Manassas Family & Divorce Lawyers
Livesay & Myers, P.C. has a team of family law, custody and divorce lawyers in Manassas, representing clients in Manassas, Woodbridge and all across Prince William County.
The combined court system of Manassas-Prince William County differs significantly from jurisdictions like Fairfax County to the north or Stafford County to the south. From our office just two blocks from the Prince William County Judicial Center, the family lawyers at Livesay & Myers, P.C. practice in these courts every day—they know the local judges and the local system. And, each of our award-winning family lawyers in Manassas practice exclusively family law.
Our family lawyers in Manassas are:
Laila Raheen is a lead senior associate in our Manassas office. She practices exclusively family law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody and support cases throughout Prince William County and Northern Virginia. Ms. Raheen has earned a reputation as a no-nonsense, aggressive advocate for her clients. Ms. Raheen graduated with honors from the University of Toronto before graduating cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law. She was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in both Virginia and Washington D.C. in 2018. She resides with her husband in Northern Virginia.
Melannie Dino is a family law, custody and divorce lawyer in Manassas. An attorney since 2001, Ms. Dino is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, with a special focus on contested divorce, custody and support cases. She is one of the most-respected family lawyers not only in Prince William County but in all of Northern Virginia. Named one of the Ten Leaders Under Age 45 in Matrimonial & Divorce Law in 2014, Ms. Dino currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia. She resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children.
Brandi Howell is a family law and divorce attorney in Manassas. An attorney since 2007, in 2018 she transitioned to practicing exclusively family law after observing family, friends, and colleagues struggle with their own family law issues. After being married for 14 years and having three children of her own, Ms. Howell believed she would be able to relate to those facing divorce, custody and other family law issues. With over a decade of legal experience, Ms. Howell knew that she would be able to help them get the best possible results under the law.
Carolyn Eaton is a family law attorney in Manassas. An attorney since 1995, Ms. Eaton is one of the most experienced family law attorneys in our firm. She represents clients in separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases throughout Manassas and Prince William County. As a former attorney for the Division of Child Support Enforcement, Ms. Eaton has extensive experience in support cases. The mother of two and a certified Guardian ad Litem, Ms. Eaton brings a valuable combination of legal and real world experience to her family law practice.
For volumes of free information in Virginia family law, see our:
- Guide to Divorce in Virginia
- Guide to Custody and Visitation in Virginia
- Guide to Separation in Virginia
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Our Manassas Office
Our Manassas office is open between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:30 pm, Monday–Friday. It is located at 9408 Grant Avenue in Manassas, Virginia, just two blocks from the Prince William County Judicial Center: Our attorneys serve Manassas and all of Prince William County, including Woodbridge, Dale City, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Haymarket, Gainesville, Nokesville, as well as Fauquier and surrounding areas.
The following is a sampling of client reviews for our family law attorneys in Manassas:
“★★★★★ I recently had to have a Child Support matter addressed that was contentious with the opposing side. I was fortunate to have had Ms. Laila Raheen and Ms. Gigi Stanley on my side. Even though my job is out of the country, they were both so effective at communicating with me that the distance never seemed to be an issue. Gigi and Laila put a human and compassionate side to a very emotionally charged situation and they made me believe that I was their only case. I never felt like a number. I highly recommend them to anyone that may not be local but needing legal support in the NOVA area. My situation ultimately required a Court appearance, and Ms. Raheen’s demeanor and presence in front of the Judge and opposing Counsel was nothing short of spectacular. She was calm, not a show off, but a pure professional. An accurate description would be ‘kitten with claws,’ but done in such a way that at no point did it have a negative effect on the judge, but visibly flustered the Opposing side which resulted in a positive outcome. If you hire Ms. Raheen and Gigi, you can do it with confidence.” – M.P.
“★★★★★ My uncontested divorce was expertly handled by attorney Melannie Dino and paralegal Tina Allen. Both of these ladies are compassionate, efficient, respectful of your time, and extremely responsive. From my first consultation with Melannie, I knew my interests would be well represented and taken care of. If you are looking for a team that will protect, support, and value you as a client, you need look no further than Melannie Dino, Tina Allen and Livesay & Myers.” – Mary F.
“★★★★★ My initial visit with [Carolyn] Eaton was for a consultation when my ex-spouse told me he wanted a divorce. She came highly recommended from a friend who recently went through a divorce, and after talking with her during my initial visit, I knew she was the attorney for me, compassionate, attentive and definitely experienced in the law. Once I knew there was no reconciliation with my ex-spouse, I turned to Ms. Eaton who was ready to go and take on my case full steam ahead. I had many questions during the marital separation agreement and no-contest divorce processes and Ms. Eaton was there ready to respond to my inquiries and guide me through every step till the end. Ms. Eaton was a GEM from the beginning to end and I can’t thank her and her paralegal Ms. Richter enough for making the entire process as stress free as possible so I may move forward with my life. Many, many, many thanks!” – Jeanine
“★★★★★ My Attorney, Laila Raheen was phenomenal representing me in my divorce, there were several items and conditions that were very important for me to keep, and she was excellent in meeting my expectation of getting an excellent settlement agreement. I was divorced prior to my court hearing because she worked very hard to get the agreement done by the court date so that I can avoid the trouble and expense of going to trial. She made sure I understood every aspect of the settlement. Laila and Paralegal Margaret (Gigi) were excellent in dealing with my case and the issues that had come up and dealt with them in a timely and compassionate manner. Her guidance and patience made the divorce such an easy process. I wasn’t sure what to expect with a legal proceeding such as this, but Laila made the process seem effortless and I was thrilled with the result. Laila and Gigi were a joy to work with through a difficult time. I would highly recommend her and Livesay & Myers.” – Nydia C.
“★★★★★ I had a very pleasant experience working with Melannie Dino on a custody, visitation, and child support case. She was professional all throughout and never failed to give me good advice nor to answer my question and address my concerns. I liked the most that it always felt organic and that she was constantly on top of things.” – Ruben D.
“★★★★★ I have had quite a few experiences with family law attorneys and I have to say without a doubt that Livesay & Myers were easily the best. Laila Raheen and her assistant were competent, thorough and informative. Questions were answered without delay and tough legal jargon was quickly explained before I could even pick up the phone to ask. My case was settled out of court and within a timely manner. Highly recommended.” – TeAndre T.
“★★★★★ 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
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.