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The family law and divorce attorneys in the Fredericksburg-Stafford office of Livesay & Myers, P.C. 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 practice in these courts every day—they know the local judges and the local system.

Our family lawyers in Fredericksburg-Stafford are:
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Lindsay Connolly

Lindsay Connolly is a lead senior associate in our Fredericksburg-Stafford office, practicing exclusively family law. An attorney since 2010, she has litigated every type of family law matter. Originally from Massachusetts, Ms. Connolly graduated magna cum laude from Salve Regina University in Rhode Island. She then earned her law degree from David A. Clarke Law School in Washington, D.C., graduating summa cum laude and the top female in her class. Ms. Connolly was included in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in Family Law. She resides in Fredericksburg.

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Sarah Patras

Sarah Patras is a senior associate in our Fredericksburg-Stafford office. 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 Rising Star in 2019–2022 and currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia. Ms. Patras resides in Fredericksburg.

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Jasmine Moore

Jasmine Moore is a family law attorney in our Fredericksburg-Stafford office. She practices exclusively family law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody and support cases across the Fredericksburg-Stafford area. Ms. Moore worked as a Staff Attorney at Legal Aid Works in Fredericksburg from 2017–2020 before joining Livesay & Myers, P.C. Originally from North Carolina, she earned her law degree from Charlotte School of Law, after graduating cum laude from Fayetteville State University. Ms. Moore currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia. She resides in Fredericksburg.

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Bethzabet Chavez

Bethzabet Chavez is a Fredericksburg-Stafford family law attorney. She practices exclusively family law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody and support cases throughout the Fredericksburg-Stafford area. Originally from Houston, Texas, Ms. Chavez earned her B.A. from the University of Houston. She then served for 10 years as a U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer, before earning her law degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston. Ms. Chavez currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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Mariah Latimer

Mariah Latimer is a Fredericksburg-Stafford divorce and family lawyer. She practices exclusively family law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody, visitation, support and adoption cases throughout the Fredericksburg-Stafford area. Ms. Latimer  graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Honors College, before earning her law degree from George Mason University Law School. She currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia

These attorneys are supported in our Fredericksburg-Stafford office by paralegals Ashley Constant, Michelle Evans and Jenn Ward, along with legal assistant Ashley Kile.

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Our Fredericksburg-Stafford Office

Our office is open Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm. It is located at 150 Riverside Parkway #307, just off I-95 at Exit 133:

Our attorneys serve Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George and surrounding areas.

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The following is a sampling of client reviews for the attorneys in our Fredericksburg office:


​If you are going through a divorce or/and child custody, please hire a SKILLED lawyer and please don’t take anything lightly or for granted. I retained Lindsay Connolly after losing custody of my kids and at a time when my ex-spouse (7 years of marriage) was on the offensive and going after everything I worked for during the last 22 years. From the day I retained Lindsay to our court ordered settlement conference day, her posture proved that she FULLY understood what I was seeking in my divorce, knew the best and most cost-effective strategy to help me obtain my goals, genuinely cares, and worked on my behalf to achieve those goals, even in the face of my ex and her lawyers’ adversity. At the finish, I was able to get a fair visitation, kept ALL my assets and most importantly I could focus on my kids, my work and sleep at night. I am truly grateful to Lindsay and her highly competent legal assistants (Josephine Zimmer and Jennifer Ward). Please don’t hesitate!! Livesay & Myers is the law firm where you will get the BEST lawyer(s) for your divorce, child support, and/or custody. For my part, Lindsay is a LEGEND!!!

– Omar S.


This law firm never stops working for you. Sarah Patras was our attorney in a Family case where a lot of paperwork was involved and a lot of serious issues and inaccurate information needed to be addressed. Ms. Patras was optimistic from the beginning and gave us the confidence to move forward even when some other issues came up. Their paralegal Ashley Constant was always available even when Ms. Patras was tied up and they both stayed in constant communication throughout the entire ordeal. I could not be happier with the representation of Ms. Patras or the assistance of Ms. Constant. If you have a family law case you could not ask for a better fighter to stand up for you in court or with DSS. Livesay and Myers will truly fight to win your case and keep in contact every step of the way. This is a law firm you can trust. Thank you Sarah and Ashley and thank you Livesay and Myers.

– Stephen C.


Jasmine Moore is truly an outstanding attorney. She has a beautiful spirit, fierce nature, and is a true go getter; she was made for this. Ms. Moore represented me in custody/visitation and child support cases. Ms. Moore was super attentive and communicative (she made it feel as though I was her only client). Ms. Moore left no stone unturned and always went above and beyond in representing and advocating for me (and my baby girls). Ms. Moore presented as confident and no nonsense. Ms. Moore’s emotional intelligence is unmatched; she maintains poise and focus at all times. This was of immeasurable value in my extremely high conflict cases. She was just what my family needed. You can count on Ms. Moore being professional, knowledgeable, committed, honest, organized, detail-oriented, proactive, resourceful. She’s in it to win it from the beginning to the end; Ms. Moore is a true champion of justice. I am forever thankful that she was my attorney.

– S.R. Winters


Lindsay Connolly and the team at Livesay & Myers have been AMAZING.​ ​They all listened to my concerns and made sure I was comfortable with everything before we started anything. I used their offices for child support, custody & visitation, and finally divorce.​ ​Lindsay is a bulldog in court and doesn’t let anything slide! Really made me comfortable and had explained everything prior to us being in front of the judge so I knew what to expect.​ ​The rates are a bit high, but 100% worth it if you can afford it.​ ​I highly recommend this team!

– Britney E.


I hired Sarah Patras for my divorce. The same day I hired her, Ms. Sarah and her paralegal Ashley Constant started on my case, clarifying each step to me and following the progress of my case in the court system and emailing me about it daily. I did not have time to be stressed as they do not leave you in the dark waiting for what will happen next. I give them all my respect for the professional way they deal with their clients.

– L.S.A.


Phenomenal lawyers who work hard for their clients. I had the honor and absolute pleasure of being represented by Jasmine Moore. She truly helped me through an incredibly difficult process and time in my life. She is smart, quick on her feet and is an incredible representation of what a lawyer should be to their clients. When Ms. Moore wasn’t available, the paralegals in the office were always willing to answer my questions or help me figure out what I needed in a timely manner. They stayed on top of my case and made sure I was up to date on any changes, paperwork, documents and hearings. Anyone I spoke to or emailed with was kind, helpful and absolutely wonderful! I cannot thank them enough and would absolutely recommend Livesay & Myers if you are seeking legal counsel or representation.

– Lindsey V.


I retained Lindsay Connolly to handle a divorce with custody that was finalized June 2020. We didn’t have lots of assets to fight over but my ex husband was very, very difficult to work with. Lindsay was the absolute best help to get me through this mess! She provided expert guidance and advice helping me make the right decisions & she stayed on top of things even when I was otherwise distracted myself. She never let the process stall out—even during the middle of a pandemic! Everyone at her firm—the paralegals & other support staff were similarly wonderful. Thanks to her I am happily divorced & highly recommend her services.

– Angela L.


I hired Sarah Patras in regards to a Property Settlement and Custody Agreement, as well as my divorce. Sarah, as well as paralegal Ashley Constant did a fantastic job! They were both very easy to get in contact with, whether by phone or email, always answered my questions thoroughly, and assisted greatly in getting my divorce finalized in a timely manner. I highly recommend both of them!

– Brooke K.


I recently worked with Ms. Jasmine Moore and her paralegal Ms. Davina Locklear on a modification to my custody and visitation order. They were always available and quick to respond to technical questions and had me prepared for the next step in the process. Ms. Moore especially was knowledgeable and honest; never attempting to oversell me on the likelihood of potential outcomes. Opposing counsel was particularly combative and unprofessional but Ms. Moore handled the situation with a wonderfully steady hand. And in court Ms. Moore was the driving force in the desired result during the eventual trial. I could not have asked for a better team to work with through a trying experience.

– Joshua M.

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