Arlington Divorce Lawyers
Livesay & Myers, P.C. has a team of family law, custody and divorce lawyers in Arlington, representing clients in Arlington, Alexandria and all across Northern Virginia.
Each of our attorneys practice exclusively family law. We handle separation, divorce, separation, equitable distribution, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, premarital agreements, name change, adoption, and every other type of family law case in Virginia.
Be sure to read our client reviews, then examine the profiles of each of our Arlington family lawyers to find the one who is the best fit for you:
Andrew Tank is a lead senior associate at Livesay & Myers, P.C., and one of the highest-rated custody and divorce lawyers in Arlington. An attorney since 2007, Mr. Tank has litigated every type of family law matter in Virginia, including complex and high-dollar divorce cases. He left a position as a partner at another firm to join Livesay & Myers, P.C. in 2019. Mr. Tank has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2015, received the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award in 2015, and holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia. He resides with his wife in Arlington.
Shirin Afsous is a family law and divorce attorney in Arlington. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia. Originally from Fairfax, Ms. Afsous earned her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, where she graduated cum laude with a Trial and Appellate Concentration, with distinction. Before law school, Ms. Afsous graduated cum laude from the University of Mary Washington. She was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in both Virginia and Washington D.C. in 2019. Ms. Afsous currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia.
Brianna Salerno is a divorce and family lawyer in Arlington. An attorney since 2010, she is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including divorce, separation, custody, visitation and support cases. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Salerno graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University before graduating in the top third of her class at George Mason University School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in Virginia, D.C. and Maryland. Ms. Salerno currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia. She resides in Arlington.
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Our Arlington Office
Our Arlington office is open Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5:30 pm. It is located at 4250 Fairfax Drive #600 in Arlington:
The following is a sampling of client reviews for our Arlington family lawyers:
“★★★★★ Shirin Afsous and [paralegal] Julia Nelson were incredibly helpful during the amendment to my divorce agreement. The process started with my ex-wife and I more angry and bitter with each other than I can remember, and ended with my ex-wife and I on much better terms. We’re back to joking with each other about the best ways forward with co-parenting our daughter. Shirin and Julia fought to get me the best amendment possible while keeping me grounded regarding what my legal obligations are regarding my family. My ex-wife and I feel the new agreement is fair to both parties. Shirin and Julia did the opposite of what I expected from a divorce attorney and paralegal; they worked towards a fair and civil resolution vice continued litigation in an effort to keep me paying more than absolutely necessary. Livesay & Myers is an outstanding family law firm. I hope I never have to hire a legal team again, but if I do, I know exactly who I’m going to.” – Aaron G.
“★★★★★ I worked with Attorney Brianna Salerno and her team, including [paralegal] Caitlin Wilkinson. They were my advocates every step of the way during a difficult part of my life. I was able to discuss my concerns and need/wants openly, so that all parties were satisfied with the outcome. I’m truly grateful for their expertise in such a confusing and challenging situation. Many thanks!” – Catherine W.
“★★★★★ Attorney Shirin Afsous and paralegal Julie Colon were an outstanding team that empowered me to end a ridiculously difficult 7 year property struggle. Their professionalism is beyond reproach. Shirin balances strong ethical considerations with an assertive no nonsense defense of her client. Where previous legal professionals where unsuccessful, she identified a path forward. This ultimately allowed me to ‘get my life back,’ and obtain a more just and equitable settlement. You cannot go wrong by hiring this firm.” – Peter K.
“★★★★★ Good lawyer! [Brianna Salerno] represented me for an uncontested divorce case. Though the case would not be lucrative, I felt that they were happy to represent me. I just wanted someone who would proceed the case appropriately, would not delay the process and would not try to do unnecessary work. I think she exceeded my expectation. Her assistant, Julie, was also professional and very polite.” – Sally U.
“★★★★★ I worked with Shirin Afsous and [paralegal] Julie Colon on my child support, custody, visitation case. Both were fantastic in helping me resolve a somewhat contentious and frustrating situation. Shirin was friendly, responsive, and incredibly timely in her work and responses to me. She provided me with well-researched solutions to my more complex questions; at the same time she was a calming influence when I was in less-than-calm states of mind. Julie provided me the same quality of service. She never failed to respond to my frequent emails with logistical solutions and was extremely patient with me. I would unreservedly retain Livesay & Myers for any future family law matters.” – Allison C.
“★★★★★ Brianna [Salerno] and Caity [Wilkinson] were both FANTASTIC! They were always professional and very responsive to any questions or concerns that I had throughout the whole process. I would not hesitate to recommend them or the Livesay & Myers practice to anyone living in the NoVa area.” – Martin K.
“★★★★★ Although I live on the west coast, my case was to preside in Virginia. With no resources at hand, I was about to try to represent myself, until I found Shirin [Afsous]. From the start, I was surprised at the excellent communication she continually provided, and the added benefit of being able to ask her my never-ending questions. She was always patient in explaining processes, plans, and details for my non-legal mind. I felt at times we were being bullied by the opposing counsel, but Shirin was never distracted from what we were trying to accomplish in a fair and reputable manner.
[Paralegal] Julie Colon was an added bonus. She helped smooth over some of the tedious work that comes with discovery and the need for a multitude of documents. But Shirin was always responsive when I needed her excellent legal consult. Shirin is an excellent listener. Her manner and instinctive nature helped me to see things with enough understanding for me to make a decision I could live with. In the end, she was able to negotiate a settlement in order to avoid the extra extreme cost of going to court. Shirin is an amazing lawyer who walked me through the most difficult transition and produced the best results possible. She is a true professional, and a credit to Livesay & Myers, P.C.” – Maureen
CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. RESULTS IN ONE CASE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE.