Ashburn, Virginia Family Lawyers

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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Timothy King
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Virginia Family Law Attorney

Charleston School of LawVirginia
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Ashburn, VA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(301) 807-6561 44370 Boxford Terrace
Ashburn, VA 20147
Family, Business and Divorce
Ashburn, VA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
44185 Paget Terrace
Ashburn, VA 20147
Family and Divorce
South Texas College of Law
Amanda Stone Swart
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(571) 291-3190 113 E Market St #110
Leesburg, VA 20176
Leesburg, VA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
Family and Divorce
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...
James D. Livesay
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(571) 291-3190 113 E Market St #110
Leesburg, VA 20176
Leesburg, VA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
Family and Divorce
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)....
Jonathan P. McHugh
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(571) 291-3190 113 E Market St #110
Leesburg, VA 20175
Leesburg, VA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
Family and Divorce
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...
Adriana F. Estevez
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Leesburg, VA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(571) 252-9322 19 East Market Street
Suite 203
Leesburg, VA 20176
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce 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...
Cheryl K. Graham
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Leesburg, VA Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(703) 443-9360 116 Edwards Ferry Road NE
Suite E
Leesburg, VA 20176
Family and Divorce
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 Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Family and Divorce
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...
Ryan Schmalzle
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Leesburg, VA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(703) 722-0717 102 North king Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence 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...
Syed Wali Raheen
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Chantilly, VA Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(703) 544-0050 4229 Lafayette Center Dr
Suite 1300
Chantilly, VA 20151
Family, Business, Divorce and Personal Injury
Fordham University School of Law and New York Law School
After completing his undergrad with honors at the University of Toronto in Canada, Mr. Raheen moved to New York and attained his Juris Doctorate Law Degree (J.D.) and Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) at the New York Law School and Fordham University School of Law, respectively. Following his post-doctorate graduation, Mr. Raheen worked with the prestigious NY law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, where he gained and reflected their successful motto of attention to detail in high quality work product. Mr. Raheen and his family moved closer to family in the DC...
Andrei J. Kublan
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Virginia Family Law 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 Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(703) 777-1349 116 Edwards Ferry Rd NE, Suite P
Leesburg, VA 20176
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
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...
Joseph Beale
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Aldie, VA Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(571) 335-3735 25817 Racing Sun Drive
Aldie, VA 20105
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
American University Washington College of Law
Joseph H. Beale has been providing exceptional legal services for individuals and families in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia for more than twenty years. Every client is important and with you he will develop a client centered strategy that fits your unique circumstances in order to meet your goals and achieve the best possible outcome for you in a cost effective, ethical and efficient manner. He believes in building strong and lasting relationships with clients based on trust, open communication and delivering results. He has a solid reputation as a skilled litigator and negotiator, earning a perfect 10...
Douglas Sanderson
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Leesburg, VA Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(703) 934-1122 McCandlish & Lillard, P.C.
212 E. Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Family, Business, Divorce 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...
Brian Mitchell Hirsch
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Reston, VA Family Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(703) 481-6063 12110 Sunset Hills Rd
Reston, VA 20190
Family and Divorce
American University, Washington College of Law
Brian has been a divorce attorney litigating and settling cases in Northern Virginia since 1985, and is certified by the Virginia Supreme Court in Family Mediation. He is listed in "The Best Lawyers in America", Washingtonian magazine's Top Divorce Lawyers, Northern Virginia magazine’s Top Divorce Lawyers and Virginia Business magazine's "Legal Elite".

He is the editor of the Virginia Family Law Quarterly, the official publication of the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. Brian is a past Chair of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section Board of Governors. He has been a Fellow of the American Academy of...
Michael Jeremiah Seck
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Leesburg, VA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(571) 510-3331 5 Wirt Street, SW
Suite 204
Leesburg, VA 20175
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Michael J. Seck, Esquire born Ann Arbor, Michigan; admitted to Virginia bar October 12, 2001, Supreme Court of Virginia, October 29, 2001, Supreme Court of New Jersey, December 7, 2002, United States District Court, District of New Jersey, December 31, 2001 Education: Elon College, North Carolina (B.A., Politics, August 1996); The Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Michigan, (Juris Doctor, January 2001) Practice Areas: Criminal Law; Adult and Juvenile Felonies and Misdemeanors; Driving While Intoxicated; Traffic Law; Divorce; Domestic Relations; Adoption; Civil Litigation; Landlord/Tenant; Business & Corporate Law; Wills and Estates; HOA Disputes; Consumer Protection; Products Liability; Personal Injury ...
Robert D. Moreton
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Herndon, VA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(703) 437-7305 297 Herndon Parkway
Suite 203
Herndon, VA 20170
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Nova Southeastern University
Robert D. Moreton dedicates his practice to domestic relations and bankruptcy law.

While family law and bankruptcy issues can be overwhelming and emotionally draining, Mr. Moreton takes a practical approach to each of his cases, working with client to determine their priorities and develop a strategy tailored to the unique needs and circumstances of their case. Mr. Moreton understands that there is no substitution for hard work and preparation when it comes to resolving complex and emotional issues.

Mr. Moreton represents clients in Circuit Courts and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts throughout Northern Virginia. He also represents individual and...
Nan M. Joseph
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Leesburg, VA Family Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(703) 777-7740 120 Edwards Ferry Road Northeast
Leesburg, VA 20176
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Richmond School of Law
Elizabeth S. Vaughan
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Leesburg, VA Family Law Attorney
(703) 443-9360 116 Edwards Ferry Road Ste. E
Leesburg, VA 20176
Family
Elizabeth Vaughan believes that everyone who walks into a family lawyer’s office needs three things: A good listener, an educated counselor, and a fierce advocate. By first getting to know her clients and understanding what is important to them, Elizabeth then works with clients to make a plan that achieves their goals and takes the anxiety out of the court process. Elizabeth has practiced law in Virginia for fourteen years.

Elizabeth is a graduate of Penn State University and William and Mary Law School. In addition to divorce, custody, and support matters, Elizabeth has a particular expertise in adoption and child...
Sachin Kori
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Herndon, VA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(703) 435-0043 1035 Sterling Road, Suite 103
Herndon, VA 20170
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Juvenile
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Rachel Fierro
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Herndon, VA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
1035 Sterling Road, Suite 103
Herndon, VA 20170
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Attorney Rachel Fierro received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Maine and her Juris Doctorate from the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. Her primary practice areas are Family Law, Traffic and Criminal Law. She has been practicing for over 14 years. She is admitted to practice in Virginia, U.S. District Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Rebecca Lynne Melone
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Reston, VA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(703) 995-9900 12110 Sunset Hills Road
Suite 600
Reston, VA 20190
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Toledo
Steve Garver
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Reston, VA Family Law Lawyer
(703) 665-7592 11702 Bowman Green Dr.
Suite 200
Reston, VA 20190
Family and Divorce
Beth M McCord Paleos
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Leesburg, VA Family Law Lawyer
(703) 498-1365 P.O. Box 264
Leesburg, VA 20178
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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.
Danell J. Palladine Esq.
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Leesburg, VA Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(703) 829-7701 Law Office of Danell J. Palladine, PLLC
116-R Edwards Ferry Road
Leesburg, VA 20176
Family, Business, Construction and Divorce
Jennifer Tomac
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Leesburg, VA Family Law Attorney
(703) 595-2677 102 N. King St.
Leesburg, VA 20176
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Cherise Dyann Loy
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Reston, VA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(703) 815-0000 1984 Isaac Newton Square West
Suite 206
Reston, VA 20190
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Cherise Dyann Loy, formerly Cuevas is an attorney handling Collaborative, Family & Personal Injury Law. Our firm helps with Consent & Step-Parent Adoptions, International Adoptions, Re adoption, Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions, Abuse & Neglect, CPS/Department of Family/Child Protective Services Cases, Child Custody, Divorce, Support, Alimony, Separation Agreements, Uncontested Divorce, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Prenuptial Agreements, Post-Nuptial Agreements, Name Changes, Birth Certificate Corrections.
Spencer Beckman
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Leesburg, VA Family Law Lawyer
(703) 722-0717 203 Harrison Street, SE, Suite H
Leesburg, VA 20175
Family
Steven Goldman
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(571) 328-5020
Ext. 104
10300 Eaton Place, Suite 520
Fairfax, VA 22030
Family and Divorce
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...
Michael Christopher Miller
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Vienna, VA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(703) 883-3707 1945 Old Gallows Road
Suite 205
Vienna, VA 22182
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Sean R Hanover
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Lawyer
(800) 579-9864 2751 Prosperity Ave.
Suite 150
Fairfax, VA 22031
Family, Business, Criminal and Employment
Attorney Hanover has been working in the legal arena since graduating with double Master Degrees in Employment Law (HR) and Union Law (Industrial Relations) in 1996. He obtained his JD from the University of the District of Columbia in 2008 and maintains a vibrant practice focusing on immigration, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and business law. In a twist he never saw coming, Mr. Hanover has become accomplished at defending gang members and individuals convicted of drug offenses in immigration court. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Hanover also owns an IT consulting company, HHC, Inc. based in Fairfax, VA. This company...
Ryan Rambudhan
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(703) 273-6431 4010 University Dr
#102
Fairfax, VA 22030
Family, Criminal, Divorce 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...
Jamel Rowe
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
Family and Divorce
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Jamel Rowe 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, visitation, support and adoption cases. Ms. Rowe works in the firm’s Fairfax office, and represent clients in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington and all across Northern Virginia.

Ms. Rowe earned her J.D. from William & Mary Law School in 2012, after earning her B.A. from the College of William & Mary in 2007.

After graduating from law school, Ms. Rowe received a one-year legal fellowship with the National Council For Adoption...
Andrew Tank
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
Family and Divorce
University of Richmond School of Law
Andrew Tank is a lead senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. Mr. Tank works in the firm’s offices in Fairfax and Arlington, and represents clients all across Northern Virginia.

Mr. Tank is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, equitable distribution, custody, visitation and support cases.


An attorney since 2007, Mr. Tank has firmly established himself as a leader in the Northern Virginia legal community. He has been an active member of the Virginia State Bar’s Young Lawyers Conference, serving as Program Chair for the Bar’s annual meeting from...
Alisa Chunesphisal
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Family and Divorce
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Alisa Chunephisal is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. Her practice covers every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases. Ms. Chunephisal works in the firm’s offices in Fairfax and Manassas, and represents clients in Fairfax County, Prince William County and all across Northern Virginia.

Ms. Chunephisal grew up in Northern Virginia, attending Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington and James Madison University in Harrisonburg. She moved to Scottsdale, Arizona after her college graduation, but returned to the DC area to attend law school.

Ms. Chunephisal earned...
Sarah C. Collins
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Manassas, VA Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(703) 361-8246 9255 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110
Family, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
George Mason University School of Law
Sarah Collins is a partner at The Manassas Law Group, P.C., practicing family law and criminal law. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody, and support cases. Ms. Collins represents clients in Manassas, Prince William County, and all across Northern Virginia. Before entering private practice, Ms. Collins served for two years as a law clerk in the Prince William County Circuit Court.
Abby McNelis
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
Family and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law
Abby McNelis is an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. Her practice covers every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases. Ms. McNelis works in the firm’s Fairfax office, and represents clients in Fairfax County and all across Northern Virginia.

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Ms. McNelis graduated from The Pennsylvania State University before graduating from George Mason University School of Law. As a law student, Ms. McNelis won the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Trial Advocacy Award.

After graduating from law school in 2018, Ms. McNelis completed a one-year judicial...
Melannie H. Dino
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(571) 208-1267 9408 Grant Avenue #402
Manassas, VA 20110
Manassas, VA Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
Family and Divorce
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...
Laila Raheen
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(571) 208-1267 9408 Grant Avenue #402
571-208-1267
Manassas, VA 20110
Manassas, VA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
Family and Divorce
University of Richmond School of Law
Laila Raheen is a lead senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. Ms. Raheen is known as a no-nonsense, aggressive advocate for her clients. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia.

Ms. Raheen is a graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law (cum laude) and the University of Toronto (with honors).

Ms. Raheen began her legal career in 2013 at a general practice law firm in Chantilly, Virginia. Working for several different firms in Northern Virginia over the next two years, she gained valuable experience in civil litigation and...
Joan Heishman Proper
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Manassas, VA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(703) 291-6660 Judiciary Place
9300 W. Courthouse Road, Suite 202
Manassas, VA 20110
Family, Education and Juvenile
George Mason University School of Law
In addition to representing clients in education, juvenile, family law and guardianship and conservatorship matters, Joan is also certified as a Guardian Ad Litem for incapacitated adults. She is qualified to represent incapacitated adults in guardianship, conservatorship, and family law matters.
Matthew Joseph Yao
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(703) 828-5299 10615 Judicial Drive, Suite 102
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationFamily, Elder, Estate Planning and Immigration
University of Virginia School of Law
I am located in Fairfax, Virginia and serve the Northern Virginia area. My practice focuses primarily on Juvenile and Family Law, Immigration Law, and Elder Law.
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