Ariel Baniowski is an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers. She practices... more
Ariel Baniowski is an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers. She practices exclusively Family Law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody and support cases throughout Prince William County and Northern Virginia.
Sean P. Schmergel, the Immediate Past President of the Alexandria Bar Association,... more
Sean P. Schmergel, the Immediate Past President of the Alexandria Bar Association, is a native of New York and has resided in Northern Virginia for over 24 years. He currently lives with his family in Arlington, Virginia.Mr. Schmergel co-founded Schmergel & Mersberger, PLC in 2004 with an aim towards helping individuals with their often overwhelming domestic cases. Mr. Schmergel's practice is t... view profile
I try to help clients make the best use of an initial interview as possible by... more
I try to help clients make the best use of an initial interview as possible by encouraging them to bring as much financial information with them to the initial interview as they can. I do this so that I can help the client understand the range of results likely if their case is tried (assuming the information they provide is accurate) and upon what the range depends. Knowing the likely r... view profile
I have been practicing family law for over 15 years, working with individuals who... more
I have been practicing family law for over 15 years, working with individuals who are facing some of the most difficult life transitions in divorce/separation, custody matters and the financial aspects of support and property division. Our team approach to working with clients helps empower them during this time. Family law has been an extremely rewarding practice of law and I am honored to be ... view profile
Mr. Powers has devoted his practice to family law for his entire career.Mr. Powers... more
Mr. Powers has devoted his practice to family law for his entire career.Mr. Powers sits on the Board of Governors for the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has served as President of the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association. He is also listed in"The Best Lawyers in America".Hehas presented numerous seminars to bar a... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.