Fredericksburg Criminal, Immigration & Divorce Lawyers
Livesay & Myers has a team of family law, criminal, immigration and divorce lawyers in Fredericksburg, representing clients in Stafford, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg and all across Northern Virginia.
Courts in the Fredericksburg-Stafford area differ significantly from those in the larger jurisdictions to the north. The practices, procedures and expectations of courts in these jurisdictions are not always written down somewhere in a book. Many of them are learned only through years of experience in the courts and before certain judges. Our criminal and divorce lawyers in Fredericksburg practice in these courts every day—they know the local judges and the local system.
Fredericksburg Divorce Lawyers
Family law cases in the Fredericksburg-Stafford area follow their own rhythms, in tune with the demands of local jurisdictions and the expectations of our local judges. Representation by an experienced local attorney, familiar with the local rules, judges and attorneys in the area, can be the key to success.
Livesay & Myers has a team of family lawyers in Fredericksburg, with many years of combined experience in the courts of Stafford, Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg:
Partner James Livesay leads our divorce attorneys in Fredericksburg. 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 lawyer in 2001. Mr. Livesay was named a Virginia Super Lawyer in 2014 and received the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award in 2013. He resides in Fredericksburg with his wife and three children.
Ben Carafiol is a senior family lawyer in Fredericksburg. He practices exclusively family law, and has years of experience in the courts of Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania and surrounding areas. Knowledgeable in all areas of family law, Mr. Carafiol is particularly experienced with issues of military and government retirement. He resides with his wife and daughter in Spotsylvania, Virginia.
Danielle Snead is a custody and divorce lawyer in Fredericksburg. She practices exclusively family law, with a special emphasis on contested custody and divorce cases. Originally from Texas, Ms. Snead graduated magna cum laude from the prestigious Spelman College before graduating cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law. She now resides in Fredericksburg.
These attorneys are supported by paralegals Ashley Constant (who has 7 years experience as a family law paralegal) and Heather O’Brien (who has 19 years experience as a paralegal, including 3 in family law).
Our family lawyers in Fredericksburg handle every type of family law case in the courts of Virginia, including divorce, custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, and equitable distribution cases. They are also experienced with premarital agreements, adoptions, name changes and protective orders. To learn more about the law as it applies to your separation, divorce, custody, support or other family law case, visit the Family Law section of our website.
Fredericksburg Criminal Lawyers
The Fredericksburg-Stafford area is no place to go it alone if you are charged with a crime. In addition to jail time, fines and other penalties set by state law, conviction on criminal charges in Virginia can impact one’s career, security clearance and insurance costs. Courts in Fredericksburg and surrounding jurisdictions are particularly aggressive in prosecuting and punishing most crimes; Stafford County, in fact, is known as one of the harshest jurisdictions in Virginia.
Partner Ghislaine Storr Burks is our lead criminal lawyer in Fredericksburg. She has years of experience defending clients in the courts of Virginia against every type of criminal charge, with a special focus on serious felonies including sex crimes, violent crimes and drug charges. An attorney since 2005, Ms. Burks has earned a reputation as one of the most formidable trial lawyers in the firm for her skills in the courtroom.
If you are facing felony, misdemeanor or traffic charges in the Fredericksburg area, start the process by visiting the Criminal Law section of our website. There you will find answers to all your legal questions. Then, contact us for a free, confidential consultation regarding your case.
Fredericksburg Immigration Lawyers
Our Fredericksburg Office
Our Fredericksburg office, open Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5:30 pm, is located at 308 Wolfe Street in downtown Fredericksburg:
Our criminal lawyers offer free consultations for those facing charges in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania and surrounding jurisdictions. Our divorce lawyers currently offer initial one-hour consultations at the discounted rate of $150. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys today.