Nicole O’Neal Reviews
“★★★★★ At a time in my life when I could not be more devastated, more unsettled, more uncertain of my present or future, I was left with no choice but to find an attorney. Virginia is a difficult state to maneuver divorce, add all that you have worked for and need to protect, fold in your emotional devastation and you will find yourself in a place you just can’t see your way out of. I found my way to Nicole O’Neal. Having been in the military, she understood all that I had to lose. She is a fierce fighter for her client and will not back down. She maintains your best interest while advising you, even when there are concessions to be made to move things along. At the same time, she is empathetic, compassionate and does not judge you for the behaviors or transgressions you may have dismissed in your relationship, or whatever you blame yourself for. She gives you all of your options in detail, sometimes more than once when you can’t remember from day to day. She works hard with you, providing you several opportunities for communication to allow you to keep your billing within your budget. To include the hardworking paralegals that assist her: Matt Hall was amazing in facilitating various signings and keeping me informed, while Ashley Constant was great in wrapping up the case and ensuring I had the documents I needed.
Nicole stays calm and grounded as you go through your stages of grief and keeps you from going down paths that in the end will only cause you trouble. She became my most trusted confidant. She was happy with me as I achieved milestones and cheered me on as I pursued goals for myself and celebrated for me when I finally achieved my final objective, freedom, from a past of pain. I walked away with all that I achieved in retirement and benefits still intact. She helped me know this was not my fault and through our win, we proved it to all, but most importantly, to me. I walked away with my dignity restored and my head up.” – Kimberly
“★★★★★ Nicole O’Neal and her team did a fantastic job dealing with a difficult case. By pulling together the relevant information and developing a succinct and aggressive, while compassionate approach, she was able to convince the court that our position was correct. Nicole prepared well and delivered for me. Thanks!” – Brian M.
“★★★★★ Nicole O’Neal and her paralegal are the best! I hired another attorney years ago for the same matter I went to Nicole with but never got resolved. I was always kept informed, any calls or emails were promptly responded to. I never felt like I was a burden, or my questions were stupid or repetitive. Each step was clearly explained to me and the process/next steps were always understood. Nicole and her paralegal never asked me to do ‘work’ that I hired them for, therefore I was able to leave the matter in their hands and not worry. Since family court can be expensive, they did everything to keep costs minimal and explain why things were being done BEFORE it was done. My input was valued and acknowledged. I would go back to Nicole and her paralegal for any family matters and NO OTHER attorney. I have already recommended her to another party. Even though we just completed my case, I was hesitant to let her go because she cares about her clients.” – Kristine S.
“★★★★★ I went to Livesay & Myers seeking help with custody, separation, and divorce. During my consultation I met with Mrs. Nicole O’Neal and was very impressed with her knowledge and drive to help me get my children back. Mrs. Nicole and Mr. Matthew her paralegal made me feel as if they devoted themselves to staying on top of my situation even going as far as to check on my situation after hours and on the weekends. They both displayed themselves with the highest level of professionalism of any lawyer/paralegal I have encountered. I would highly recommend this extremely capable team to anyone seeking help in custody, separation, and divorce matters.” – Zachery K.
“★★★★★ Livesay and Myers did a fantastic job with my uncontested divorce. I worked with Nicole O’Neal and Matthew Hall. They answered all my questions quickly and to my complete satisfaction. Almost everything was handled over the phone and through email which I appreciated with my busy schedule. I was really impressed with how quickly and smoothly everything progressed. From my first phone call to the firm to receiving my signed divorce decree was less than 6 weeks and 16 days of that was waiting on the order to be signed. I would highly recommend them with confidence. Thank you again for the great work.” – James O.
“★★★★★ LGBTQ friendly. Nicole O’Neal and paralegal Ashley Constant handled the step parent adoption of my daughter. I had a lot of stress about it going through the process but they alleviated all of my worries. The adoption was done in less than a month.” – Jackie W.
“★★★★★ I retained Laila Raheen and after our first consultation, there was no need to look any further. Laila was extremely professional and very knowledgeable with case law and court proceedings. I also had the pleasure of working with Nicole O’Neal during the custody process as well. Laila and Nicole were an amazing tandem, both bringing different strategies and courtroom command. Unfortunately the court system is still a bit archaic when it comes to fathers rights and custody, but that didn’t deter Laila or Nicole from fighting every step of the way. When it came down to the trial, their courtroom demeanor, etiquette, presentation and command presence was simply amazing. The effort they put into the case really showed as they were extremely organized and had a well thought out game plan. They made opposing counsel look amateur when it came to presentation, knowledge, professionalism and preparation. They worked long hours and always kept me up to date with any pertinent info that needed my attention. Both are extremely professional but they are bulldogs in court when they need to be. They fought hard for my case and I would highly recommend these two to anyone needing representation in the NoVa and Fredericksburg area.” – Kurt F.
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.