Benjamin H. Carafiol

Attorney Ben CarafiolBen Carafiol is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. He is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. Mr. Carafiol works in the firm’s Fredericksburg office, and represents clients in Stafford, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg and surrounding areas.

As one of the leading military divorce lawyers in the firm, Mr. Carafiol is intimately familiar with issues of military retirement, the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, the Survivor Benefit Plan, disability pay, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. He has written extensively on these topics for our Blog.

Mr. Carafiol was named a Super Lawyers Virginia Rising Star in 2016–2019. He currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia.

Ben Carafiol resides with his wife and two daughters in Spotsylvania, Virginia.

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Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia State Bar, 2008
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2010

Honors and Awards:

  • Virginia Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2016–2019
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 In Virginia, National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys, 2016

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Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association

Professional Experience:

  • Livesay & Myers, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2009–Present
  • The Law Offices of Robert Weed, Associate Attorney, 2009

Speaking Engagement:

On October 29, 2013, Mr. Carafiol taught a class on Virginia family law as part of the Introduction to Law and Legal Writing course at Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Law School: Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2008. Honors and Activities: Wake Forest Law Review

College: College of William & Mary, B.A., cum laude2004. Honors and Activities: received the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, Second Congressional District, Missouri; Monroe Scholar, The College of William and Mary; Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Science Honor Society; Golden Key International Honour Society

Born: St. Louis, Missouri
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