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Laura Christine Dove

Divorce and separation Attorney at Arlington, VA

4.0   4 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Negotiation of separation and marital settlement agreements, mediation, conciliation and litigation of all matters arising from divorce. Temporary and permanent spousal support, including enforcement and wage garnishment. Division of assets including real property, investments, retirement accounts, business interests and the valuation of closely held businesses. Uncontested divorces.

    19 years

  2. Child custody
    Local, Interstate and International Child Custody matters. Negotiation of custody agreements and litigation when required. Experienced with Hague Convention, UCCJEA and UCCJA matters. Enforcement of custody orders, modification of custody and relocation motions. Determination, enforcement and modification of child support matters including income deduction orders and wage garnishment.

    19 years

  3. Uncontested divorce

    9 years

  4. Family

    9 years

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    Prenuptial and Antenuptial agreements. Negotiation, drafting and enforcement.

    19 years

Laura Dove has exclusively practiced family law for 10 years.  She has extensive experience managing cases involving complex assets, high-wealth estates and the valuation of closely held businesses, partnerships, and professional entities.  She has handled a diverse range of family law matters, including cases involving international and inter-state divorces and custody disputes, and she has consistently prevailed at both the trial and appellate levels.  


Laura serves as a conciliator in the City of Alexandria Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court and is a long-time member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Arlington County, Fairfax County and Alexandria Bar Associations.   


Laura worked on Capitol Hill for several years before completing her legal degree, and then practiced as an Associate at the Law Offices of Betty A. Thompson until forming MDMB in 2012.  She is a resident of Arlington, Virginia.

Licensed for 19 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/01/2022

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

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Mullett Dove Meacham & Bradley, PLLC
1100 N. Glebe Rd
Suite 1060
Arlington, VA, 22201


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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful forever!
MDMB and Laura Dove in particular, represented me in a complicated divorce and custody case in Arlington county Court. I found her through a good friend. Laura is a very professional, experienced lawyer, with extreme attention to details, an unbelievable memory, and excellent litigation skills. Always on top of the game! Case preparation, deposition, discovery, all-day hearings, you name it. She is well-respected by colleagues and judges (we had hearings with at least 4 of them). She truly loves what she is doing! I highly, highly recommend her. Just make sure to take notes and follow her advice! Good luck!
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2014
Awesome Attorney
Laura worked closely with me on my case and helped me get everything I needed for me and my kids. She was very responsive to my concerns and questions and really looked out for me. She let me know when I could do things to keep my costs down and also assigned some stuff to other people so that I got billed at a lower rate. If you want someone who will care about you and protecting your kids you should hire her!
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2013
Great Lawyer
Laura is very knowledgeable in her field and help me navigate through the legal matters during this difficult time. Any questions I had about my case were answered and she gave me very sound legal advice.
Posted by Jennifer | January 30, 2014
Run as fast you can from her
If you want your ex and ex's lawyer to win, then absolutely go for Laura. Their office never returned my calls/emails and let certain things lapse. I had to drop them and get a new lawyer. Their office will only call you back once the money in your account runs out.


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Mullett Dove Meacham & Bradley, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Betty A. Thompson, Ltd.
  • 2003 - 2012


  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Harrison v. Harrison, 58 Va.App. 90, 706 S.E.2d 905 (Va. App., 2011)
  • Client prevailed in Circuit Court and Court of Appeals


  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Arlington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Family Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred many clients with family law issues to Ms. Dove and we have worked together on numerous cases. She has excellent customer service and provides aggressive and thorough representation."
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Arlington Divorce and separation Lawyer Laura Christine Dove
Laura Christine Dove
Divorce and separation Attorney
Arlington, VA
Licensed for 19 years