Our Family Lawyers
Livesay & Myers, P.C. has a team of experienced family law attorneys in Northern Virginia, each of them practicing exclusively family law. Be sure to read our client reviews, then examine the profiles of each of our family lawyers to find the one who is the best fit for you:
Stephanie Sauer is a senior divorce lawyer in our Fairfax office. She has earned a reputation as a no-nonsense, aggressive advocate for her clients. Ms. Sauer has litigated every type of family law matter in the courts of Northern Virginia. Her practice includes separation, divorce, custody, adoption and cases involving termination of parental rights.
Matthew Smith is a senior family law attorney in our Fairfax office. An attorney since 2005, he is the lawyer in the firm most experienced in navigating the Fairfax court system. In 2014, Mr. Smith received the prestigious BV Distinguished rating for ethical standards and legal ability from Martindale-Hubbell.
Anneshia Miller Grant is a senior divorce attorney in our Fairfax office. She is an experienced advocate for those undergoing divorce or custody proceedings in Northern Virginia. A former military spouse, Ms. Grant is also one of the firm’s leading military divorce lawyers. Ms. Grant is the mother of three children, ranging in age from 12 to 16.
David Marquardt is a senior family lawyer in our Fairfax office. An attorney since 2005, Mr. Marquardt is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. Married with three children, Mr. Marquardt is particularly attuned to the issues involved in child custody cases.
Laila Raheen is a family law attorney in our Fairfax office. She practices exclusively family law, handling separation, divorce, custody and support cases throughout Fairfax County and Northern Virginia. Originally from Canada, Ms. Raheen resides with her husband in Northern Virginia.
Pia Miller is a senior family lawyer in our Manassas office. An attorney since 2007, she has litigated every type of family law matter in Virginia. Having served as a judicial clerk at the Prince William County Circuit Court before entering private practice, Ms. Miller is the attorney in the firm most experienced in navigating the Prince William County courts.
Ariel Baniowski is a divorce lawyer in our Manassas office. She is known as an aggressive advocate for her clients in divorce, custody and support cases in Prince William County and surrounding areas. Ms. Baniowski combines a tireless work ethic with years of experience in family law and a passion for helping people through difficult circumstances.
Carolyn Eaton is a senior family lawyer in our Manassas office. An attorney since 1995, the mother of two, and a certified Guardian ad Litem, Ms. Eaton brings a valuable combination of legal and real world experience to her family law practice. She represents clients in separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases across Northern Virginia.
Amanda Stone Swart is a senior family lawyer in our Leesburg office. One of the firm’s most skilled trial attorneys, in 2010 Ms. Swart received the prestigious Trial Advocate of the Year award from the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. She represents clients in separation, divorce, custody and support cases across Loudoun County and Northern Virginia.
Jonathan McHugh is a custody and divorce lawyer in our Leesburg office. He has litigated every type of family law matter in the courts of Northern Virginia, including contested divorce, custody, child and spousal support cases. Mr. McHugh has particular expertise with divorce cases involving military or federal retirement and benefits.
Caitlyn Stubbs is a family lawyer in our Fredericksburg office. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, with a special focus on contested divorce, custody and support cases. Ms. Stubbs combines a love of the courtroom with a deep knowledge of family law, in pursuing the best results for each and every client.
Danielle Snead is a family law attorney in our Fredericksburg office. She is one of the firm’s most skilled courtroom advocates, with a relentless work ethic and a passion for family law. Originally from Texas, Ms. Snead now resides in Fredericksburg and represents clients in divorce, custody and support cases across the Fredericksburg area.
Benjamin Carafiol is our senior divorce lawyer in Fredericksburg. He has years of experience representing clients in the courts of Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania and surrounding areas. Knowledgeable in all areas of family law, he is particularly experienced with issues of military and government retirement.
What Our Clients Are Saying
“Ariel Baniowski and her paralegal, Tatyana Spurgeon were phenomenal…. [Ariel] works like a machine. She values time and your dollar. She argues with the perfect balance of logic, passion, and confidence. She is incredibly intelligent. If you’re lucky enough to work with her, feel confident that you have one of the best in the business. Most importantly to me, I always had the feeling that Ariel and Tatyana were as invested in my case as I was…. Finally, Ariel never told me what I wanted to hear just because I wanted to hear it. She always told me exactly what she thought was right. She’s not in it to be a people pleaser. She’s in it to win your case. I can’t thank Ariel, Tatyana, and Livesay and Myers enough for what they’ve accomplished for me and I highly recommend their services if you are going through a difficult time like I was.” – Andrew
“Amanda [Stone Swart] was a world of help during the dissolution of my marriage. She was very compassionate and caring. I was able to rely on her to have accurate information and quick responses to my questions. She was highly knowledgeable of what I needed to think about in regards to my future financially and the future of my children. Her advice helped establish a custody arrangement that was agreeable to both parties. Amanda was so supportive of me during the most difficult time of my life. Her dependability made me comfortable with the decisions I was making. There is no question that she had my best intentions in mind. I highly recommend her services.” – Carrie
“[Jonathan McHugh and his paralegal] made a phenomenal team during an emotionally draining legal action. Their combined approach ensured that I was completely confident in their professional skills, while they also conveyed compassion and empathy during the situation to its conclusion. They were forthright, direct, communicative, and honest throughout the entire process… I feel very fortunate to have been referred to L&M, and to have been served by this wonderful team, and would highly recommend them to anyone seeking legal representation.” – Bill
“I would recommend this firm, specifically Stephanie Sauer! I am sure anyone can agree that if you need an attorney you are most likely already in a stressful situation. She made this process seamless and I thank her for that. She went over and beyond to make sure I was taken care of start to finish. Great company, great people! Thank you!” – Kirsten W.
“I was impressed Anneshia Miller Grant’s achievements which I found on the law firm’s website when searching for lawyers. When I met with her, I had a feeling of confidence from her and reassurance by her… Ms. Grant was strong and calm and she guided me through a very difficult chapter of life… Ms Grant kept me informed throughout the whole process. Ms Grant is amazing attorney and I am very satisfied with her work. (Outstanding)” – Jerry “I was going through a separation when I obtained Matthew Smith, as my legal representative, at Livesay & Myers. It was truly a difficult time for me. Matt was patient, understanding, and helpful with my case. I am proud and thankful that he was on my side. I had never seen so much dedication, great rapport, impeccable work, and professionalism… I would definitely recommend Matthew Smith and Livesay & Myers to anyone in need of legal assistance in a divorce.” – Vicki R.
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