Leesburg Family & Divorce Lawyers
The family law, custody and divorce lawyers in the Leesburg office of Livesay & Myers, P.C. represent clients in Leesburg, Ashburn, and all across Loudoun County.
Courts in Loudoun County differ significantly from those in surrounding jurisdictions. Loudoun courts have their own unique procedures, rules and expectations. The attorneys in our Leesburg office practice in these courts every day—they know the local judges and the local system.
Our attorneys practice exclusively family law, handling divorce, separation, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, adoption, and every other type of family law case in Virginia.
The family law attorneys in our Leesburg office are:
Amanda Stone Swart is a custody and divorce lawyer in Leesburg. She represents clients in separation, divorce, custody and support cases across Loudoun County and surrounding areas. One of the firm’s most skilled trial attorneys, in 2010 Ms. Swart received the prestigious Trial Advocate of the Year award from the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Originally from Iowa, Ms. Swart graduated summa cum laude from Creighton University before graduating from George Mason University School of Law. She resides with her husband and two daughters in Ashburn.
Jonathan McHugh is a Leesburg family lawyer. He has litigated every type of family law matter in Virginia, including a large number of high asset divorce cases. Mr. McHugh has particular expertise with cases involving military or federal retirement and benefits. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, he graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University before graduating from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law. Mr. McHugh was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in both Virginia and Washington D.C. in 2017–2018. He resides with his wife and daughter in Northern Virginia.
Melannie Dino is a family law and and divorce attorney in Leesburg. An attorney since 2001, Ms. Dino has litigated every type of family law matter in Virginia, including contested divorce, custody, visitation, support, and high value equitable distribution cases. Named one of the Ten Leaders Under Age 45 in Matrimonial & Divorce Law in 2014, she is one of the most-respected family law attorneys not only in Loudoun County but in Northern Virginia. Originally from Pennsylvania, Ms. Dino now resides in Ashburn with her husband and two children.
Anne Prentice is one of our most experienced family law and divorce attorneys. An attorney since 2003, she is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including adoption, separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases. Ms. Prentice is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law and a cum laude graduate of Shenandoah University. She is also a graduate of the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia, the country’s premier trial advocacy program for lawyers. Ms. Prentice resides with her two children in Northern Virginia.
These attorneys are supported in our Leesburg office by paralegals Tatyana Spurgeon (who has over 20 years experience as a paralegal) and Jenny Peshoff (who has over 12 years experience as a paralegal).
Choose a topic for answers to your questions in Virginia family law:
Spring Consultation Special. For a limited time, schedule an initial 1-hour consultation with one of our Leesburg family lawyers for just $150. Contact us today to take advantage of this discounted rate.
Our Leesburg Office
Our office is located at 113 E Market St #110 in Leesburg, just one block from the Loudoun County Courthouse:
Our attorneys represent clients from every part of Loudoun County, including Leesburg, Ashburn, Brambleton, Sterling, South Riding, Potomac Falls, Purcellville, Round Hill, Middleburg, Waterford, Lovettsville and Aldie, and all of Northern Virginia.
The following is a sampling of client reviews for the attorneys in our Leesburg office:
“★★★★★ Amanda [Stone Swart] was fantastic! She was the BEST attorney I have ever met and did an outstanding job on my divorce. She displayed a high level of expertise, responsiveness, and professionalism. Thanks to Amanda I won everything I wanted in court.” – James
“★★★★★ I contacted Livesay & Myers after searching the web for military divorce attorneys in Virginia. My divorce was complicated and I needed someone to start resolving the little obstacles and concentrate on the larger issues. I met with Jonathan McHugh for a consultation. He was patient, extremely professional and thorough and made me feel at ease that all my issues would be resolved in a timely manner. Jonathan’s knowledge of the military and estate issues was extensive. After 24 years of abuse, Jonathan, along with his paralegal, Tatyana Spurgeon, helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel. Both of them were quick to respond to any inquiries I had. I felt very comfortable being represented by Livesay & Myers, as I now know personally that Attorney Jonathan McHugh and his paralegal, Tatyana, fought and succeeded in every aspect of my divorce. Even after the divorce was final, Jonathan and Tatyana continued to be attentive to all the financial details that needed to be followed up to conclusion. I feel very comfortable in recommending their services to anyone who needs to accomplish a positive end result from a difficult situation.” – Karen H.
“★★★★★ Melannie Dino really was the support I needed in navigating through my separation agreement. She really listened to what I wanted and helped me arrive at a settlement with my former partner quickly. Her response time was excellent along with her advice.” – Mary
“★★★★★ Anne Prentice and her staff (Jenny Peshoff) were just great. I contacted their office in late Dec. 2016 in need of a quick uncontested divorce. I had been married for over 30 years and had just never bothered to close the loop legally. Anne and her staff were quick to advise, assist, and pretty much hold my hand through what was a tough, letting go process for me. Every email and or phone call I made regarding information on the next steps etc, were answered quickly. Actually they always beat me to the punch, by informing before I could think to ask. I am happy I chose Anne Prentice to represent me, and hope others chose her to represent them. I found her firm to be professional and trustworthy. My divorce wasn’t painless as it’s truly hard to let go of a person who has been your friend for so long, however it’s best done with a team of professionals who understand and have your back. Thanks guys:)” – Roxanne
“★★★★★ The whole divorce process seemed daunting and I had no idea where to start or what to expect. I worked with Jon [McHugh] and Tatyana and they made the whole process so easy, and were great to work with throughout. I loved that they have a flat-rate fee for uncontested divorces because my ex and I were in agreement about all aspects of our divorce and I really didn’t want to have to pay thousands of dollars to have a lawyer on retainer. All documents were drawn up and filed quickly, and my ex and I were able to have our divorce finalized without even having to appear in court. I would definitely recommend Livesay & Myers to anyone looking for help with a divorce.” – Olivia G.
“★★★★★ I retained Melannie [Dino] to help navigate and finalize a child support modification to my existing divorce settlement. She worked the specifics of my case to ensure the result of my settlement was fair and reasonable within the state guidelines. She framed the legal issues in such a way that I felt comfortable with the final results of the modification settlement. She worked changes promptly and was very responsive throughout the entire process.” – Anonymous
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.