Music has always played a large role in Sheeras life. Beginning at age six, Sheera... more
Music has always played a large role in Sheeras life. Beginning at age six, Sheera began violin lessons (thanks, Mom) and continues to enjoy playing today as a member of Symphonicity, the Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach. In high school, Sheera performed with the New York Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall. As a result, she knows the answer to the question "How do you get to Carnegie Hall... view profile
I joined Barnes & Diehl, PC in 2004 where I have focused on family law matters. I... more
I joined Barnes & Diehl, PC in 2004 where I have focused on family law matters. I have worked as a forensic and clinical psychologist for the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina, and Central State Hospital’s Maximum Security Forensic Unit. I use my psychology training daily for the benefit of my clients. Understanding what influences an... view profile
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.
Matthew Smith is a senior family law attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C. He is the... more
Matthew Smith is a senior family law attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C. He is the attorney in the firm most experienced in navigating the Fairfax County, Arlington and Alexandria family courts. An attorney since 2005, Mr. Smith has litigated every type of family law case in the courts of Northern Virginia, including high value equitable distribution cases, custody, support, and military divorce ... view profile
When I was six years old, I told my parents that I wanted to be a lawyer. They... more
When I was six years old, I told my parents that I wanted to be a lawyer. They probably thought "how cute" and being encouraging as parents are, they just smiled and nodded. Although at that age I could not appreciate what it truly meant to be a lawyer, I never wavered. My goal and purpose always seemed crystal clear. I wanted to and would be a lawyer. I remember negotiating with my parents... view profile
I concentrate my practice in the areas of personal injury, civil rights, divorce,... more
I concentrate my practice in the areas of personal injury, civil rights, divorce, child custody, and labor and employment litigation. I have tried dozens of jury trials throughout Virginia and the District of Columbia, and have particular experience in cases of traumatic brain injury. I have been frequently retained, or consulted by other law firms, to assist in traumatic brain injury cases, ... view profile
Kristina Beavers is licensed in both California and Virginia although she has... more
Kristina Beavers is licensed in both California and Virginia although she has recently had her license moved to an inactive status in California because she doesn't spend as much time there as before. Her main office is located in Yorktown, VA where her practice is geared toward the individual and small business clients that are located in the areas of Yorktown, Newport News, Hampton, Glou... 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.