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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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Ellie Pittman

Ellie Pittman is an attorney in our Fredericksburg-Stafford office, practicing exclusively family law. Her practice covers every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases. Ms. Pittman graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law, after graduating cum laude from the University of Delaware. Ms. Pittman currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia.

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Mariah Latimer

Mariah Latimer is a Fredericksburg-Stafford family law attorney. 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.

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Christian Campbell

Christian Campbell is a Fredericksburg-Stafford family law attorney. He practices exclusively family law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody, visitation, support and adoption cases throughout the Fredericksburg-Stafford area. Mr. Campbell earned his law degree from American University Washington College of Law, after graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University. He 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.


I am writing to express my deepest gratitude to the incredible team of attorney Sarah Patras and paralegal Sunny Reneau for their exceptional support throughout my divorce case. Facing the complexities of this situation was particularly challenging for me, considering my commitment to working and traveling for the military. From the onset in October, Sarah and Sunny demonstrated an unparalleled level of dedication. Despite my frequent unavailability due to my demanding schedule and travel obligations, they consistently went above and beyond the call of duty. Their commitment to helping me navigate the divorce process, along with handling the necessary paperwork, has been nothing short of remarkable. What truly sets Sarah and Sunny apart is their willingness to extend their working hours far beyond the conventional 9-5. Despite the challenges of different time zones, they even took late-night calls, guiding me through crucial aspects of the case. Without their tireless efforts, I am confident that completing the case, let alone avoiding a trial, would have been an insurmountable task with any other team. Their ability to keep me focused and their unwavering support played a pivotal role in successfully concluding the case in an astonishingly brief period and before the end of the year. This outcome is a testament to their expertise, dedication, and commitment to their clients. I wholeheartedly recommend Sarah and Sunny to anyone seeking legal representation. Beyond their professional prowess, they bring a level of personal care that makes you feel supported, akin to having a friend and family member by your side during one of life’s most stressful periods. I want to express my sincere thanks to Sarah and Sunny for their outstanding work. Livesay and Myers are fortunate to have such a remarkable team. As a client for life, I extend my deepest appreciation. Thank you once again.

– JR


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


Went to Livesay and Myers Fredericksburg for an uncontested divorce. Ellie Pittman and Ashley Constant were amazing. They walked me through every step, were kind, listened to my concerns and made sure I understood and was comfortable with the entire process. Could not be more satisfied with the team and their handling of my situation.

– Wendi A.


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.


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.


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.


Very quick process to get my divorce. Ellie Pittman and her paralegal Ashley Constant were efficient and kept me informed every step of the way. When I would get worried about something, they were very responsive to my fears and assured me everything was moving along as it should. Less than ten months total for my divorce to be final. I would recommend this law firm to anyone seeking assistance!

– Mary H.


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.


Almost two years ago, my marriage of 15 years was over, and I found myself in need of a good attorney with good support staff. With that being said, I believe I found by far the best legal team in the area! Jasmine Moore and Michelle Evans are both very knowledgeable and professional. Whenever Jasmine was not available to speak to me regarding anything to do with my case, Michelle was right there to answer any of my questions. Not only are they professional, but they are both very understanding, sympathetic and compassionate. They are very hard-working and dedicated to helping their clients, and not making them feel like they are just another number. I cannot find the words to truly express my most sincere thanks for all of their hard work and dedication to helping me with my case.

– David T.

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