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:

Family Law Attorney James LivesayPartner James Livesay heads the family law practice at Livesay & Myers. After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998, he served as a Navy JAG officer for three years before entering private practice as a family law attorney in 2001. Today he advises the divorce lawyers in each of the firm’s offices.


Fairfax Divorce Attorney Matthew SmithMatthew 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. 

Virginia Divorce Lawyer Stephanie SauerStephanie 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.

Manassas Divorce Lawyer Carolyn EatonCarolyn Eaton is our senior family lawyer in Manassas, with almost twenty years of legal experience. She represents clients in divorce and other family law cases throughout Manassas, Prince William County and Northern Virginia, with a special focus on cases involving child custody, visitation and support. 

Fairfax Divorce Lawyer Anneshia Miller GrantAnneshia Miller Grant is a divorce attorney in our Fairfax office. She is an experienced advocate for those undergoing separation, 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. 

Fairfax Divorce Lawyer Julia JonesJulia Jones is a family lawyer in our Fairfax office. She handles separation, divorce, custody and support cases throughout Northern Virginia. Ms. Jones is also one of the firm’s leading military divorce attorneys, representing both servicemembers and spouses. Originally from California, Ms. Jones now resides with her husband in Arlington. 

Manassas Divorce Lawyer Ariel BaniowskiAriel 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.

Manassas Divorce Attorney Jonathan McHughJonathan McHugh is a family law attorney in our Manassas 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.


Fredericksburg Divorce Lawyer Ben CarafiolBenjamin 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.

Fredericksburg Divorce Attorney Danielle SneadDanielle 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.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“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.

“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 did a lot of research on every attorney for child custody in the Fairfax area before calling Livesay & Myers, P.C…. I was assigned with Julia Jones and her paralegal Kimberly Cross, they were amazing! She did everything to help me. She was extremely knowledgeable and detailed with every aspect of my case…” – Quinette N.

“[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

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Divorce Lawyers in Northern Virginia
Divorce Attorneys in Northern Virginia
Family Lawyers in Northern Virginia
Family Law Attorneys in Northern Virginia

Our Locations
Fairfax Office
3975 University Dr #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Manassas Office
9408 Grant Ave #402
Manassas, VA 20110
Fredericksburg Office
308 Wolfe St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401