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.
Most family law attorneys regard courtroom proceedings as a necessary, but hopefully... more
Most family law attorneys regard courtroom proceedings as a necessary, but hopefully avoidable, part of their practice. Not SmolenPlevys Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson, who enjoys the challenge of the courtroom. I love going to court, Dickerson says. Its a constant proving ground. Being in court keeps you sharp and focused and if you enjoy being in the courtroom, then each appearance teaches you how... 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
Since 1999, I have practiced solely in the area of family law. In the context of a... more
Since 1999, I have practiced solely in the area of family law. In the context of a typical divorce case, I will address matters of property division, assignment of debts, determination of spousal support, determination of custody and visitation, and determination of child support. Prior to entering private practice in Virginia, I was an active duty Judge Advocate in the United States Marine ... 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 Falls Church, VA