Our Family Lawyers
From offices in Fairfax, Leesburg, Manassas and Fredericksburg, the highly-rated family law attorneys at Livesay & Myers, P.C. represent clients across Northern Virginia. With over a dozen family lawyers plus a large team of support staff, the size and resources of our firm allow us to match you with an attorney perfectly suited to meet your needs. Whether you are looking for an aggressive attorney for a volatile divorce or heated custody battle, an experienced attorney for an adoption or other family law matter, or a quick, cheap uncontested divorce—we can help.
The strength of our team of family lawyers is reflected in our client reviews and recognition by various legal organizations. Several of our attorneys have been named Super Lawyers or Rising Stars Super Lawyers, and a number of them have achieved the prestigious 10.0 Avvo Rating.
Be sure to visit the comprehensive Family Law section of our website for answers to all your questions on Virginia family law, including divorce, separation, custody, visitation and support. Then examine the profiles of each of our family law and divorce attorneys to find the one who is the best fit for you:
Matthew Smith is our senior family lawyer in Fairfax, and a junior partner in the firm. An attorney since 2005, Mr. Smith is a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law and the University of Notre Dame. He has been named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in Virginia by the American Society of Legal Advocates and a Virginia Rising Stars Super Lawyer. Mr. Smith also holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo. He resides with his wife in Tysons Corner.
Laila Raheen is a Fairfax family lawyer. Ms. Raheen practices exclusively family law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody and support cases throughout Northern Virginia. She has earned a reputation as a no-nonsense, aggressive advocate for her clients. Ms. Raheen graduated with honors from the University of Toronto before graduating cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law. She resides with her husband in Northern Virginia.
David Marquardt is a family law attorney in Fairfax. An attorney since 2005, Mr. Marquardt has litigated every type of family law matter in the courts of Northern Virginia. He has written articles for numerous legal publications, including the Virginia Lawyer. In 2015, Mr. Marquardt received the prestigious AV Preeminent rating (the highest possible rating) for ethical standards and legal ability from Martindale-Hubbell. He is a husband and father of three children.
Anneshia Miller Grant is a family lawyer in Fairfax. An attorney since 2010, Ms. Grant handles every type of family law matter in Virginia, including divorce, custody and support cases. A former military spouse, she is also one of the firm’s leading military divorce lawyers. In 2014, Ms. Grant was named one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Virginia by the National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys. The mother of three children, she resides in Northern Virginia.
Caitlin Higgins is a family law attorney in Fairfax. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. Ms. Higgins was born in Massachusetts but raised in California. She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara before moving east for law school at Penn State University. Ms. Higgins received the Avvo Top Contributor Award in 2016. She resides in McLean, Virginia.
Ariel Baniowski is a custody and divorce lawyer in our Manassas office. Ms. Baniowski combines a tireless work ethic with years of experience in family law and a passion for helping people through difficult circumstances. She graduated from George Mason University before graduating summa cum laude from George Mason University School of Law. Ms. Baniowski was named a Virginia Rising Stars Super Lawyer in 2015. She resides in Prince William County.
Carolyn Eaton is a family law attorney in Manassas. 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. As a former attorney for the Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE), she has particular expertise in child support matters. With over twenty years of legal experience, Ms. Eaton is one of the most knowledgeable family law attorneys in the firm.
Sarah Collins is a family law attorney in Manassas. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases. Before entering private practice, Ms. Collins served for two years as a law clerk in the Prince William County Circuit Court. She is one of the most experienced attorneys in the firm in navigating the Prince William County court system. Ms. Collins is a resident of Manassas.
Amanda Stone Swart is a family law attorney 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. Originally from Iowa, Ms. Swart graduated summa cum laude from Creighton University before graduating from George Mason University School of Law. Ms. Swart resides in Loudoun County with her husband and daughter.
Jonathan McHugh is a family lawyer in Leesburg. Mr. McHugh handles divorce, custody and every type of family law matter in Virginia. He has particular expertise with divorce cases involving military or federal retirement and benefits. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. McHugh graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University before graduating from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law. He resides with his wife in Northern Virginia.
Danielle Snead is a family law attorney in our Fredericksburg office. A member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Ms. Snead is one of the firm’s most skilled trial attorneys, with a relentless work ethic and love of the courtroom. She graduated magna cum laude from the prestigious Spelman College before graduating cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law. Ms. Snead resides in Fredericksburg.
Caitlyn Stubbs is a Fredericksburg family lawyer. Ms. Stubbs is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, with a special focus on contested divorce, custody and support cases. She is a graduate of Shippensburg University and a cum laude graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School. 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.
Benjamin Carafiol is a senior family lawyer in Fredericksburg. An attorney since 2008, Mr. Carafiol is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in the courts of Northern Virginia. He is also one of the leading military divorce lawyers in the firm. Mr. Carafiol is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law and the College of William & Mary. He resides with his wife and daughter in Spotsylvania.
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