Family Law in Northern Virginia

Ms. Schuler practices all areas of Virginia Family Law, including divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, distribution of property, prenuptial agreements and enforcement issues, whether it be by traditional settlement negotiations, mediation, Collaborative Divorce or litigation.

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Practice Areas

We provide legal services to meet clients’ individual needs and circumstances in the following areas.


There are several ways to obtain a divorce in Virginia. If you have fault grounds (adultery, desertion and abandonment, cruelty and constructive desertion), you may file a Complaint for Divorce as soon as your grounds exist.

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Child Support

The financial support of the children of separated or divorced parties is of paramount concern to the state and its judges.

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Child Custody

Often and understandably, the most important and emotional issue to be resolved between separated or divorced parties is custody and visitation. There are two types of custody: legal custody and physical custody.

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Oftentimes, parties will engage the services of a mediator to assist them in resolving issues related to their marriage and divorce without going through the stress and expense of litigation. The parties may choose to mediate with or without attorneys present.

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Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law, which is a team-based approach to resolving all issues that may arise when going through a separation or divorce.

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Premarital Agreements

While no one wants to consider getting a divorce at the time of their marriage, it is important to think about any assets that you may want to remain separate in the event of a divorce.

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Spousal Support

When parties separate, one party is often unable to support themselves financially without the help of the other party. The parties may agree to the amount and duration of spousal support or alimony, and may decide if support will be modifiable or non-modifiable.

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Equitable Distribution

Unless the parties have entered into a valid prenuptial agreement or premarital agreement, property that was acquired during the marriage will need to be divided or allocated between the parties at the time of divorce.

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When agreements and orders are entered, there is always the chance that one party will fail to meet his or her ordered obligations.

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Law Office of Sara Leiner Schuler, PLC
3955 Chain Bridge Rd., Second Floor
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Phone: (703) 272-3134
Fax: (703) 995-4697
Business Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F

Law Office of Sara Leiner Schuler