Fredericksburg Family & Divorce Lawyers
[Please note: the Fredericksburg office of Livesay & Myers, P.C. is not currently accepting new consultations or clients. Check out our other locations for assistance in other jurisdictions across Northern Virginia.]
Livesay & Myers, P.C. has a team of family law, custody and divorce lawyers in Fredericksburg, representing clients in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania and surrounding jurisdictions.
Courts in the Fredericksburg-Stafford 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.
Our family lawyers in Fredericksburg are:
Benjamin Carafiol is a senior family lawyer in Fredericksburg. 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 2016–2019 and currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia. He resides with his wife and daughter in Spotsylvania, Virginia.
Sarah Patras is a custody and divorce lawyer in Fredericksburg. She practices exclusively family law, representing clients in divorce, custody and support cases throughout the Fredericksburg-Stafford area. Originally from Iowa, Ms. Patras relocated to Virginia to attend the University of Richmond School of Law. After law school, Ms. Patras clerked for one year for a Virginia Circuit Court judge before joining Livesay & Myers, P.C. She was named a Super Lawyers Virginia Rising Star in 2019 and currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia. Ms. Patras resides in Fredericksburg.
These attorneys are supported in our Fredericksburg office by paralegals Ashley Constant and Mathew Hall.
For volumes of free information in Virginia family law, including answers to many frequently asked questions, see:
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:
Our attorneys serve Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George and surrounding areas.