My experience and background reflect the hallmarks of success one must demand of a... more
My experience and background reflect the hallmarks of success one must demand of a lawyer in the metropolitan area’s legal landscape. As a native of Northern Virginia, I have here focused my practice on providing sound and balanced representation to clients navigating the difficult legal waters of family law, including contested divorce, custody, support, and equitable distribution. My persua... view profile
I enjoy working with clients to find solutions to their unique circumstances and... more
I enjoy working with clients to find solutions to their unique circumstances and assist them as they move through a difficult phase of life. I see my most important role as that of problem solver. Each case is different and calls for its own approach. I am originally from Upstate New York, where I attended Colgate University. I moved to DC to attend The George Washington University Law Sch... 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
My father opened his firm as a sole practitioner over 20 years ago and my brother... more
My father opened his firm as a sole practitioner over 20 years ago and my brother and I joined him a decade later. We are fortunate to continue to work as a team and support each other in many ways. A client of mine is our family's client as well.
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
My philosophy as a lawyer is to establish a strong attorney-client relationship. My... more
My philosophy as a lawyer is to establish a strong attorney-client relationship. My goal is to connect with each client and deliver quality work, personalized service, and exceptional value. As your counselor and representative, you can be confident that everything possible will be done to protect your rights. You will receive individual attention through every part of the legal process in o... 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.
Child Custody Lawyers in cities near Annandale, VA