Virginia Family & Divorce Lawyers
From offices in Fairfax, Fredericksburg and Manassas, the divorce lawyers at Livesay & Myers represent clients across Northern Virginia.
A divorce or custody battle can be a stressful and traumatic experience. The best attorneys can alleviate some of the emotional burden. Our experienced lawyers can give you peace of mind, by providing a steady hand throughout settlement negotiations and, if necessary, trial.
Our attorneys handle every type of family law matter in Virginia:
Contested Divorce. Our lawyers have years of experience with contested cases under each of the fault-based grounds for divorce in Virginia, including adultery, cruelty (mental or physical); and desertion (actual or “constructive”).
Uncontested Divorce. We also handle uncontested divorces, under the no-fault grounds of (1) separation for at least twelve months or (2) separation for at least six months, with a separation agreement and no minor children. Our attorneys handle many uncontested divorce cases for a flat fee of just $599.
Separation Agreements. Our divorce attorneys are experienced in the drafting and negotiation of separation agreements, which are used in Virginia to resolve any marital issues and pave the way for an uncontested divorce.
Child Custody and Visitation. Our custody lawyers are experienced in the special issues that arise in custody and visitation cases, including both initial custody determinations and cases involving relocation of custodial parents or modification of prior court orders.
Spousal Support. Spousal support issues arise in divorces where the parties have been married for a substantial length of time and there is a significant gap in their incomes. In these cases, determination of a proper amount and duration of spousal support can become very difficult. Our attorneys are intimately familiar with the factors considered by courts in establishing spousal support, and with the important tax consequences often intertwined with alimony.
Child Support. Our family lawyers are also experienced in handling every type of child support matter, from calculation of support under Virginia’s statewide guidelines to income imputation where one party is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed.
Equitable Distribution. Virginia is an equitable distribution state, meaning that the court has the authority in any divorce to classify the property of the parties as separate, marital or hybrid, to distribute any jointly owned marital property between the parties, and to grant a monetary award to either party to ensure an “equitable distribution” of marital property and debts. Our divorce lawyers are experienced with every type of equitable distribution case, including complex and high value cases.
Military Divorce & Federal Government Divorce. Our attorneys are intimately familiar with the unique issues that arise in military divorce cases, including retired pay, disability pay, Tricare benefits and the Survivor Benefit Plan. They are also experienced with cases involving federal government employees, with expertise in the areas of federal retirement division and survivor annuities.
Protective Orders. Our attorneys represent both parties in protective order cases, including court hearings on preliminary protective orders and full protective orders.
Adoption. Our lawyers are experienced in representing biological and adopting parents through stepparent, agency and parental placement adoptions. They can guide you through the intricacies of the adoption process, including home studies and the adoption revocation period.
Premarital Agreements. Our attorneys are experienced in drafting, reviewing and negotiating premarital agreements or “prenups.” Our attorneys can help you draft a premarital agreement, or can advise you as to whether to sign a prenup presented to you by a prospective spouse.
Our Family Lawyers
Livesay & Myers has a team of experienced family and divorce lawyers across offices in Fairfax, Fredericksburg and Manassas, representing clients across Northern Virginia. Whether you are looking for a senior lawyer for a volatile contested divorce in Virginia, an experienced adoption lawyer, an aggressive attorney for a heated custody battle, or a more junior attorney to handle a quick, cheap uncontested divorce—we can help. 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.
Spring Consultation Special. For a limited time, schedule an initial 1-hour consultation with one of our family and divorce lawyers for just $150. Contact us today to take advantage of this discounted rate.