Fairfax Divorce & Immigration Lawyers
The family law, immigration and divorce attorneys in the Fairfax office of Livesay & Myers, P.C. represent clients in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington and all across Northern Virginia.
A good lawyer knows the law, a great lawyer knows the judge—and the court system. Nowhere is that more true than Northern Virginia, which features some of the most demanding jurisdictions in the Commonwealth. In Fairfax County, for example, the Fairfax Circuit Court Practice Manual lays out procedures for everything that might happen in a Fairfax divorce, from the initial filing through trial. The rules are so specific as to require that certain types of pleadings are to be filed on specific types of colored paper. These requirements may seem overwhelming to lawyers from outside jurisdictions, but Livesay & Myers has a group of Fairfax attorneys who practice in these courts every day, who live and breathe the local rules, who know the judges, the system and the law.
Fairfax Family Lawyers
Livesay & Myers, P.C. has a team of family and divorce lawyers in Fairfax, with many years of combined experience in the courts of Fairfax County, Arlington and Alexandria:
Matthew Smith is a Fairfax family law attorney and a junior partner at Livesay & Myers, P.C. He practices exclusively family law, representing clients throughout Fairfax County and all across Northern Virginia. Mr. Smith was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in family law. He has been named a Virginia Rising Stars Super Lawyer, and holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo. Mr. Smith is a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law and the University of Notre Dame. He resides with his wife in Tysons Corner.
Laila Raheen is a family and divorce lawyer in Fairfax. She practices exclusively family law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases throughout Fairfax County and Northern Virginia. Ms. Raheen has earned a reputation as a no-nonsense, aggressive advocate for her clients. She is licensed to practice law in Virginia and Maryland. Ms. Raheen graduated with honors from the University of Toronto before graduating cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law. She resides with her husband in Northern Virginia.
Caitlin Higgins is a Fairfax family law and divorce attorney. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in the courts of Fairfax County and Northern Virginia. Ms. Higgins is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. She was born in Massachusetts but raised in California. Ms. Higgins attended the University of California, Santa Barbara before moving east for law school at Penn State University. She received the Avvo Top Contributor Award in 2016. Ms. Higgins resides in McLean, Virginia.
Brianna Salerno is a family law and divorce attorney in Fairfax. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody 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. An attorney since 2010, Ms. Salerno is admitted to practice law in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. She resides in Arlington, Virginia.
Shirin Afsous is a Fairfax family and divorce lawyer. She practices exclusively family law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases throughout Fairfax County and Northern Virginia. Originally from Fairfax, Ms. Afsous earned her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, 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 resides with her husband in Arlington, Virginia.
Our lawyers handle separation, divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, adoption and every other type of family law case. To learn more about the law as it applies to your case, visit the Family Law section of our website.
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Fairfax Immigration Lawyers
Our Fairfax immigration lawyers represent clients across Northern Virginia and around the world. Our attorneys have represented immigrants from over 115 countries and in every type of immigration law matter, including complicated cases related to citizenship, deportation, green cards, waivers and nonimmigrant visas.
Jennifer Varughese is our lead immigration attorney in Fairfax. She has received national recognition in both the legal community and in the press for her wide-ranging work in the field of immigration law. Ms. Varughese has argued before both federal and state courts, resulting in three published opinions. She is a leading authority on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. A first-generation Indian-American, Ms. Varughese has personal knowledge of the immigrant experience. In 2010, she was named the Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year by the Fairfax Bar Association.
Karen Williams is a senior immigration attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C. She has years of experience with both family-based and employment-based immigration law, as well as deportation defense. Ms. Williams also has experience in employment-based immigration matters, including PERM labor certifications, I-140 immigrant petitions and adjustment applications for foreign nationals, and nonimmigrant visa applications (including H1-B, TN and L-1 visas). Ms. Williams works out of the firm’s offices in Northern Virginia, and handles cases nationwide.
For answers to all your immigration law questions, visit the comprehensive Immigration Law section of our website.
Our Fairfax Office
Our Fairfax office is open Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5:30 pm. It is located at 3975 University Drive in Fairfax, just half a mile from the Fairfax Judicial Center:
Our Fairfax attorneys represent clients from every town and community within Fairfax County, including Springfield, Annandale, Tysons Corner, McLean, Chantilly, Newington, Reston, Lorton, Centreville, the City of Fairfax, Oakton, Burke, Vienna, Herndon, Falls Church and Fairfax Station, as well as Arlington County and the City of Alexandria.