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Fairfax County Family Law Attorneys

The attorneys at Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C. regularly practice throughout Northern Virginia.  All attorneys in the firm are members of the Fairfax Bar Association and regularly practice in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court of Fairfax County as well as the Circuit Court of Fairfax County. 

Our firm is located in Reston, Virginia, close to Route 267, Fairfax County Parkway, and Reston Parkway.  Though we serve clients throughout the Northern Virginia area, clients who live or work in Fairfax county often benefit from having an attorney who is geographically close to them so that when we need to meet, the location is convenient. 

Though we are always mindful of settlement and work to bring cases to amicable resolutions that benefit the entire family, we are prepared to go to court when necessary and are experienced at handling all levels of litigation.  We have handled all types of domestic relations cases in the Fairfax courts, including child custody, child visitation, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution and divorce cases.  We also regularly handle protective orders in the Fairfax Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. 

Fairfax is a unique jurisdiction in Virginia, even among the counties of Northern Virginia, because of the large population and the higher number of judges in each of the courts.  There are also extensive local rules that must be followed in all cases, including family law cases.  That often includes applying the local guidelines for temporary child support and spousal support and understanding what courts will and will not hear on interim motions in your case.  If your case cannot be settled and you find yourself needing court intervention, it is important to work with an attorney who has a thorough understanding of what judges will expect when litigating your case so that you can take steps to avoid unnecessary setbacks or prejudicial rulings.  We bring this kind of knowledge and experience to the table at Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C. 

Because of our experience in the Fairfax courts, we can also help you more accurately assess the risks of what may happen in your case if you go to trial, so that you can make informed decisions in settlement.  We believe that any client who is going into contested litigation should be equipped with the information necessary to make informed decisions about the costs and benefits of going to trial versus potential settlement proposals.  That information should include both a thorough understanding of the law and how the law will likely be applied to their family situation.  We assist clients in making settlement proposals when necessary and in evaluating any proposals that are made by the other party. 

Our experienced Fairfax attorneys are ready to help you navigate the issues facing your family, whether you are just beginning to explore the need for an attorney, if you are already in the midst of litigation and find yourself in need of counsel or in need of a second opinion, or if you are seeking enforcement or a modification of a past order.  During a consultation with one of our family law attorneys, we will work with you to determine the needs in your case so that we can craft an approach that you understand and are comfortable with.  We know that every family is unique.

During an initial consult, we do our best to guide the time spent toward answering the questions that are of most concern to you.  We encourage all prospective clients to review and fill out the client questionnaires in our Forms that are applicable to their cases before the initial consult, including the Financial Questionnaire and/or Custody Questionnaire for clients consulting about divorce, equitable distribution, spousal support, custody or child support issues, and the Mediation Intake and Agreement to Mediate for any clients seeking mediation services from the firm.  However, filling out these forms in advance is not a requirement.

If there are already pleadings pending in your case, or if there are past orders that you are seeking advice about, it is helpful if you bring any and all documents with you if you have them.  If you cannot locate any relevant documents, let us know, as some jurisdictions have past pleadings and orders available online, and we can help you pull documents as needed.

For more information about any of the services that the firm provides, please see our pages for Divorce, Mediation, Pre/Post-Nuptial Agreements, Separation Agreements, Child Custody, Child & Spousal Support, and Property Division