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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:

Jonathan McHugh

Jonathan McHugh is a lead senior associate, and one of the highest-rated family law attorneys in Prince William County. An attorney since 2012, Mr. McHugh has litigated every type of family law matter in Virginia, including high value equitable distribution cases. Mr. McHugh was included in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for his work in Family Law. He has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2017, and currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia. Mr. McHugh resides with his wife and daughter in Northern Virginia.

Cara Wallace

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

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

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 Taryn Arp, Tammy Scott and Tanema Scholl.

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Our Manassas Office

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.

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:

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The following is a sampling of client reviews for our family law attorneys in Manassas:


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.


A divorce is never a pleasant experience, however, the Livesay & Myers law group made the process as easy as possible. My attorney Cara Wallace and her paralegal Taryn Arp were communicative and efficient through the whole process. They are the best in the business and I highly recommend them.

– Lee K.


Of all the law firms I could have chosen to help me protect my rights as a parent, Livesay & Myers was the best bet! They were very attentive from the beginning and were able to pivot with me when circumstances changed. The staff was professional and courteous and Beth Chavez, my lawyer, was compassionate, realistic, and wasted no time. My situation was resolved within a few weeks and I’m 100% satisfied. If I were to ever need a lawyer again, Livesay & Myers will be my first stop!

– Melissa W.


I retained Joe Menze of Livesay & Myers, P.C. to represent me in a visitation case. The fight for my grandparent rights to see my grandson was extremely important to me and very emotional. The services provided by my attorney Joe Menze and paralegal Tammy Scott were exceptional! They were very responsive to my questions and promptly replied to my emails or returned my calls. Due to their diligence and dedication to my case, I now have a visitation schedule filed with the courts and regularly see my grandson to include overnight visits. They brought joy back into my life!

– Melannie


I interviewed several attorney offices before I found Livesay and Myers. I had instant peace of mind after speaking to my attorney Cara Wallace. She and her paralegal Taryn Arp are quite the pair. I am so glad I went with that “gut feeling” that I was in good hands. I knew the year ahead was going to be like nothing I had ever gone through before. Cara spoke in an effortlessly soothing manner that told me she really had my back. From start to finish. Although I don’t plan on going through another divorce, I certainly would not hesitate to return for their services. I was pleasantly surprised that I wasn’t charged an enormous fee, because what they did for me was worth more than what my fees were, of which they are upfront about. So if you want a professional team to get the job done right, make Livesay and Myers your first; or at least your final call. This company is excellent! P.S. My team even sent well wishes at the end of my journey. Thank you so very much!

– Kay R.


Atty. Beth Chavez is so easy to work with. She takes her job seriously, is passionate about the case and communicates effectively with her client. She made my life easy, took her time for me to understand the case status and process. She has patience, took diligence of the paperwork and presented herself in the court very professionally.​ ​She is definitely highly recommended to all my friends, family or whoever I might come across if they need a lawyer to represent their case.

– JD


I cannot say enough great things about this firm. Joe Menze, my attorney, was very professional, responsive, accommodating, and my case outcome was the best possible outcome. The entire team was very helpful and explained everything. When I had questions I could easily get answers and always was able to reach someone on the phone or by email. What was a difficult and emotional time they showed compassion and understanding. I highly recommend this firm and would definitely use them again.

– Nikki H.


Ms. Cara Wallace, Ms. Membreno and Ms. Arp were amazing to work with throughout the entire process of my divorce! They were very responsive, always returning my emails in a timely manner, and answered all questions about any legal matter I had so well that a regular guy, like myself, could understand! And you always felt like they cared about helping you and defending you. I know they had several clients they were working with, but I always felt like I had their full attention. I hope that I never have to get divorced again but I would call these fine folks back up in a heartbeat if I ever make that mistake again! They say divorce is expensive cause it’s worth it, they have good rates and it’s so worth it, so you shouldn’t pass up working with Cara, Rossimar, and Taryn!

– Jerin B.


I had a very positive experience working with Ms. Beth Chavez and Ms.​ ​Taryn ​Arp, who assisted me in preparation of a marital separation agreement, divorce proceedings and related court orders. They were both responsive, explained the process well, and were mindful to minimize billable time toward my case. Once matters were settled and agreed upon between myself and my ex-spouse, the process proceeded quickly and efficiently toward closure.

– Rick


I had a great experience with Joe Menze as my divorce attorney. He and his paralegal, Ms. Scott, we’re available to answer questions and provide updates from start to finish. I have no reservations in recommending this firm.

– Angie Y.

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