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 military retirement, the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, the Survivor Benefit Plan, disability pay, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. He has written extensively on these topics for the Livesay & Myers Blog.
Ben Carafiol resides with his wife and daughter in Spotsylvania, Virginia.
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I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Carafiol. His family law knowledge is expansive, particularly when dealing with the intricacies of military divorces. Ben's warm demeanor coupled with his passion for his clients makes him an outstanding and effective advocate in and out of the courtroom.
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||2008||03/31/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Virginia Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 In Virginia||National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys, 2016||2016|
|Graduated Cum Laude||College of William & Mary||2004|
|Senior Associate||Livesay & Myers, P.C.||2012 - Present|
|Associate||Livesay & Myers, P.C.||2009 - 2012|
|Associate Attorney||The Law Offices of Robert Weed||2009 - 2009|
|Contract Attorney||Lexolution, L.L.C.||2008 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit||Admitted to Practice||2010 - Present|
|Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia||Admitted to Practice||2009 - Present|
|Virginia Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Spotsylvania Divorce Case||Indefinite Spousal Support to Client|
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|Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog||Virginia Poised to Update Child Support Guidelines||2014|
|Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog||Service of Process Through Social Media||2014|
|Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog||Federal Government & Military Benefits For Same-Sex Spouces||2013|
|Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog||Who Gets The Golden? Pet Custody In Virginia||2012|
|Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog||Waiting For the Market to Turn Around: The Dangers of Joint Ownership After Divorce||2011|
|Wake Forest University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|College of William and Mary||Government and International Affairs||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Introduction to Law and Legal Writing||Virginia Family Law||2013|