades. It was there that Ms. Dino got her first taste of family law, working in the thriving family law practice of her father’s partner. The...
Anna Bristle
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Manassas, VA Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
(703) 454-0701 9200 Church Street
Suite 202
Manassas, VA 20110
Divorce and Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Matthew Smith
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
Divorce and Family
American University Washington College of Law
Matthew Smith is a junior partner at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. He is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. Mr. Smith works in the firm’s Fairfax office, and represents clients in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington and all across Northern Virginia. An attorney since 2005, Mr. Smith has litigated every type of family law case in the courts of Northern Virginia, including high value equitable distribution cases, custody, support, and military divorce cases. He is the attorney in the firm most experienced in navigating the...
Sudeb Basu
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Reston, VA Divorce Lawyer
(571) 572-2278 11890 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
The Catholic University of America
As your lawyer, your case gets my best effort from up-front intake through analysis and investigation. If you want to take your matter to trial, I will represent you before the judge or jury. My experience as a former computer applications developer can be useful in the evaluation of any electronic evidence in your case, such as information stored on smartphones, hard drives or disks, or the cloud.
Corrie Sirkin
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Manassas, VA Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(571) 260-0999 9071 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Free ConsultationDivorce and Family
University of Virginia School of Law
Corrie Sirkin is a conscientious, energetic, smart and capable attorney. She has practiced family law exclusively throughout her career. She provides experienced services in areas of family law which include divorce, child custody, visitation, paternity, child support, equitable distribution, pre-marital agreements, spousal support, separation, pre-marital agreements, modification, post-judgment matters, and property settlement agreements. Corrie practices family law in Virginia and is also licensed in New Jersey and New York.

Her ability to problem solve in a rational, professional and courteous manner provides proven positive outcomes. There are many options for alternative dispute resolutions including settlement discussions, negotiation and mediation which may...
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.