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Steven Goldman

Divorce and separation Attorney at Fairfax, VA

4.8   26 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 9 years
    Virginia - VA 9 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 11 years
    New York - NY 15 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Contested Divorce, Uncontested Divorce, Mediation, Separations, Pendente Lite Issues, Support and Custody Matters, Collaborative Law

    15 years

  2. Marriage and prenuptials
    15%
    Prenuptial Agreements, Prenuptial Planning

    15 years

  3. Child custody
    10%

    15 years

  4. Child support
    10%

    15 years

  5. Family
    10%
    Custody and Support cases in Family or Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court

    15 years

  6. Domestic violence
    5%
    Domestic Violence Disputes, Custody Matters, Protective Orders, Defending Against Protective Orders

    15 years

Steven Goldman focuses his legal practices primarily in the areas of matrimonial and family law for the firm Curran Moher Weis in Fairfax, Virginia. Steven represents his clients through all phases of the divorce process including support and equitable distribution issues, child custody disputes and in the preparation of pre/post-nuptial agreements.

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Location

Curran Moher Weis
10300 Eaton Place
Suite 520
Fairfax, VA, 22030
Curran Moher Weis (Old Town, Alexandria)
106 North Lee St
Alexandria, VA, 22314
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
Posted by Lindsey | June 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic attorney!
Steven Goldman and his team helped me navigate the complex process of divorce beautifully. He was straightforward in his communication, thorough in organizing a complex financial situation, and creative in his solutions. Mr. Goldman cared about my well-being and settled the case very quickly. The outcome was more than I would have asked for if I had suggested a settlement myself. I could not have found a more competent, intelligent, and thoughtful attorney. I am incredibly grateful for his wisdom and counsel.
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Posted by Jeimy | June 10, 2022
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Truly Amazing Attorney
Steve is such an amazing talented lawyer and extremely professional. His team was so well organized with everything in my case and always very responsive to every single question I had. Steve helped navigate me through a very difficult divorce and custody battle from a raging narcissist, and before hiring Steve I felt completely hopeless, as my previous attorney left me high and dry in the middle of the biggest battle of my life, told me to forget about fighting for the marital home and got me for 12k. I put my complete trust in Steve and he never steered me wrong. Not only did he get me half of the money for my home, attorneys fees, full custody of my son, and more most importantly he gave me my life back and peace of mind and for that I am extremely grateful. If your looking for an attorney who will fight for you and the best interest of your children you need to look no further. You will not only have a truly gifted attorney dedicated to his craft but an entire team behind you.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2021
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Upwards !
Where to begin? I was an American ex-pat stuck in Doha, Qatar. When I found out that I was essentially stateless (since I didn’t have domicile), I began to lose hope. But then I found Steven. He immediately offered a creative and intelligent way to navigate my case and find a way home and, more importantly, to keep the kids stateside. By the time we were, and the real battle commenced (over jurisdiction and other messy matters), his abilities shone. In the end, his professionalism, intelligence, compassion, and meticulousness won negotiations: that, and his ability to work well with an outside expert on international law. Additional gratitude to the front staff and his assistant. They, too, were professional and warm. My girls are back on American soil, and so am I, and there is no looking back. Upwards and onwards. Thank you, Steven!
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2021
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Have you read the book; "The Psychopath Next Door."?
No, I haven't (yet) but when he asked me this question I felt properly understood. After consulting with 4 attorneys, and hiring and firing 2 others, I finally came upon Steven through an initial consult with Gerald Curran. Steven came to Curran Moher Weiss from NY, where I'm from, and I immediately felt a comfort level with him. My divorce was complicated by an ongoing complete mental disconnect regarding family responsibilities affecting my ex. There were no complications with assets (ex has/had none, and had gone through all of mine). Most importantly, especially when money is your biggest issue, Steven does not try to bill as many hours as possible. There were many times (which I ultimately really appreciated) where Steven essentially politely told me to shut up. When you are righteously indignant about the injustices inflicted upon you, and when you find an audience willing to listen; you can talk for hours. I could have done that with Steven, but he steered me to relevant, actionable information and steps. I was very, very grateful for this, and our working relationship has had to continue through multiple hearings well after the divorce settlement was complete. He stays on task, gets done what needs to get done in as straightforward a manner as possible, and does not waste time, or even allow you to waste time on tangents that don't lead to any beneficial outcome. I believe this is a paramount quality for any good lawyer to have, but in the case of this highly emotional type of practice, it is absolutely key. He also understands personality disorders, which sadly many lawyers in this day and age do not, so rest assured he has the appropriate amount of empathy, but won't let you wallow in grief or indignation. You can save that for your friends, Ben & Jerry, your therapist etc., and he will help you get the hard stuff done. I highly, unequivocally recommend Steven for your divorce needs.
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2021
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Exceptional Skill and Character
Finding the right attorney to help me through my divorce, was one of the most important and life altering decisions of my life. After several frustrating (and expensive!!) interactions with my first divorce attorney, I quickly realized that I needed a different attorney- someone skilled who also had my best interest at heart. I found all this, and so much more than I could have hoped for with Steve Goldman and his whole team at Curran Moher and Weis. Steve represents what is in my opinion a rare combination of exceptional skill, intelligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion for his clients. His calm disposition makes all his amazing qualities shine all the more. These characteristics were evident from our first video call. Steve listened with care, and answered my questions with the honesty and clarity that I was looking for. He is a talented attorney and master communicator with high emotional intelligence, who made me feel heard and understood. He translated my needs into legal language and action while always communicating with me the reality of any given point in question. He provides sage counsel and explains options with projections and recommendations which helped me navigate difficult decision after difficult decision. Throughout the arduous divorce process, he demonstrated that he cared not only about the outcome of the case, but about my overall well-being as a person and the toll that this process can take. At every decision point, he gracefully balanced firmness and strength while representing my case without ever fueling the fires that were instigated by my ex. Steve is a master negotiator whose experience and expertise allowed us to reach a favorable settlement agreement out of court. His vast knowledge of the law, experience and negotiation skills saved me the emotional pain and additional cost of a trial. However, he was always prepared to take the case to court if that’s what it took for a fair outcome, and he let the opposing counsel know this very clearly. He is fierce towards the opposing side, while showing great empathy and sensitivity to his client. He gave me much needed reassurance and strength during the most difficult chapter of my life- navigating a divorce while being a frontline physician during a pandemic. He always showed utmost respect and sensitivity towards the difficult demands of my profession and was flexible working with my crazy work schedule. He was always accessible by email or phone and responded in a very timely fashion. Steve’s entire team has the same competence, work ethic, and integrity. His paralegal, Julia was so integral in organizing needed documents- a task which would have been daunting without her help. She and the firm’s receptionist, Michelle, were always very helpful and responsive. Their office manager, Erin, was always willing to go out of her way to help in any way she could and was an invaluable source of responsiveness, kindness and support. In short, I cannot imagine having gone through the stressful divorce process with anyone other than Steve Goldman as my steadfast attorney. Simply put, Steve Goldman is an exceptionally skilled attorney and an upstanding human being. He truly cares about his clients and represents them with fierce conviction and skill. I feel incredibly fortunate and grateful to have had him in my corner. The outcome of my divorce was desirable, and he made a most difficult process not only feel manageable but even empowering by way of his wisdom and expertise. It goes without saying that I wholeheartedly recommend seeking his counsel as your divorce attorney.
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Posted by Allan | January 25, 2021
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A great and talented Lawyer
Steven Goldman was so professional and personable I highly recommend him to anyone. He did an amazing job hearing my issues and converting them into solutions we could achieve.
Posted by Tait | May 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
It was a pleasure working with Steve considering what we were doing. He is highly knowledgeable, always professional and continued to have my best interests in mind throughout the entire negotiation process. I feel very lucky to have found him and am very satisfied with the outcome.
Posted by Jade | May 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Lawyer
Mr. Steve Goldman is an exceptional lawyer. I would hands down recommend Mr. Goldman. He handled my case and represented me in a most professional manner. Every step of the way Mr. Goldman explained all issues at hand and provided a recommendation that would best suit not only myself but my child. I always followed his recommendation which always culminated in a successful outcome. His extensive knowledge of law, wealth of experience on child custody matters, and his ability to strategize each scenario of the case always meant Mr. Goldman was several steps ahead of the opposing lawyer. Furthermore, Mr. Goldman was able to settle out of court with all of our demands agreed upon and then some! Not only did this save money but it saved the additional stress and emotional toll court would have brought. This was a testament to his legal prowess. I am extremely satisfied with the outcome. If you want someone on your side representing you Mr. Steve Goldman is who you need.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2019
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Steve Goldman Is Gold!
When your relationship goes to hell and you have children in the balance, you enter a Cold War. Your attorney is the person that should be able to exhaust diplomatic options with utmost professionalism and, if necessary, escalate. And win. I know seasoned diplomats with less skill. I was living in a nightmare. It took me forever to decide to consult with a lawyer and I regret delaying. Not only did Mr. Goldman lay out all my options in extreme detail, but he remained in touch with me at all times. As uncertainties and new developments appeared in my case, he was always reachable, reassuring, and supportive. Sleepless nights, terror moments, panic attacks—I’ve had it all. And there wasn’t a moment that my lawyer was not there to advise when I needed him to. He navigated everything from volatile situations to multiple contract adjustments to negotiations so fantastically that I got a good deal more than I’d initially bargained for. He walked me out of my own personal hell and into a normal life, and my child along with me. I credit him with not merely helping me with legalese, but with providing extreme empathy in sensitive situations. Steve Goldman is the kind of brilliant negotiator who knows precisely how to read the emotions in a room and how to react to them. I’d take him to a poker game. To war. At the end of the day, a divorce is worse: a personal war with the highest stakes of all. He delivers more than sharp intellect and more than empathy—the perfect balance of knowledge, ruthlessness, and dedication to your cause. My case was drawn out over months, exhausting, nerve-wracking, and, at times, absurd. Thanks to Mr. Goldman, I swam through it like a fish in water. With a big, protective shark at my side. He never lost sight of what it was we were fighting for and made sure I didn’t, either. If you are living in a nightmare like I was, I can’t recommend Steve enough. He can wrangle with the impossible and reason with the illogical. He can draw people to your side of the argument. He is an astute person who excels at his job. If you hire him, the only thing you’ll feel bad for is the person on the other side of the table.
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Posted by Lynne | December 27, 2018
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Partner: Curran, Moher & Weis; Fairfax, Virginia
Steven Goldman is an extremely skilled divorce attorney - he is adept at quickly assessing a difficult & emotional situation in a professional and somewhat detached fashion - yet not so detached as to cloud a professional level of compassion and the otherwise real focus of his work. His financial analysis skills are superb, his ability to see the big picture, one step at a time is outstanding. Steven can carefully present options & assist with "+'s/-'s" . His response time and communication skills are excellent. Yet, his wry sense of humor can come into play at just the right time. We had a challenging situation to deal with and Steven was polished and professional at all times: phone consults, emails, meetings and in the courtroom. His ability to research and even consider creative options revealed his depth and strength as a well-qualified domestic/family law attorney.
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Posted by A.A | December 20, 2018
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Honest and excellent representation
I hired Mr Goldman as my divorce attorney. Steve and his team helped me through a difficult child custody battle. They are super easy to communicate and they respond to you very timely manner. Steve and his team pulled out a great deal for my child custody case. I have more time with my daughter because of Steve and his team representation. Steve is very assertive and knows how to play with difficult situations. Steve really cared about my situation and provided great advice during difficult time. I highly recommend Steve as a child custody and divorce lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2018
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Gold Standard - Will get you to your goals!
Steven Goldman was my counsel for the last year. Originally, I was represented by another attorney (three months), and let me tell you, I wish I would have began my case with Steven. It was not just the level of professionalism and understanding of the law and associated parameters to protect me and set me up for a brighter future, but also, his commitment to me personally - truly guiding me to my goals. I was was always impressed with and in good hands Steven and highly recommend him. He is the gold standard.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2018
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Integrity & Expertise. Quality Representation
Integrity and Expertise - the best family law representation in NOVA I retained Steve Goldman for representation lasting approximately one year in 2017. Steve is an honest man, and a good guy. The kind of guy you want to have your back. And if this if your first rodeo, take note - you NEED someone in your corner. Second, he's an expert in his field, someone who has bent over backward for me, worked through the night, given some off the clock guidance, and has genuinely cared. I challenge you to find any other family law attorney in NOVA who would give you 15 minutes unbilled outside of a potential consultation. When your lawyer truly cares about you, you have the right person in your corner. Even at times when I became emotional and frustrated, Steve's level head prevailed. He provided guidance and consultation when I was unable to see past the next day's motion. And if you read his bio, you'll see that he is an expert at mediation. Let me be the first (although likely not the last) to let you know that may be an understatement. Having perhaps the most difficult ex-wife the NOVA courts have ever seen, I felt hopeless that we could reach any agreement. Steve's ability to effectively communicate, remain level-headed, and professionally guide the discussion back to the important points repeatedly led us away from arguing and back to the points that mattered. I have more time with my children now because of Steve. And like many others have done, he hasn't left me with a huge bill and forgotten about me. No matter what - when you've got Steve in your corner, you've got an advocate; you've got an advisor; you've got the best. Very satisfied with Steve's representation.
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Posted by Suzanne | April 18, 2018
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Strong Advocate
I hired Steve to help me through my divorce process. There was nothing about this case that was typical, routine or standard. He walked and talked me through everything, always available by phone or email and answered every question that I had. He heard my concerns and through a collaborative effort, we got through it with results we were pleased with. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Louis | April 16, 2018
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Competent, Dedicated and Cost-effective Attorney
My ex-wife has caused me to spend the last 8 years in court, fighting for my parental (custody) rights and a fair support arrangement. She has hired the most aggressive, craft attorneys possible and has never budged an inch to do what is fair and what is the right thing. When I hired Steve Goldman to represent me, I had low expectations. After being unfairly taken advantage of so many times, and for so long by my ex-wife, I never thought justice and fairness would prevail. I was wrong. Steve Goldman righted a situation that was very wrong. He was able to get a negotiated settlement, even when I thought it was impossible. He helped me avoid thousands of dollars in unnecessary court hearings and court costs. He helped keep me balanced through the whole ordeal. While his firm, Curran, Moher and Weis is one of (if not the best) law firms in Northern VA, Steve Goldman is the best attorney I could have ever hoped for through this all. I know that I can count on Steve to help me overcome any legal attacks from my ex-wife that I might face in the future.
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Posted by Noelle | December 5, 2017
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OUTSTANDING
Having had a very rough marriage, the first attorney I had hired for a temporary custody hearing failed me on many levels, from basic hearing preparations, to the court room where I ended up loosing so much more than I ever thought I would. And while I knew I needed a new attorney, I was somewhat stuck in fear. But, some miracles really are unbelievable. I was given Steven's name through a very dear friend. Steven is highly recommended by his superiors, and as well as others. He turned a great deal around in my case, minimized the emotional impact for myself, my children and other family members who were stressed upon my behalf and all so that I could focus on the important issues and address things effectively. He's ingenious, extremely sharp, fearless with opposition, wastes no time to knock out issues and absolutely NOTHING gets past him. I have referred him to other family and friends who are equally as happy with him. My family and I are in a far far better place all thanks to Steven. And while I hope and pray I never have to divorce again, Steven will be the first I call when it comes to getting the right guidance and effective steps forward. If you are looking for an attorney who can answer your questions directly, solve the issues and ensure you are protected, call him, it'll be the best call you ever make!
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Posted by Aleks | November 1, 2017
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Steve looks out for your best interest
Steve helped me through a very stressful situation when my fiance and I only had 3 days to change and sign our pre-nup before our wedding. Steve worked tirelessly to get everything wrapped up quickly. He is a great communicator, and explained every section of the agreement very clearly. He is also very caring, calm, responsive and collaborative. I would highly recommend Steve as an attorney who will have your best interest at heart!
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2017
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Great lawyer
I completely trust Steven Goldman. He helped me draft a prenup, which was an emotionally charged and difficult time. He listened to our particular case and helped craft a document that protected my interests, but was something my now-spouse could sign. Steven is very tough but also a decent person and works to create the best possible outcome. He guided me through some very difficult and upsetting negotiations to a very good outcome. He is always extremely accessible. He is very honest and does not overbill. I even received money back from my retainer - a true first in any dealings I have ever had with any lawyer. I could not recommend Steven enough. He is emotionally wise beyond his years and is a very excellent lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2017
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Recommended without hesitation
Steve Goldman was everything I could have asked for in a divorce attorney. He was conscious of my budget and extremely fair when it came to billing and, at the same time, did everything he could to ensure the best possible outcome for me. He was assertive when necessary but always kept his cool and I felt like he had the upper hand in all of the unexpected situations that arose. He has a good understanding of people and the complex emotions involved in divorce cases. Whenever I had questions or didn’t know the best way to handle a given problem, his levelheadedness helped me see my situation objectively and come to the best decision. On numerous occasions, he provided me with careful, thoughtful answers to multiple lists of questions and I never had to wait long for a response. If I had to do it all over, I would hire him again without hesitation.
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Posted by Donna | October 21, 2015
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Thank You Steve
I write this as a small token of gratitude and appreciation to Steve. He represented and guided me through what was the worst time of my life. He is smart, knowledgable, patient, and so skilled at working with and communicating with all kinds of people in this often emotionally charged field. I know now after two years of living with my divorce stipulation and the arrangements we made that he really looked out for me and my daughter in ways that I didn't understand until later. Don't let his youthful appearance make you doubt his wide range of experience and tremendous strength. I only wish he stayed local in NY. Thank you Steve.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Curran Moher Weis
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Joseph Law Group, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Sari M. Friedman, PC
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Burger v. Burger
  • Summary Judgment granted for divorce on grounds of irretrievable breakdown of the marriage
  • Costanza v. Clementi
  • Pendente Lite child support awarded based upon Father's full income, including non-taxable military allowances

Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Collaborative Professionals Of Northern Virginia
  • President-Elect
  • 2015 - Present
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2019
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of Law
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Ten Leaders of Matrimonial & Divorce Law - Age 45 & Under
  • Ten Leaders
  • 2015
  • Ten Leaders of Matrimonial & Divorce Law - Age 45 & Under
  • Ten Leaders
  • 2014
  • Young Lawyer of the Month
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Service for the Pro Bono Project
  • Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is a great lawyer that cares about his clients. He is focused on getting good results for his clients while minimizing the toll litigation can take. He is creative and diligent in preparing his cases. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent family law attorney who is dedicated to client success."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is an outstanding attorney and a fierce advocate for his clients. Steve is professional and a pleasure to work with. His knowledge of Virginia law is impressive, which allows him to provide "above and beyond" representation to his clients. I highly recommend Steve for family law matters!"
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Steve from working in the same legal community. I would strongly recommend him and his firm for any family law matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am happy to endorse Steven. He is ethical, smart and always focused on the needs and best interests of his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Steve is an excellent attorney who is very well attuned to his clients' priorities. He is incredibly sharp and very persuasive, using his knowledge of the law to ensure that his clients obtain their desired outcome."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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