Springfield, Virginia Family Lawyers

Timothy King
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Virginia Family Law 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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Tameka N. Casey
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Springfield, VA Family Law Lawyer
(703) 239-3221 6564 Loisdale Court
Suite 600-D
Springfield, VA 22150
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
Springfield, VA Family Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(703) 321-8360 7820 Ravenel Ct
Springfield, VA 22151
Family and Divorce
Burke, VA Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(703) 239-0855 5641 Burke Centre Pkwy
Burke, VA 22015
Family and Divorce
Springfield, VA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(202) 955-6230 8120 Bullock Ln
Springfield, VA 22151
Family, Business and Divorce
Springfield, VA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(703) 566-6145 6551 Loisdale Ct
Ste 750
Springfield, VA 22150
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Springfield, VA Family Law Lawyer
(703) 451-1521 8623 Reseca Ln
Springfield, VA 22152
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
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.
Michael Barrett
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Annandale, VA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(800) 400-2350 6920 Braddock Road
B620
Annandale, VA 22003
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence 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?
Deborah Nelson Arthur
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Annandale, VA Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(703) 658-6050 5031 Backlick Road
Annandale, VA 22003
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
George Mason University School of Law
Deborah N. Arthur has built a long-standing reputation in the Fairfax County, Virginia community for being an attorney with a drive for success. Earning her B.S. in Business Administration from George Mason University in 1977, she continued her education, earning her J.D. from George Mason University in 1982, after spending two years at the Department of Justice. Since then, she has assisted those in need of legal representation in matters concerning divorce, bankruptcy, personal injury, family law, and estate matters. So, what separates Mrs. Arthur from the crowd?
She understands that bad things sometimes happen to good people. That's why she...
Christopher Todd Mays
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Alexandria, VA Family Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(703) 665-0836 5680 King Centre Drive
Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22315
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Christopher Mays received his BS from Virginia Tech and JD from the George Washington University Law School. Chris has received various awards for his work as a family law attorney, including recognition as a “Top Lawyer” by Northern Virginia Magazine. He has lectured at Continuing Legal Education seminars for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and local bar associations in Northern Virginia. He has also written for the Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and co-authored written materials for Virginia CLE (Continuing Legal Education). As an attorney, Chris focuses his practice on representing individuals and families in matters relating...
Andrei J. Kublan
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Virginia Family Law Lawyer with 13 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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Michael L. Poe
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Alexandria, VA Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(703) 719-9292 6078 Franconia Road, Suite D
Alexandria, VA 22310
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Mike is a senior attorney with Arquilla & Poe with a practice focused on domestic relations and family law. Mike has extensive experience in the litigation of child custody, visitation and support issues; spousal support; equitable distribution of marital assets and debts; and the negotiation and preparation of property settlement agreements.

Mike is a graduate of the William & Mary School of Law. He has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in both Virginia and Washington D.C. in 2016-2019.
Emanuel N. Mpras
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Annandale, VA Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(703) 642-9042 7361 McWhorter Place
Suite 311
Annandale, VA 22003
Family, DUI and Immigration
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...
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...
Adriana F. Estevez
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(703) 829-6233 10615 Judicial Drive
Suite 102
Fairfax, VA 22030
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...
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...
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...
Catherine M. Reese
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(703) 279-5140 10300 Eaton Place
Suite 150
Fairfax, VA 22030
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Catherine “Kate” Reese focuses her practice on the full spectrum of family law matters in the Northern Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland regions. She has extensive trial experience in contested divorces, child custody and visitation matters, equitable distribution of assets, child and spousal support, and the negotiation and preparation of prenuptial and marital agreements. Ms. Reese is known to be an aggressive and resourceful litigator when representing clients’ best interests. When Ms. Reese identifies matters that can be resolved more amicably and without the costs of litigation, she highly recommends alternate dispute resolution options such as mediation, arbitration and collaborative...
James D. Livesay
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, 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)....
Carly Jehlen Hart
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(703) 934-8580 4085 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 302
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
George Mason University School of Law
Carly Jehlen Hart focuses her practice in the areas of criminal and traffic defense, domestic law, and civil litigation. Ms. Jehlen Hart has been practicing law since 2010 and joined the Firm as a Partner in 2019. As a lawyer, Carly appreciates being able to help her clients, and getting to know them, during what is usually a very difficult situation, and the opportunity to advocate for them not just in their litigation, but for them in their lives.
Ms. Jehlen Hart graduated from the University of South Florida with two Bachelors of the Arts degrees in Literature and Interdisciplinary Social...
Jason Alexander Weis
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(571) 328-5020 10300 Eaton Place
Suite 520
Fairfax, VA 22030
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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,...
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...
Wojtek P Wilczynski
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney
(571) 418-1985 10627 Jones Street, Suite 201-B
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning 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.
Rebecca Janet Wade
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Alexandria, VA Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(703) 836-9030 500 Montgomery St.
Suite 575
Alexandria, VA 22314
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Richmond School of Law
Partner Rebecca Janet Wade focuses on family law and criminal defense, representing clients in cases of divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, and alimony. She specializes in criminal and civil domestic violence cases, both defending clients who are facing that charge as well as representing victims of domestic violence. Ms. Wade has extensive experience with protective orders and laws involving physical abuse, assault and injury, emotional abuse, threats of violence, and more. Her work defending the mother of a young child left in a hot car seat received considerable media attention.

Ms. Wade grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, and graduated...
Matthew Smith
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Family and Divorce
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...
Shirin Afsous
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
Family
Suffolk University Law School
Shirin Afsous is as 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. Afsous works in the firm’s offices in Fairfax and Arlington, and represents clients in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and all across Northern Virginia.

Originally from Fairfax, Ms. Afsous earned her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, where she graduated cum laude with a Trial and Appellate Concentration, with distinction. Before law school, Ms. Afsous graduated cum laude from the University of...
Christopher Doyle
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Family Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
Family and Divorce
University of Richmond School of Law
Christopher Doyle is an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. He works in the firm’s offices in Fairfax and Leesburg, and represents clients in Fairfax County, Loudoun County and all across Northern Virginia.

Born in South Korea but adopted by American parents at six months old, Mr. Doyle was raised in Toms River, New Jersey. He graduated cum laude from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2009, earning a B.A. in Political Science & Public Policy.

Mr. Doyle’s plan going into college was to attend law school immediately afterward, but he instead found himself working in the...
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.
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...
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...
Maribel LaFontaine
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Arlington, VA Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(703) 522-2602 4601 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203
Free ConsultationFamily and Immigration
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Andrew Tank
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, 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...
Chidinma Harley
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(703) 896-7630 11166 Fairfax Boulevard
Suite 401
Fairfax, VA 22030
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
I am a client focused attorney licensed to practice law in Virginia, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I am an advocate, counselor and defender for my clients and I work to achieve the best results for the individuals who entrust their case in my hands. I began my legal career in New Jersey where I served as a Deputy Attorney General for several years; specializing in the area of child protection. After moving to the D.C. metro area I continued my legal career in Washington, D.C. where I worked on large scale...
Brianna D. Salerno
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(703) 865-4746 3975 University Drive #325 Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fairfax, VA Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
Family and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law
Brianna Salerno 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. Salerno works in the firm’s offices in Fairfax and Arlington, and represents clients in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and all across Northern Virginia.

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Salerno graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University before graduating in the top third of her class at George Mason University School of Law.

An attorney since 2010, Ms. Salerno is admitted to practice law in Virginia,...
Lynn Fletcher
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FALLS CHURCH, VA Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(703) 244-7717 400 S. Maple Ave.
Suite 210
FALLS CHURCH, VA 22046
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Duke University
I am dedicated to helping couples and families get through divorce in as constructive, thoughtful, amicable and cost-effective way as possible. I support my clients in finding solutions that will keep you and your family out of destructive, expensive court battles. I bring years of family mediation and collaborative divorce experience as well as specialized training and practice in parenting coordination. My focus is on helping you and your spouse to craft solutions that will work for your unique situation. My mission is to help you to make informed, thoughtful decisions about both your future and your children's future.
Laura C Dove
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Arlington, VA Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(703) 522-8100 Mullett Dove Meacham & Bradley, PLLC
1100 N. Glebe Rd, Suite 1060
Arlington, VA 22201
Family and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law
Laura Dove is an experienced Northern Virginia family law attorney who has exclusively focused her practice on domestic relations matters, including divorce, property distribution, child support and spousal support issues, custody and visitation, preparation of separation and property settlement agreements and all other aspects of family law. Her legal knowledge and experience spans a diverse range of complex family law issues, such as the valuation and distribution of business interests, military retirement benefits, financial investments, family trusts, imputation of income and spousal and child support matters involving unemployed or underemployed individuals, allegations of abuse, child custody evaluations, interstate...
Sonja Aoun
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Tysons Corner, VA Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(703) 883-0880 1921 Gallows Road
Suite 750
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Family and Divorce
Georgetown University Law Center
Sonja Aoun has been a family law attorney since 2001, and has added estate planning to her practice at Briglia Hundley, P.C. where she represents family law clients in all aspects of separation and divorce, including divorce planning/premarital agreements, collaborative divorces, negotiated settlements, and trials in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District courts and Circuit Courts, primarily in Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun County. She obtained her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center after graduating cum laude with a B.S. in Languages (Spanish) from Georgetown University. Starting in 2014, she has been named to the Virginia SuperLawyers...
Benjamin H. Carafiol
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(703) 397-8157 12660 Lake Ridge Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Woodbridge, VA Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
Family and Divorce
Wake Forest University School of Law
Jessica Leischner Friedman
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Alexandria, VA Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(703) 836-9030 500 Montgomery St.
Suite 575
Alexandria, VA 22314
Family and Divorce
Creighton University School of Law
Jessica L. Leischner is partner with Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC. As an accomplished family law attorney and litigator serving Northern Virginia, Ms. Leischner represents clients in Fairfax County, Alexandria City, Arlington County, Loudoun County, Stafford County, and Prince William County. Ms. Leischner’s practice is exclusively in the area of family law, including divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution, settlement agreements, property rights, post-divorce disputes and other family law matters. With the proximity to Washington, D.C., Ms. Leischner has extensive experience in cases involving federal government employees, military personnel, Foreign Service employees, including complex...
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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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