Shirin Afsous Reviews

★★★★★ Ms. Shirin Afsous expertly navigated my high-stress divorce case that included contentious child custody, visitation, and support matters. I first met with her prior to making the decision to begin divorce proceedings, and even during the initial consultation, Ms. Afsous was thorough, articulate, and offered excellent legal advice. Her poise and calm confidence in her representation of me throughout the case, coupled with her strategic guidance, ultimately led to an agreement outside of trial on all matters, in a case that I never thought settlement outside of court would be an option. Ms. Gia Kaur-Sharma was efficient and professional as paralegal on my case. Her timely responses, patience, organization, and professionalism in dealing with a complex case involving many variables ensured as smooth a process as possible.” – Amanda Y.

“★★★★★ Shirin Afsous represented me through a separation agreement and a no-fault divorce. I found her and her paralegal, Gia, to be very responsive, supportive, and professional and I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone going through either process. I always felt like I was well represented. She found many ways to improve the separation agreement my ex’s lawyer drafted to better protect my interests and very clearly explained the reasoning behind these changes to me. I was particularly impressed with how well Shirin and Gia operated when I first became a client; our first in-person meeting had to be changed to a call at the last minute because covid shutdowns were just starting. As we were all trying to figure out working from home, they did not miss a beat. And while 2020 was a stressful year for many reasons, Shirin made sure that my divorce was as stress-free as possible. I am very grateful for that.” – Andrew H.

“★★★★★ Shirin Afsous (attorney) and Gia Kaur-Sharma (paralegal) provided excellent service for my separation agreement and divorce. Ms. Afsous did a great job explaining the process and guiding me through it. She was also sensitive to my desire to keep costs low, providing legal support where necessary, and letting me manage the pieces I could. Thank you for making the process as low-stress as it could be!” – Grant H.

“★★★★★ I had a great experience with Attorney Shirin Afsous and her paralegal in a recent child custody, visitation and support matter. Ms. Afsous was extremely knowledgeable and provided me with spot-on legal advice for my situation. With her expert guidance and assistance, I was able to avoid a potentially messy trial by reaching a settlement agreement with my estranged husband, and I couldn’t be more pleased! Both Ms. Afsous and Ms. Colon are extremely professional, friendly, and responded to my questions and concerns without delay. I would highly recommend them, and the entire Livesay & Myers firm, to anyone seeking legal counsel in divorce/family law-related matters.” – Amy L.

“★★★★★ I retained the services of Shirin Afsous once, and also consulted with her on a separate matter. Both times, she did not cease to impress me with her attention to detail, integrity, and sincerity. She’s tough when she needs to be, yet that human element of warmth and respect is not lost on Ms. Afsous. Every interaction with Ms. Afsous, and her paralegal, Gia Kaur-Sharma, reaffirms that you are dealing with a competent and professional law firm. During my case, I was made aware of all of my options, and at no point, felt imposed upon. You can’t go wrong with having Ms. Afsous and her team on your side.” – Ammar

“★★★★★ I was impressed with my personalized experience from start to finish at Livesay & Myers. The divorce process is never easy, but I felt very comfortable with my attorney Shirin Afsous. She was very knowledgeable of divorce law and proceedings, accommodating and very personable, yet professional. My paralegal, Ms Kaur-Sharma was always responsive, kind and meticulous with detail. When I needed to understand the financial benefits that she negotiated for me, Ms. Afsous and Ms. Kaur-Sharma went above & beyond to detail a financial spreadsheet. Ms. Afsous even provided me with eligibility options & details for military spouses. Livesay fought for me and ensured that I received a fair & favorable deal in my divorce. They were on my side and I knew that I was in good hands.” – Carla P.

“★★★★★ Attorney Shirin Afsous and her paralegal 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.

“★★★★★ Shirin Afsous represented me in a protective order hearing in which I needed to protect my child and myself. There’s not much greater trust you can place in someone than to lead arguments for the safety of your child, and Ms. Afsous delivered. I have worked with Ms. Afsous before in divorce/custody/visitation proceedings, and while she has a keen eye to develop amicable agreements to avoid trial when possible, I am incredibly impressed that she clearly can be a bulldog when necessary. Her passionate arguments and attention to detail led to an outcome that protects my son. HIGHLY recommend.” – Anonymous

“★★★★★ I worked with Shirin Afsous and 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.

“★★★★★ I had a great experience with Ms. Shirin Afsous and Ms. Julie Colon. They handled my case with professionalism, while maintaining a genuine empathy for the situation that brought me to them. I was able to obtain the optimal outcome with Ms. Afsous’ advice, and my case was resolved quickly. This was done at a more than reasonable price for the value I received. They were transparent about the work they did and kept me involved through the whole process. I will be using their services again in the future and highly recommend.” – Darius

“★★★★★ I used Livesay & Myers for my divorce. Shirin Afsous was my attorney. She did an excellent job of explaining the process to me and providing legal advice. Everything was straightforward. The staff was always friendly and quickly responded to my questions. I used this law firm before for another legal matter. I highly recommend the firm and I will continue to use them if needed in the future.” – Laura N.

“★★★★★ I highly recommend Shirin Afsous as a divorce lawyer or for any type of marital legal issue. She helped me through the Marital Settlement Agreement as well as the final divorce process. I could not have asked for a better attorney. She was understanding, personal, direct, objective, engaged, responsive and had a great attention to detail. All qualities I would want at a time of uncertainty and unknowns. She helped guide me through the divorce process with ease. Her paralegal was equally engaged and responsive. She was timely and very detailed in answers to my questions. I was fortunate to have such a great legal team.” – Matt

“★★★★★ I had an overwhelmingly positive experience at Livesay & Myers. My attorney Shirin Afsous and her paralegal were excellent – smart, strategic, responsive and proactive. Would strongly recommend.” – Melissa D.

“★★★★★ Shirin Afsous and her paralegal 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.

“★★★★★ Shirin Afsous worked with me to initiate and finalize my divorce in the state of Virginia. Ms. Afsous provided direct, no-nonsense answers to all of my questions and I always felt as though she had my interests in mind when providing legal advice. I work for the State Department and live overseas, therefore my divorce could have been a bit complicated, but Ms. Afsous made quick sense of my situation and worked with the court in Virginia to process my divorce in a timely manner. Ms. Afsous’ paralegal kept me informed of any developments with my case and responded quickly to any questions/doubts I had along the way. I would highly recommend Ms. Afsous and her paralegal to assist with a divorce case. It was a pleasure working with them both.” – Anna P.

“★★★★★ Shirin Afsous is one amazing and supportive lawyer. She made sure I walked away in the best position as possible. Right after I had my consultation, I knew she was the one who was going to help me get through this divorce successfully. She made sure I got almost everything I wanted from the divorce including spousal support which I didn’t think about or was interested in the beginning (but I am so grateful now that I have it thanks to her). She is honest and will tell you how it is upfront and what to expect. If you listen to her advice, you will walk away satisfied.” – Anonymous

“★★★★★ I recently hired Shirin Afsous to help draft a Premarital Agreement. From the first consultation to delivery of the document I was continuously impressed by her insight on this particular topic, friendly/down to earth nature, and overall work ethic. She offered great advice throughout the process and was always very responsive to emails and phone calls. I highly recommend Mrs. Afsous for any of your family law related needs.” – Jared

“★★★★★ I had the opportunity to have Attorney Shirin Afsous and her paralegal represent during my protective order trial. They were very informative, professional, Polite, gave me 24/7 attention to all my needs and concerns. I can tell you that my experience with Ms Afsous and Mr. Matthew Smith (both attorneys) was amazing. I will definitely recommend the whole legal team from the front desk to the office staff and the attorneys. The only pitfall I have is if I had a chance to choose who I want to represent me right from the beginning.” – Ama A.

“★★★★★ I was very satisfied with the assistance I received from Livesay & Myers. Shirin Afsous and Ms. Colon were very professional and also very compassionate, allowing me to pursue my daughter’s best interest in a way that I felt was ethical and best for her. They made sure that my daughter was always the primary focus of the case. I strongly recommend Livesay & Myers and Ms. Afsous specifically.” – Nate B.

“★★★★★ I met Shirin Afsous a few months ago in my quest to find a lawyer to draw up a prenuptial agreement. Shirin was incredibly sweet and helpful through the entire process. Shirin was quick to respond to any questions I had and had the prenup done swiftly. I am very happy with this firm and would definitely use their services in the future. I have already recommended Livesay & Myers to friends and family.” – Pamela G.

“★★★★★ I was thoroughly impressed with the professionalism and responsiveness of my attorney, Ms. Shirin Afsous, who inherited my case from another office. She provided sound advice, clear and unbiased responses, and never hesitated to tell hard truths as well. I very much appreciate the quick turn and efforts that she and her paralegal, Gia, put in to my case. I would highly recommend Ms. Afsous and Livesay & Myers P.C. to any of my friends. Thank you to the entire team!” – Michael T.

“★★★★★ I have been working with Shirin Afsous for more than 1 year working on several issues. Shirin recently helped me with my preliminary protective order (PPO) case. Shirin focused on each and every detail of the case and presented it in the right way during the trial which resulted in the dismissal of the PPO. This is the third time I have used Shirin’s help and the service has been excellent. Shirin Afsous and her paralegal Gia promptly returned all my emails and phone calls. I highly recommend Shirin Afsous and her law firm to anyone who is looking for legal help.” – Sreedhar J.

“★★★★★ Many thanks to attorney Shirin Afsous and her paralegal for making a painful situation (divorce) as painless as possible. They answered my endless stream of questions in a prompt manner and guided me through the process in a professional and flawless manner. Both were very friendly and easy to work with. I’d recommend them to anyone in my situation.” – Kathie C.

“★★★★★ I was represented by Shirin Afsous for a custody issue and she did a great job. She performed extremely well in court and appeared very comfortable there despite being early in her career. Very intelligent and well organized. Would certainly retain her again if I had the need. The result of the court battle was in my favor, which given the circumstances was a long shot. Thanks Shirin!” – Anonymous

“★★★★★ Shirin [Afsous] and Julie represent me in a child custody and visitation case and I couldn’t have asked for better representation; Shirin Afsous and Julie Colon worked together and provided me with the best legal team… aggressive but very professional; very well prepared for trial.” – Alvaro Q.

“★★★★★ 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

“★★★★★ My lawyer Shirin Afsous, her assistant Julie and the rest of the Livesay and Myers team have made my out of state court issue a much easier experience. Living on the other side of the country I was worried about how to handle my court issues that transferred from the west coast to the east coast without any of my choosing/doing. I was not able fly back and forth to have many face to face meetings with Shirin or Julie. Luckily they were easy to get a hold of on the phone to converse with, well organized, kept me well informed on the court procedure, timeline, took care of all my court fillings and always informed me on my options and their recommendations. We were able to settle outside of court, which was satisfactory and nice in that I did not have to take time off work and spend money on extra travel expenses. I would definitely use them again in the future if needed.” – Daniel D.

“★★★★★ I was looking for a divorce lawyer who was knowledgeable in the intricacies of rules pertaining to federal employees and retirement benefits as impacted by divorce. I’d like to recommend Attorney Shirin Afsous and paralegal Julie Colon. They were extremely helpful as my former spouse first agreed to an uncontested divorce; then decided she desired a contested divorce; then finally decided to an uncontested divorce. Throughout the changes they were extremely helpful and maintained a positive attitude. I would recommend the Afsous/Colon team to anyone in a similar situation.” – R.G.

“★★★★★ I worked with Shirin Afsous during my custody and support case. I felt very comfortable with her from the first consultation. She has a very calm and soothing manner. She constantly put me at ease during a very stressful case, and she managed to keep her composure and professionalism when dealing with my difficult and sometimes verbally combative petitioner. She was always very professional and prepared. One thing that I really appreciated was that she was good at explaining things in a way so I could understand, whether it was the legal process or some legal term. I always felt like I had a good understanding of what was happening with my case.

I also worked very closely with Julie Colon. She was my day to day point of contact, and also the person who handled the collection and initial review of my discovery documentation. I enjoyed working with Julie as well and I think she provided excellent support to Ms. Asfous. She was always very friendly and communicated well with me. She was very detailed and thorough in her work and never once dropped the ball on getting information back and forth between Ms. Asfous and I.

Between both of these ladies, if I had a question or concern it was addressed immediately. I never felt that something wasn’t handled well. I think the service they provided was excellent and if I should need a lawyer again I would definitely request to have Ms. Asfous on the case!” – Amber

“★★★★★ I worked with attorney Shirin Afsous and paralegal Julie Colon to complete my divorce. They both did a great job. I always felt as though I understood where we were in the process, whether or not opposing counsel’s arguments had merit, and that they were helping me make the best decisions. My natural style in stressful situations is to make jokes. They made me feel very comfortable and seemed to appreciate my attempts at humor. While I hope to never need legal services again, I won’t hesitate to call them if I do.” – Jeff H.

“★★★★★ I worked with Livesay & Myers to resolve my international custody case, working directly with Shirin Afsous. My experience was more than positive and I can only speak highly of experience with Shirin. Communication was always professional, impeccable and fast, whether it was face-to-face, on the phone or through email. My needs and the needs of my child were always considered. Because my custody issues were international, extra details had to be considered in order to reach the desired resolution. Shirin was always direct with my options and her manner was always helpful and more than informative—things I was looking for when I was researching attorneys to help with my case.” – Elesa F.

“★★★★★ This firm has been a trusted advisor for my most personal matters for nearly 2 years. Ms. Shirin Afsous (my attorney) and Ms. Gia Kaur-Sharma (her paralegal) have been the consummate professionals throughout the entire process, without losing touch of the deeply personal nature of the matter they were handling for me. They were always available to answer my seemingly complex legal questions and concerns, and my basic questions about the timing and sequence of processes. As a busy soldier, they worked with me overseas, on the phone, in person, and in the middle of a pandemic, and I never once felt neglected or that my case wasn’t the most important thing they were working on. I always felt like my interests were protected, my risk was minimized, and assured that my intent was being followed in their drafting of documents and advice. It almost felt like I was their only client the way details were always remembered and understood. I only wish this level of service and professionalism existed in every business and personal aspect of my life. Highly recommend.” – Darius H.

“★★★★★ I had the absolute pleasure of working with Ms. Shirin Afsous and Ms. Gia Kaur-Sharma in a not so pleasurable circumstance. I could not be more pleased with the outcome of my child support and custody case and the level of professionalism I received throughout the entire process. They always responded to emails quickly and thoroughly, kept me in the loop with every aspect of my case, took the time to talk with me as soon as same-day/immediately when I asked, and remained respectful, compassionate, and patient throughout. Ms. Afsous is incredibly confident in her work and her articulation and communication is outstanding. She always considers your viewpoint and is very collaborative in every aspect. Ms. Kaur-Sharma is always on top of communication and the teamwork ensures that you are consistently in good hands. While I hope to not need the services of Livesay and Myers again, I do hope that anyone seeking a good family lawyer confidently chooses them. Ms. Afsous and Ms. Kaur-Sharma will undoubtedly handle your case with the utmost care and you will truly feel like you will receive the best possible outcome while working with them. To Ms. Afsous, Ms. Kaur-Sharma, and Livesay and Myers, thank you.” – Cait P.

“★★★★★ I retained Livesay & Myers, P.C. to help negotiate a custody agreement. Shirin Afsous and Gia Kaur-Sharma were INCREDIBLE to work with. Shirin was attentive, responsive, and realistic which was very important to me. I would absolutely retain their team again if the need arises. Thank you both!” – Travis S.


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