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Virginia Family Law Attorneys

Full-service family law firm in Alexandria
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption, experiencing the pain of marital conflict, or facing another legal issue close to home, family law attorneys at  the Law Offices of Karen C. Davis listen to your needs, understand your concerns and help you reach solutions to your legal problems.

We have served families in Alexandria for more than 30 years. We provide legal services across a wide spectrum of areas, including:

  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Child support modification and enforcement
  • Divorce
  • Juvenile Court proceedings
  • Mediation Representation
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but when something goes wrong, there is a chance of substantial heartache. We assist families with the complex legal process of adoption, so you can feel secure about your child’s future well-being.

Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. We help you establish fair and equitable spousal support so you can continue to live as comfortably as you did before your marriage ended.

Child custody and visitation
For every parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. We advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in an appropriate and healthy home.

Child support
Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child. We help ensure your child receives the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing.

Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Throughout your divorce, we stand by you. We accompany you through mediation or litigation, depending on which is likely to obtain the best possible results for you — including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile Court proceedings
You need a compassionate advocate who understands the system. We are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Virginia to protect your parental rights.

While we encourage mediation, as it can put the decisions in your hands, and can provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial, it does not work in every situation.  Unless both parties are on an equal footing, with access to all of the information and documentation necessary to obtain a fair result, a mediated agreement may be worse than none at all. We can help you obtain the most favorable divorce settlement by guiding you through the mediation process and making sure that your rights are adequately protected.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can eventually lead to divorce. We expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and that can alleviate some of the stress if you ever divorce, or when one of you dies.   We find such agreements particularly important when one or both partnes have children from a prior relationship and want to protect their interests.

Contact Alexandria family law attorneys you can trust
Call the Law Offices of Karen C. Davis at 703-921-5540 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with an experienced family law attorney.