April 20th, 2020
Northern Virginia’s Family Law Firm
The award-winning family law and divorce attorneys at Livesay & Myers, P.C. represent clients in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Leesburg, Loudoun, Manassas, Prince William, Stafford, Fredericksburg and all across Northern Virginia.
Our size and resources allow us to match you with a family law attorney perfectly suited to meet your needs. Whether you are looking for an aggressive attorney for a volatile divorce or heated custody battle, a more junior lawyer to handle a quick, cheap uncontested divorce, or an experienced attorney for an adoption or other family law matter—we can help.
Our attorneys handle every type of family law matter in Virginia:
Divorce. Our attorneys have years of experience with contested divorce cases under each of the fault-based grounds in Virginia, including adultery, cruelty (mental or physical) and desertion (actual or “constructive”). 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. For more information, see our Guide to Divorce in Virginia.
Child Custody and Visitation. Our attorneys are veterans of many tough custody battles, fighting on behalf of mothers, fathers and grandparents in custody cases across Northern Virginia. We have expertise both with initial custody determinations and also cases involving relocation of custodial parents or modification of prior court orders. For more information on Virginia custody and visitation law, including the types of custody in Virginia, the factors used by courts in deciding custody, modification, relocation and denial of visitation, see our Guide to Custody in Virginia.
Separation. Unlike many other states, Virginia does not have legal separations granted by courts. However, a married couple may enter into a separation agreement, stipulating that they will live apart and divide their property and debts in a certain way. These agreements usually resolve any other outstanding issues, such as child custody and visitation, child support and spousal support. With such an agreement in place, once the parties have separated and lived apart for six months (with no minor children) or twelve months (with minor children), either party may then file for divorce on the ground of separation. For more information, see our Guide to Separation in Virginia.
Child Support. Child support cases in Virginia range from very simple matters involving routine application of the Virginia child support guidelines, to very complex cases involving the imputation of income to a party who is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed. Our attorneys are experienced in handling every type of child support case in the courts of Northern Virginia. For more information, including application of the Virginia child support guidelines, what Virginia counts as income, enforcement, voluntary reduction of income and modification of support, see our Guide to Child Support in Virginia.
COVID-19. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is raising special challenges related to divorce, separation, custody, visitation and support. Our attorneys are helping clients all across Northern Virginia navigate these issues. For more information, see:
- Mediation of Virginia Family Law Cases During COVID-19
- Filing a New Family Law Case During the Judicial Emergency
- How Does COVID-19 Affect Your Custody and Visitation Order?
- Modification of Support Obligation Based on COVID-19 Layoff
- 10 Tips for Domestic Violence Victims During COVID-19
We have five office locations in Northern Virginia: in Fairfax, Arlington, Leesburg, Manassas and Fredericksburg. We represent clients in Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Manassas, Prince William County, Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and surrounding areas. Our offices are open Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm.
We have a team of 23 attorneys across our five office locations. Many of our attorneys have been named Super Lawyers, and several of them have received the prestigious AV Preeminent rating (the highest possible rating) for ethical standards and legal ability from Martindale-Hubbell. A large number of our attorneys have also received perfect 10.0 ratings from Justia and/or Avvo. Our attorneys are supported by a team of experienced staff, including 16 experienced paralegals plus another seven staff members.
We Are Open for Business
Livesay & Myers, P.C. is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 and following the latest guidance from state and federal authorities. We are still open for business, and our attorneys and paralegals are still hard at work for our clients. We now offer options for initial consultations or client meetings to be done via telephone or video conference (Zoom, Skype or Google Hangouts).
Summer Consultation Special
For a limited time, schedule an initial 1-hour consultation with one of our family lawyers for just $150. Contact us today to take advantage of this discounted rate.
April 17th, 2020