Benjamin H. Carafiol

Attorney Ben CarafiolBen Carafiol is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers. He practices exclusively Family Law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody and support cases in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George and surrounding areas.

As one of the leading military divorce lawyers in the firm, Mr. Carafiol 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. He has written extensively on these topics for our Blog.

Ben Carafiol resides with his wife and daughter in Spotsylvania, Virginia. He works out of the firm’s office in Fredericksburg.

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia State Bar, 2008
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2010

Legal Writing:

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association

Professional Experience:

  • Livesay & Myers, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2009–Present
  • The Law Offices of Robert Weed, Associate Attorney, 2009

Speaking Engagement:

  • On October 29, 2013, Mr. Carafiol taught a class on Virginia family law as part of the Introduction to Law and Legal Writing course at Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Law School: Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2008

Honors and Activities: Wake Forest Law Review

College: College of William & Mary, B.A., 2004

Honors and Activities: Graduated cum laude; received the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, Second Congressional District, Missouri; Monroe Scholar, The College of William and Mary; Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Science Honor Society; Golden Key International Honour Society

Born: St. Louis, Missouri

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