Fredericksburg Family & Divorce Lawyers
The family law, custody and divorce attorneys in the Fredericksburg office of Livesay & Myers, P.C. represent clients in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania and surrounding jurisdictions.
Courts in the Fredericksburg area differ significantly from those in the larger jurisdictions to the north. The practices, procedures and expectations of courts in these jurisdictions are not always written down somewhere in a book. Many of them are learned only through years of experience in the courts and before certain judges. Our attorneys in Fredericksburg practice in these courts every day—they know the local judges and the local system.
We have a team of experienced attorneys in Fredericksburg, each of them practicing exclusively family law:
Caitlyn Stubbs is a custody and divorce lawyer in our Fredericksburg office. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, with a special focus on contested divorce, custody and support cases. Ms. Stubbs combines a love of the courtroom with a deep knowledge of family law, in pursuing the best results for each and every client. She is a graduate of Shippensburg University and a cum laude graduate of Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Ms. Stubbs was named a Super Lawyers 2018 Rising Star in Virginia. She resides in Fredericksburg.
Benjamin Carafiol is a senior family lawyer in our Fredericksburg office. An attorney since 2008, Mr. Carafiol has litigated every type of family law matter in the courts of Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania, including a large number of high asset divorce cases. As one of the leading military divorce lawyers in the firm, he is intimately familiar with the division of military retired pay and benefits in divorce. Mr. Carafiol was named a Super Lawyers Virginia Rising Star in 2016–2018. He resides with his wife and daughter in Spotsylvania, Virginia.
Sarah Patras is a family law attorney in our Fredericksburg office. She practices exclusively family law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases throughout the Fredericksburg area. Born in Nebraska, Ms. Patras grew up in Iowa and earned double B.A. degrees from Iowa State University. After law school, Ms. Patras clerked for one year for a Virginia Circuit Court judge, gaining valuable insight into the inner workings of the Virginia judicial system. She then joined Livesay & Myers, P.C. and relocated to Fredericksburg.
These attorneys are supported by paralegals Ashley Constant, Michelle Evans and Mathew Hall.
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Our Fredericksburg Office
Our Fredericksburg office is open Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. It is located at 303 Charlotte Street, just a block from the new courthouse in downtown Fredericksburg:
The following is a sampling of client reviews for the attorneys in our Fredericksburg office:
“★★★★★ I normally don’t write reviews but decided to enter this one based on my experience with the staff at Livesay & Myers. When you hire a professional firm to represent you, you expect professional level service. When you hire Livesay & Myers you get so much more. Caitlyn Stubbs and her staff were beyond professional. They took time to understand the issue… they clearly looked after my interests and time… they introduced a successful approach… and brought the matter to closure quickly. Communications were timely and often enough without being overwhelming. Caitlyn was very conscience of the costs and did everything possible to keep the fees under control. When I need a law firm in the future I certainly hope that Caitlyn and her staff are available.” – Tom P.
“★★★★★ Absolutely phenomenal team to work with! I completed some online research for a Legal Separation and concluding Divorce, and Benjamin Carafiol’s name kept rising to the top of all listings. Now I know it was definitely for good reason. From the care and diligence of the initial phone call all the way through receiving the final divorce decree, Ben, Ashley, and his team were professional, responsive, and helpful in all ways. The expediency of the filings were above-par, and receipt of final original documentation, including a ‘next-steps’ listing of people/agencies to contact with changes, exceeded all of my expectations. Thank you for helping to always protect my interests and cover all of the logistical tasks associated with a Separation/Divorce.” – Sharon S.
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.