November 15th, 2017
Virginia Family & Divorce Lawyers
The highly-rated family law and divorce attorneys at Livesay & Myers, P.C. represent clients in Fairfax, Leesburg, Manassas, Loudoun, 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.
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 Separation Agreements 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, relocation, modification, denial of visitation, grandparent custody and visitation, custody evaluators, guardians ad litem and home studies, see Child Custody and Visitation Law 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 Child Support in Virginia.
Fall Consultation Special. For a limited time, schedule an initial 1-hour consultation with one of our family law attorneys for just $200 ($150 for our Leesburg office). Contact us today to take advantage of this discounted rate.
Other Practice Areas
In addition to our family law attorneys, we have attorneys in Northern Virginia practicing exclusively immigration law or criminal defense. If you have a case in one of those practice areas, be sure to visit the Immigration Law or Criminal Law section of our website.
Areas We Serve
From offices in Fairfax, Leesburg, Manassas and Fredericksburg, our attorneys serve Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County (including Reston, Burke, Chantilly, Vienna, Springfield, Annandale, Tysons Corner, McLean, Lorton, Centreville, the City of Fairfax, Herndon, Falls Church and Fairfax Station); Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling and all of Loudoun County; Manassas, Woodbridge and all of Prince William County; Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, and all of Northern Virginia.