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
Ben Carafiol is a senior associate attorney in the Fredericksburg office of Livesay &... more
Ben Carafiol is a senior associate attorney in the Fredericksburg office of Livesay & Myers. He practices exclusively Family Law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody and support cases in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George and surrounding areas. As one of the leading military divorce lawyers in the firm, Mr. Carafiol is intimately familiar with issues of milita... view profile
I economically and efficiently help clients resolve the issues associated withthe... more
I economically and efficiently help clients resolve the issues associated withthe dissolution oftheir marriage. This efforttakes a fundamental understanding of finances, good trial lawyer skills and the ability to navigate a highly charged emotional playing field.
I was born and raised in Virginia and have lived in this wonderful state all of my... more
I was born and raised in Virginia and have lived in this wonderful state all of my life. I attended college and law school in Virginia, and have enjoyed building a legal career and practicing law in courts across the state, from Roanoke to Virginia Beach, and from Richmond to Fairfax to Winchester. I enjoy nearly every facet of the law, but I have a particular focus on the ethics of the practi... 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.