Oldhams, Virginia Family Lawyers

Christopher D. Robison
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Warsaw, VA Family Law Attorney
(804) 333-3130 6519 Richmond Road
P.O. Box 447
Warsaw, VA 22572
Family, Appeals, Criminal and Estate Planning
Loyola University New Orleans
We are a small law firm that handles all matters related to Criminal Law, including, felony and misdemeanor representation, DUI and other traffic related matters, assault and battery charges, domestic violence matters, drug crimes and property and theft crimes; child custody matters, child support matters and representation for claims brought by the Division of Child Support Enforcement; and Trust and Estates law, including, drafting wills, codicils, trusts and power of attorney documents. Our firm's smaller size enables us to focus on finding the most affordable way to fulfill the needs of each client. Our firm takes a personal interest in...
Samantha Bohannon
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West Point, VA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(804) 843-3656 704 Main Street
West Point, VA 23181
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Appalachian School of Law
Samantha Bohannon focuses her practice in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI, Traffic Violations, and Family Law. Before opening her own firm, Mrs. Bohannon served as a Magistrate for Region Six, which includes Richmond, Henrico, New Kent, Williamsburg, York/Poquoson, James City, Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, King and Queen, King William, West Point and Charles City. Mrs. Bohannon's prestigious position has given her a unique understanding on probable cause and common errors law enforcement officers typically make. Often times law enforcement has more than enough evidence to convict you, but that doesn't mean you're guilty. Not only is it the...
Lindsay Connolly
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(540) 370-4140 303 Charlotte Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Fredericksburg, VA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Family and Divorce
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Lindsay Connolly is an 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. Connolly works in the firm’s Fredericksburg office, and represents clients in Stafford, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg and surrounding areas.

Originally from Milford, Massachusetts, Ms. Connolly graduated magna cum laude from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. She then earned her law degree from David A. Clarke Law School in Washington, D.C., graduating summa cum laude and the top female in her class.

Ms. Connolly is a qualified...
Wesley Dean Wornom
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Stafford, VA Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(540) 659-1958 1259 Courthouse Rd.
Suite 203
Stafford, VA 22554
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Virginia School of Law
Lawyer with 35 years of experience (23 in divorce and family law - including 20 years in Virginia). Graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law - 1980, and the College of William and Mary - 1977 with a business degree. Practiced limited to the Commonwealth of Virginia in family law, (including divorce, custody, military divorces, CSRS, FERS, TSP, child support and spousal support). Provide one-on-one representation in Stafford, Spotsylvania County, City of Fredericksburg, and Prince William County. Practice solely in Virginia (Inactive member only in California, DC and Maryland).
Brenton Bohannon
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West Point, VA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(804) 843-3656 704 Main St
West Point, VA 23181
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Appalachian School of Law
Brenton Bohannon focuses his practice in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI, Traffic Violations, and Family Law. Before joining the firm, Mr. Bohannon served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for New Kent County Virginia, where he prosecuted hundreds of criminal and traffic cases in the Circuit, General District, and the Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Courts. His experience as a prosecutor, along with his psychology and education background, provide a unique perspective on how to best represent clients, whether he is defending a criminal case, litigating a contested divorce or resolving a child support issue. Before becoming an attorney,...
Nicole O'Neal
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(540) 370-4140 303 Charlotte Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Fredericksburg, VA Family Law Attorney
Family and Divorce
University of Richmond School of Law
Nicole O'Neal is an 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.

Originally from Rhode Island, Ms. O'Neal enlisted in the United States Navy in 2008 and served on active duty until 2015. Stationed in both Gulfport, Mississippi and Hampton Roads, Virginia, she completed two combat tours to Afghanistan, as well as an additional deployment to Japan focusing solely on humanitarian relief after the tsunami in 2011.

Ms. O'Neal became interested in family law when she was promoted to a non-commissioned...
Sarah Patras
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(540) 370-4140 303 Charlotte Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Fredericksburg, VA Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
Family and Divorce
University of Richmond School of Law
Sarah Patras is an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C. She practices exclusively family law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases, including a large number of contested cases.

Born in Nebraska, Ms. Patras grew up in Iowa and earned double B.A. degrees from Iowa State University. She then relocated to Virginia and graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law.

After law school, Ms. Patras clerked for one year for a Virginia Circuit Court judge, gaining valuable insight as to the inner workings of the Virginia judicial system. She then joined Livesay & Myers, P.C. and...
Matthew W. Kurylo
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Fredericksburg, VA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(540) 656-2210 910 Littlepage Street
Suite A
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Richmond School of Law
The Virginia attorneys of Kurylo Gold & Josey, PLC, assist clients with family law matters (Virginia divorce, child custody, support), Virginia criminal defense, traffic infractions, DUI/DWI, and estate planning (last will and testament, powers of attorney, advance medical directives). Located in the City of Fredericksburg, our lawyers offer Virginia legal services to clients in Caroline, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fredericksburg, Hanover, King George, Louisa, Orange, Prince William, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.
Britney McPheron
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Ashland, VA Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
9410 Atlee Commerce Boulevard, Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Richmond School of Law
I represent clients primarily in Family Law matters such as divorce, custody, visitation, spousal and child support, protective orders and the drafting of property settlement agreements.

Having witnessed my own parents’ divorce in my late teens, I have a unique perspective and experience that I am able to provide to my clients. I enjoy being able to counsel them through tough life transitions. Family law issues are some of the most difficult legal issues a person can face and I believe that it is important to treat every person and situation with respect. I am able to listen to my clients...
Maciej B. Zebrak
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Mechanicsville, VA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(804) 723-8238 9291 Laurel Grove Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
State University of New York - Buffalo
The Law Office of Maciej B. Zebrak provides quality legal services within the Greater Richmond area. Family Law matters are the primary focus of my law firm with an emphasis on Divorce and Child Custody and Visitation. I can also represent you in matters involving Wills and Criminal Defense, including Traffic, Misdemeanor and DUI cases.
Joseph T Brown
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Fredericksburg, VA Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(540) 786-7700 4026-B Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Richmond School of Law
Since 2001 Joseph T. Brown has provided aggressive, experienced, high quality legal representation to thousands of people charged with felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses or who have family law matters such as divorce, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support and protective order.
Allison Luck Bridges
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Hanover, VA Family Law Attorney
(804) 358-8000 13224 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, VA 23069
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Richmond School of Law
Representing individuals and families throughout the Richmond Metropolitan area, including Caroline, Hanover, Henrico, and Chesterfield Counties and the City of Richmond. My practice areas focus on adoption, family law, divorce, support, child custody and visitation, criminal and traffic law.
Eric Bradley Stone Esq.
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Fredericksburg, VA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(540) 657-0111 700 Princess Anne St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law
Eric Stone Law, PC, serves people in the cities of Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Quantico as well as Stafford County, Prince William County, and Spotsylvania County in Virginia
Cassie L. Baudean Esq
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Mechanicsville, VA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(804) 447-0146 8500 Bell Creek Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Employment and Estate Planning
University of Richmond School of Law
Raised in Hanover, Virginia, Cassie completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in two years, majoring in both international studies and political science. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law. Prior to establishing Baudean Law, Cassie clerked for the Honorable judges of Hanover Circuit Court, working closely with the judges and attorneys on a wide variety of legal issues. Cassie has dedicated her work towards helping clients navigate the legal process for a variety of situations. The majority of Cassie's practice is family law, including...
Tonya Gibbs
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Fredericksburg, VA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(540) 479-1966 705 Westwood Office Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
The Law Office of Tonya N. Gibbs, PLC (TNG Legal), has been happily serving the Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Culpeper areas since 2012. My law firm was built on a passion for helping people and the desire to provide quality legal representation you can trust, by providing attentive, quality service, and representation with a personal touch. This firm is committed to providing you and your legal issues the personal attention and quality representation you deserve. Let me help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system.
Jamie Leigh Allgood
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Ashland, VA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(804) 755-7599 Bowen Ten Cardani
9410 Atlee Commerce Blvd., Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
Regent University School of Law
My practice consists primarily of family law matters. People entrenched in a family law case-maybe a divorce or custody battle- often find this to be one of the most challenging seasons of their life. They are best served by an attorney who is truly invested in them. I work closely with my clients in creating a strategy that achieves my client’s goals in the most efficient and practical way possible. I am a skilled negotiator and an effective litigator, utilizing both of these tactics as needed.

I graduated from Christopher Newport University with a B.A. in Political Science, and I graduated...
Gary D. Godman
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Stafford, VA Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(540) 657-0111 1303 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA 22554
Family, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
College of William and Mary
Anthony Charles Williams
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Frredericksburg, VA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(540) 657-0111 700 Princess Ann St.
Frredericksburg, VA 22401
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
DePaul College of Law
Retired U.S. Marine Corps judge advocate practicing family law, criminal law, military law and general litigation.
Victoria Stoner
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Fredericksburg, VA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(540) 220-0866 3516 Plank Road Suite 104
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Richmond School of Law
Annalisa Stanton Feinman
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Ashland, VA Family Law Lawyer
(804) 755-7599 9410 Atlee Commerce Blvd
Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Aileen F. Lang
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Ashland, VA Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(804) 755-7599 9410 Atlee Commerce Blvd., Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Family and Divorce
University of Richmond School of Law
I am an attorney in a general practice law firm. The focus of my practice is domestic relations and civil litigation. I represent clients in complex custody and visitation cases, divorces, modification and enforcement of court orders and negotiation of settlement agreements.

I bring my real life experience to the practice of law. As a divorced parent and step-parent, I understand the financial and emotional challenges which can arise and the demands of co-parenting and blended families. I am a strong advocate of "sparing the children" and I am committed to creative problem solving which allows...
Scott David Cardani
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Ashland, VA Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(804) 755-7599 Suite 2
suite 105
Ashland, VA 23005
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Thanks for taking the time to visit my page. My goal as your attorney is to help you through the difficulty that has come your way. My passion is helping people—to help you get to the other side, so to speak, so that you can move forward with your life. I became a lawyer to help others with the difficulties that life promises. We all need help at some point in our life, whether it is for ourselves or for someone we care for. I like to say we provide shelter or...
Justin Scott McLeod
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Fredericksburg, VA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(540) 328-0794 910 Princess Anne Street
Suite 215
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Family, Collections, Criminal and Landlord Tenant
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Mr. McLeod grew up in North Texas before his undergraduate studies took him across the globe. Mr. McLeod graduated from Adelaide University (South Australia), receiving a B.A. degree in History. Returning to Texas, he then attended Texas Christian University and went on to comlpete an M.A. in History. Mr. McLeod then undertook his legal education at the University of the District of Columbia School of Law with the help of academic scholarships and grants and went on to graduate cum laude. During law school Mr. McLeod attained the prestigious position of Managing Editor of the University...
Mr. Michael P. Tittermary
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Ashland, VA Family Law Lawyer
(804) 752-0130 10035 Sliding Hill Road
Suite 102
Ashland, VA 23005
Family, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Richmond School of Law
Michael P. Tittermary graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a B.A. in Economics and Business, with Distinction, in 2005. In 2009, he earned his J.D. from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. During his final year of law school he was selected to serve as a student prosecutor with the Chesterfield County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office where he conducted motions, hearings, and trials in the general district and circuit courts and authored appellate briefs submitted to the Virginia Court of Appeals on behalf of the Commonwealth. Michael joined the firm after serving as the Law Clerk...
Alexandra 'Sandra' Bowen
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Ashland, VA Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(804) 755-7599 9410 Atlee Commerce Blvd, Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Family, Business, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Richmond School of Law
H. Van Smith
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Williamsburg, VA Family Law Attorney
(757) 941-4298 123 Bulifants Boulevard
Suite 1
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Family, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Van Smith focuses his practice on family law and estate planning, including divorce, custody and support matters. He is the sole owner of SMITH | STRONG, PLC, with offices in Richmond and Williamsburg, Virginia. Van’s family law practice resolves complex divorce, related tax and business issues, custody and support plans, property distribution, integrated solutions for wealth preservation and management post-separation, civil litigation, defense of juvenile and domestic relations court criminal matters, and estate planning. He also practices elder law, assisting families with planning effectively for nursing home costs. We recognize many of our family law clients are in...
William W. Smith III
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Ashland, VA Family Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(804) 755-7599 9410 Atlee Commerce Blvd.
Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Family, Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
University of Richmond School of Law
Ashland, VA Family Law Attorney
(804) 752-0130 11139 Air Park Rd
Ashland, VA 23005
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Fredericksburg, VA Family Law Lawyer
(540) 371-6220 1400 Princess Anne St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Family, Civil Rights, Criminal and Divorce
Ashland, VA Family Law Attorney
11139 Air Park Rd
Ashland, VA 23005
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Fredericksburg, VA Family Law Attorney
622 Greenbrier Ct
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Family, Administrative, Business and Employment
Wayne E. Holcomb
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Yorktown/Newport News, VA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(757) 656-1000 501 Village Avenue
Suite 104
Yorktown/Newport News, VA 23693
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
Regent University School of Law
Let me be the first to welcome you to Holcomb Law. Our firm is devoted to public outreach and education about the legal system, and I have written several articles and e-books on a variety of topics, including divorce, child custody, mediation, reckless driving, DUI defense, criminal defense and expungement of criminal records. We will provide this information to you, free of charge. Contact us any time to schedule your initial strategy meeting with one of our experienced attorneys. You might not be happy now, probably not, but I can almost guarantee that you will be happy with your Counsel...
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...
Kimberly Hughes Phillips
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Norfolk, VA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(757) 320-4133 109 E. Main Street, Suite 600
Norfolk, VA 23510
Family and Divorce
Regent University School of Law
I have practiced Family Law since graduating law school in 2005. I regularly provide counseling to clients on matters of divorce, equitable distribution, child custody and visitation, spousal and child support and adoptions. As an adoptive parent myself, I understand the blessing of building a family through the grace of adoption and I enjoy assisting families on this journey. I have had the great honor to meet my children's birth families and as a result I feel that I connect to both the adoptive parents as well as the birth parents, all of whom are making a...
Young S. Song
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Annandale, VA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(703) 354-1033 7002 Little River Turnpike, Ste. E
Annandale, VA 22003
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
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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Alexandria, VA Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(571) 328-5020 106 North Lee St
Alexandria, VA 22314
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...
Anneshia Miller Grant
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
Family and Divorce
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 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...
Andrew Tank
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(703) 865-8242 4250 Fairfax Drive #600
Arlington, VA 22203
Arlington, VA Family Law Attorney with 12 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...
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.

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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


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