Manassas Family & Divorce Lawyers
The family law, custody and divorce lawyers in the Manassas office of Livesay & Myers, P.C. represent clients in Manassas and all across Prince William County.
Livesay & Myers, P.C. was founded in 2003 and has grown steadily since, establishing a long record of successful results and client satisfaction. As the firm has grown, we have always held to one core principle: hard work wins cases. Our attorneys believe in doing the hard work before trial necessary to give our clients the best chance to win in court.
The family law attorneys in our Manassas office are:
Ariel Baniowski is a lead senior associate in our Manassas office. Known as one of the more aggressive custody and divorce lawyers in Manassas, she has litigated every type of family law matter in Virginia, including high asset divorce cases. Ms. Baniowski was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in both Virginia and Washington D.C. in 2015–2018, and currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo. She graduated from George Mason University before graduating summa cum laude from George Mason University School of Law. Ms. Baniowski resides in Manassas with her husband and daughter.
Carolyn Eaton is a family law and divorce 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.
These attorneys are supported by paralegals Tina Allen and Maryanne Trexler. Ms. Allen has over 25 years of legal experience, including the last 18 years in family law. She has worked on every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation and divorce, custody and visitation, equitable distribution and discovery. Ms. Trexler has five years of experience as a paralegal, including extensive experience in family law.
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 the attorneys in our Manassas office:
“★★★★★ Ariel Baniowski and her paralegal, Tatyana Spurgeon were phenomenal. Ariel Baniowski expertly prepared and litigated my case. You could talk to 1,000 attorneys and you’d be lucky to find 3 or 4 that possess the kind of passion, zeal, work ethic, and competence that Ariel has. She works like a machine. She values time and your dollar. She argues with the perfect balance of logic, passion, and confidence. She is incredibly intelligent. If you’re lucky enough to work with her, feel confident that you have one of the best in the business. Most importantly to me, I always had the feeling that Ariel and Tatyana were as invested in my case as I was. I didn’t feel that they were merely representing me. I truly felt that we were all in it together, standing shoulder to shoulder as part of the same fight. They were more than a legal team. They were a support system. Finally, Ariel never told me what I wanted to hear just because I wanted to hear it. She always told me exactly what she thought was right. She’s not in it to be a people pleaser. She’s in it to win your case. I can’t thank Ariel, Tatyana, and Livesay and Myers enough for what they’ve accomplished for me and I highly recommend their services if you are going through a difficult time like I was.” – Andrew
“★★★★★ You cannot do better than [Ariel] Baniowski. Understand that you are going through the most emotional time in your life. Hire her, trust her, and then allow her to do her job. She will not over-promise, will keep you grounded, and will deliver. She has experience with the system and knowledge of the law, but, above all, she has the knowledge of human behavior to give you the edge you probably desperately seek. I regret a lot of things connected to my divorce. Hiring her is the only thing I don’t regret.” – Michael
“★★★★★ 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
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.