Stephens City, Virginia Family Lawyers

Larry J Mayer
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Winchester, VA Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(540) 868-0750 2971 Valley Ave
Winchester, VA 22601
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Estate Planning and Securities
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Attorney Larry J. Mayer earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1992 from Widener Univ. School of Law, Delaware, with undergraduate education in Aeronautical Science and Business Administration – Finance. He worked in general aviation as a commercial pilot prior to law school. Admitted to practice law in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Colorado, his career includes internships with the Civil Division of the US Dept. of Justice and the Chief Counsel’s office for the Federal Aviation Administration. He also served as a litigation attorney in Philadelphia and Denver law firms. Since establishing his own...
Gerardo M DelGado
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Winchester, VA Family Law Attorney
(540) 632-0017 2 South Kent Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
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'...
Winchester, VA Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(540) 667-8735 125 W Boscawen St
Winchester, VA 22601
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Winchester, VA Family Law Attorney
(540) 667-9787 21 S Kent St
Winchester, VA 22601
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
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...
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...
Nicole O'Neal
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Manassas, VA Family Law Attorney
(571) 208-1267 9408 Grant Avenue #402
Manassas, VA 20110
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...
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...
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)....
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...
Anna Bristle
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Manassas, VA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(703) 454-0701 9200 Church Street
Suite 202
Manassas, VA 20110
Family and Divorce
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
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.
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...
Deborah McIntyre-Yurkovich
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Manassas, VA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(703) 659-1962 9315 Center Street, Suite 102
Manassas, VA 20110
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Education
George Mason University School of Law
Debbie McIntyre-Yurkovich is a founding partner of McIntyre DeFede Law PLLC. Her clients benefit from her many years of experience and knowledge garnered from prior cases and clients. Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich has represented individuals in a variety of matters throughout Northern Virginia. Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich is also the parent of a child with special needs, and she understands the unique circumstances that present legally, economically, and emotionally to parents of special needs children. Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich is proud that many of her client referrals come from her many satisfied current and past clients. She is equally proud that she...
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...
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. An attorney since 2001, Ms. Dino has litigated every type of family law case in the courts of Northern Virginia, including contested divorce, custody, support, and high value equitable distribution cases. Ms. Dino works in the firm’s office in Manassas, and represents clients in Manassas, Prince William County and all across Northern Virginia.

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...
Corrie Sirkin
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Manassas, VA Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(571) 260-0999 9071 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
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...
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.
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
Alyssa D. Phillips
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Warrenton, VA Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(540) 347-6595 27 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Family and Divorce
University of Baltimore School of Law
Jonathan Louis Kales
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney
(703) 896-7580 4000 Legato Road
Suite 1100
Fairfax, VA 22033
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Connecticut School of Law
Mr. Kales is a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine (B.A., 1994) and The University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., 1998). He concentrates and limits his practice to Virginia family law and domestic relations cases, including Collaborative Divorce and Collaborative Law, family mediation, preparation of separation and property settlement agreements, equitable distribution of property, child and spousal support, child custody and visitation, and prenuptial agreements. Having litigated family law cases for years, Mr. Kales helps clients to navigate their divorces with support and compassion, assisting them to reach the best solutions for themselves and their families.
Daniel Augustine Harvill
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Manassas, VA Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(703) 485-3111 9403 Grant Avenue, Suite 202
Manassas, VA 20110
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Divorce
George Mason University School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
Sharon R. Moss
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Manassas, VA Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(703) 335-9390 9324 Main Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Sharon Moss is an associate at Farrell & Croft, P.C. practicing family law and estate planning. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. In her estate planning practice, Ms. Moss drafts wills, trusts, advance medical directives, living wills, and powers of attorney.

A native Virginian, Ms. Moss is a military spouse, and has lived in many states over the last 16 years. She graduated cum laude in the top 20% of her class from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of...
William D. Ashwell
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Warrenton, VA Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(540) 347-6595 27 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Dayton School of Law
BAR ADMISSIONS
- Virginia, 2012
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia

EDUCATION
- University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
J.D. - 2012
Honors: Moot Court - Team Member, 2010-2011
- Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia
B.A. - 2008
Major: English

REPRESENTTIVE CASES
- Shepherd v. Conde, 797 S.E.2d 750 (Va. 2017)
- Chacey v. Garvey, 781 S.E.2d 357 (Va. 2015)

CLASSES/SEMINARS
- Land Use and Zoning: Navigate Land Use/Zoning Regulations, Permitting Issues, Disputes and More; National Business Institute,...
Douglas Sanderson
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Leesburg, VA Family Law Attorney with 41 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...
Anthony Charles Williams
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Manassas, VA Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(540) 657-0111 9256 Mosby St
Manassas, VA 20110
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.
Jennifer Porter
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Manassas, VA Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(703) 359-7111 9300 West Courthouse Road
Suite 204
Manassas, VA 20110
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
For nearly 20 years, Jennifer has successfully represented hundreds of people who have been injured through no fault of their own; people who were often just in the wrong place at the wrong time but suffered significant or catastrophic injuries as a result. Jennifer is in the unique position to provide excellent and informed representation to her clients and to maximize recovery for her clients, as a result of her years working as counsel for several of the country’s major insurance carriers.

Now, Jennifer helps injured individuals navigate the insurance claims and court system, thus enabling them to keep...
Amanda DeFede
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Manassas, VA Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(702) 659-1962 9315 Center Street
Suite 102
Manassas, VA 20110
Family, Divorce, Education and Juvenile
The University of Georgia School of Law
Ms. DeFede practices primarily in the areas of education law, family law, juvenile law and criminal defense. She has represented clients in all state courts in Northern Virginia, the Court of Appeals of Virginia, the Supreme Court of Virginia and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Ms. DeFede has extensive litigation experience in the areas of criminal law, ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies. Likewise, she has litigated nearly every facet of family law, such as protective orders, support, custody disputes and complex equitable distribution. Ms. DeFede has also represented clients...
Donna Dougherty
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Manassas, VA Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(703) 530-7022 9254 Mosby Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Family and Divorce
Cleveland State University
In January 2011, Donna opened Donna Dougherty Law within a few blocks of the Prince William County Courthouse. Her firm focuses on Family Law issues and she represents children in custody and abuse and neglect situations. She and her staff work as a team to advocate for their clientâs interests and in moving on to the next stage of their lives. In 2005, Donna began practicing law in Virginia focusing on civil litigation to include family and real estate litigation. Donna has fine-tuned her practice and focuses on family issues where marriages and/or relationships are dissolving and legal assistance...
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
Albert Bonin
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Fairfax, VA Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(703) 222-3333 4000 Legato Road #400
Fairfax, VA 22033
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
For more than 40 years, ShounBach has continued to establish itself as one of the best family law firms in Northern Virginia. The firm’s extensive team of Northern Virginia family law attorneys has more than 200 years of combined experience and handles all kinds of family law and divorce matters, from child custody to domestic violence. More information can be found on the firm’s extensive website.
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...
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 ...
Richard Martin Reed
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Manassas, VA Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(703) 530-8810 9200 Church Street
Suite 200
Manassas, VA 20110
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Prior to joining The Reed Law Firm, Mr. Reed graduated near the top of his class at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. During his time at Dickinson, Mr. Reed was privileged to serve on the Board of the Dickinson Law Review in the position of Notes Editor. His work experience includes clerkships with the United States Department of Justice, Civil Division and The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Mr. Reed also served as an associate at a large nationally recognized law firm for approximately six years. Mr. Reed is a member of the Virginia Bar and the Prince...
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
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
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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.

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