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.
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.
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.
Brandi Howell is a family law, custody 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.
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
“★★★★★ 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.
“★★★★★ 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.