Fairfax Divorce Lawyers & Immigration Attorneys
The Fairfax divorce lawyers and immigration attorneys at Livesay & Myers represent clients throughout Fairfax County and Northern Virginia.
A good lawyer knows the law, a great lawyer knows the judge—and the court system. Nowhere is that more true than Fairfax County, Virginia. The court system in Fairfax is the largest and most demanding in Virginia. Fairfax divorce and custody cases follow a detailed set of rules and procedures unique to Fairfax County. These cases offer special challenges for every attorney—but can be particularly difficult for lawyers from outside jurisdictions. Livesay & Myers has a team of Fairfax divorce lawyers who practice in Fairfax County every day, who live and breathe the local rules, who know the judges, the system and the law.
What Makes Fairfax Cases Different? Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in Virginia, with over 1.1 million residents as of the 2012 census. Over the years, the Fairfax court system has developed its own specialized set of rules to meet the needs of that large population with the resources at its disposal. The Fairfax courts have evolved into a well-oiled machine with mechanisms in place to streamline the litigation process. For example, Fairfax divorce cases follow an elaborate set of rules laid out in the Fairfax Circuit Court Practice Manual. That tome lays out specific procedures for everything that might happen in a divorce case, from the initial filing through trial. The rules cover every conceivable aspect of a Fairfax divorce—right down to specifying that certain types of court pleadings are to be filed on specific types of colored paper.
These requirements may seem overwhelming to attorneys from outside jurisdictions. But to our Fairfax divorce lawyers, who practice in Fairfax County every day, these local rules have long ago become routine. Our attorneys are right at home litigating cases in the Fairfax system.
Fairfax Divorce Lawyers
Partner James Livesay leads our team of experienced Fairfax divorce lawyers. Each of our family lawyers practice exclusively family law, and is supported by an experienced paralegal. Our custody and divorce lawyers have years of experience handling every type of family law case in the courts of Fairfax and Northern Virginia, including: separation, divorce, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution, adoption, and termination of parental rights.
Our size and resources allow us to match you with a divorce lawyer in Fairfax perfectly suited to meet your needs. We have attorneys experienced with complex and high value equitable distribution cases, and others whose practice is focused on issues of child custody, visitation and support. Our divorce attorneys are intimately familiar with issues of Virginia spousal support, as well as retirement division, including government and military retirement. We have several military divorce lawyers, representing both servicemembers and spouses. Whatever concerns you have in your divorce or custody case, we can help. Be sure to review the profiles of each of our family lawyers to find the one who is the best fit for you.
Our attorneys not only practice family law, but also write about it—each of our Fairfax divorce lawyers have written extensively on family law topics for our blog, including articles such as:
- Navigating The Fairfax County Courts
- Procedures For Pendente Lite Hearings In Fairfax County
- The Discovery Process In Fairfax County
To find answers to your legal questions in Virginia divorce and family law, visit the Family Law section of our website, or simply use the “Search Our Site” button to the right of this page.
Fairfax Immigration Attorneys
Senior immigration attorney Jennifer Varughese leads our team of Fairfax immigration lawyers. Our immigration attorneys have represented immigrants from over 80 countries and in every type of immigration law matter, including complicated cases related to citizenship, deportation, family-based and employment-based green cards, waivers and nonimmigrant visas.
Our Fairfax Office
Our Fairfax office is open Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5:30 pm. It is located at 3975 University Drive in Fairfax, just half a mile from the Fairfax County Judicial Center:
Our Fairfax divorce lawyers and immigration attorneys represent clients from every town and community within Fairfax County, including Chantilly, Springfield, Centreville, Reston, Dunn Loring, Herndon, Burke, Annandale, Merrifield, Mount Vernon, Vienna, Lorton, Oakton, Great Falls, Fairfax Station and McLean, as well as Arlington County and the cities of Fairfax, Falls Church and Alexandria.