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 Manassas and Prince William County. Ms. Raheen has earned a reputation as a no-nonsense, aggressive advocate for her clients. She graduated with honors from the University of Toronto before graduating cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law. Ms. Raheen has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 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 holds the AV Preeminent rating (the highest possible rating) for ethical standards and legal ability from Martindale-Hubbell, and was named one of the Ten Leaders Under Age 45 in Matrimonial & Divorce Law in 2014. Ms. Dino also holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia. She resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children.
Amanda Kimble is a family law and divorce attorney in Manassas. She practices exclusively family law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody and support cases throughout Manassas and Prince William County. Ms. Kimble earned her law degree from George Mason University School of Law in 2007, after graduating magna cum laude from George Mason University in 2004. Well known for her commanding presence in the courtroom, Ms. Kimble was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2019–2020. She also holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia.
Cara Wallace is a family law, custody and divorce lawyer in Manassas. She practices exclusively family law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody, visitation, support and adoption cases throughout Manassas and Prince William County. Ms. Wallace earned her law degree from American University Washington College of Law, after graduating from The Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Wallace currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia.
Bethzabet Chavez is a family law attorney in Manassas. She practices exclusively family law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody and support cases throughout Manassas and Prince William County. 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.
Joe Menze is a divorce and family lawyer in Manassas. An attorney since 2015, Mr. Menze has practiced exclusively family law since 2016. He is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases. Mr. Menze has successfully litigated a number of high conflict divorce matters. Originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mr. Menze earned his law degree from William & Mary Law School after graduating from Indiana University – Fort Wayne. Mr. Menze currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia.
These attorneys are supported in our Manassas office by paralegals Michelle Evans and Taryn Arp.
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Our Manassas Office
Our Manassas office is open between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 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:
“★★★★★ Please do not hesitate to use Laila Raheen and her team at Livesay & Myers, P.C. in Manassas. I needed to act quickly to financially separate and to move toward divorce; they understood that and moved at the pace that I needed. The process was with complete ease despite the shear stress that was going on between my former spouse and I. Education and options were provided with each step to help me make decisions that were wise and respectful of the children and this fostered sound collaboration with my former spouse. They instilled confidence at every turn in my process of separation, property rights, and final divorce decree. I felt like my hand was held for an entire year. Communication was easy and always responsive. Setting up a trust to fund the divorce was easy and was on par with what I could afford. Having a prior divorce process experience—there is absolutely no comparison. Do not hesitate to use this firm. You are wasting your time calling around to others.” – Reisha M.
“★★★★★ Kudos to Melannie Dino for being the steady hand on the wheel through all of the unexpected twists and turns of my case. She caught critical details and closed loopholes that I would have regretted for years down the road. While I’d never wish it on anyone to go through a divorce process, I would gladly recommend Melannie to help you get across the finish line with your sanity and welfare intact!” – Demetrius D.
“★★★★★ I need a sixth star here. I was honestly thinking long before writing this review how, out of all the professionals I have worked with in my fifty-seven years… all the doctors, lawyers, accountants… my experience with Amanda Kimble was probably the most positive I have ever had. I found her when my spouse, who is himself an attorney, went out and hired not one but two sets of lawyers. I realized I needed representation.
Amanda Kimble was MY advocate. All through the process she was on MY side. That feeling is amazing. All the stuff you have to go through in divorcing she explained clearly and patiently (and never condescendingly). My spouse and I are LGBTQ which brought up a whole set of legal issues. She was 100% confident and knowledgeable, and never wavered.
She let me have my time in the process while gently keeping things moving along. Her ‘desk side’ manner whenever we met set the perfect tone of lightness and heaviness. It made what could have been a much worse process actually not so bad. From the start to the finish, I felt taken care of, and I am so grateful Amanda represented me.
In the end, my spouse, apparently socked with huge bills from his own attorney, asked us to file the papers and finish up. The way Amanda did it (actually showing up in court) was so professional and competent that I think I may have gone up a little in my ex’s estimation for having hired a better attorney than his! Six stars for sure.” – Alan B.
“★★★★★ I can’t speak highly enough of Laila Raheen (as well as her paralegal Taryn Arp and the staff at Livesay and Myers, P.C.). I was overseas for an extended period when my now ex-wife notified me she no longer wanted to do a mediated divorce and I began receiving document requests from her lawyer. After reviewing attorneys in my area, I contacted Laila based upon her reputation as a knowledgeable and determined advocate for her clients. She walked me through the divorce process and provided excellent guidance on how to move forward. She was proactive in identifying potential problems and acting to minimize their impact. Her comprehensive advice helped me to get a property settlement agreement that ensured visitation with my children; taking into account my frequent business travel. I feared my divorce would be a drawn out and difficult process but it was much easier and less stressful thanks to Laila. I feel fortunate to have had her as my attorney. ” – Christopher
“★★★★★ Going through a divorce is very troubling and stressful. I hired Ms. Melannie Dino for my divorce case and that was the best decision I ever made. She’s truly a phenomenal lawyer, very responsive, always provided me with all options including pros and cons for each of them. On top of all that, she and her team were very supportive humanly. I think, the human aspect of my interactions with her and her team was what I appreciated most. I felt like I was dealing with a lawyer/counselor at the same time. They took into consideration my situation and truly helped me go through the process as smoothly as possible. I will recommend everyone dealing with the same situation to go with them. VERY PROFESSIONAL AND HUMAN TEAM!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL WHAT YOU DID FOR ME.” – Saikou
“★★★★★ I have long been skeptical of lawyers, however, Amanda Kimble was an exceptional attorney who worked hard on my case, and helped set me more at ease with the process. She took the time to fully answer all of my questions, disarm my nerves, and presented both points and counterpoints to each scenario we faced. At no time did I feel as if I were just another client, just another case. Anyone who knows me knows that I do not trust easily, however, I came to trust Amanda to represent my interests and give me the unvarnished truth about everything. I also do not like to leave reviews, but I felt that Amanda deserved recognition for the outstanding job she did in representing me and my interests. I hope never to have to do this again, but if I do, I’m calling Amanda.” – Obá Y.
“★★★★★ I hired attorney Laila Raheen to represent me in my recent divorce and I am pleased with my selection of Ms. Raheen and Livesay & Myers. My first meeting with Ms. Raheen was in the office and it put my mind at ease, and confirmed that I was making the right decision by proceeding with the divorce. She is extremely professional and explained the process to me in a very straightforward way. Most of the paperwork required was sent and received via email and communication was responsive, intelligent, and helpful. I also worked with paralegal Ms. Taryn Arp, who was very organized and kept the process moving forward. Once all paperwork was in, the process moved extremely quickly. I was expecting to receive a court date months after submitting paperwork, but instead I received an email very soon after stating my divorce had been finalized. I was quite pleasantly surprised at how simple and fast it was completed. Now, it could be that because we are in a pandemic, and my case was simple (childfree and assets already separated) that it was accelerated, I am not sure. Another benefit was that the costs were reasonable, and invoices were itemized in 10-minute increments, so the process was open and transparent (you will not be overcharged). In all, I would highly recommend Laila Raheen to anyone looking for a fair, professional, responsive, and efficient attorney with expert guidance.” – Rachel
“★★★★★ 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.
“★★★★★ Both attorney Amanda Kimble and paralegal Michelle Evans were very helpful when it came to my divorce. Amanda had a call with me and walked me through all of the steps, the requirements, and the timeline. Michelle ensured she followed up with all of my requests and confirmed receipt of all the documents I sent both via mail and email. It was an absolutely seamless process working with these two. I’ve never worked with any other attorneys, so they both set the bar very high. Thanks so much for making this as easy and quick as possible.” – Melissa C.
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.