Sara Leiner Schuler


fairfax-divorce-attorney-sara-leiner-schuler-thumbSara Leiner Schuler practices all aspects of family law in the Northern Virginia area, including Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support and Alimony, Prenuptial Agreements, Step-Parent Adoptions (including Same-Sex Step-Parent Adoptions), and Enforcement Issues. Ms. Schuler also represents clients in the Collaborative Divorce process, a voluntary team-based approach in which a couple chooses to divorce without contested litigation to best meet their respective individual needs and the needs of any minor children.

Ms. Schuler practices family law in both the Circuit and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts of Fairfax County, Arlington County, Alexandria City, Prince William County and Loudoun County.

Ms. Schuler has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Virginia Super Lawyer in Family Law and a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in Family Law. She was also recognized by Northern Virginia Magazine as a Top Lawyer. She is a member of the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia (CPNV), Virginia Collaborative Professionals (VaCP), International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Virginia Bar Association, Virginia State Bar, Fairfax County Bar Association and Arlington County Bar Association.

Ms. Schuler is the former co-chair and a current member of the Conciliation Committee of the Fairfax County Bar Association, and a member of the Family Law Section. She has served on the Board of the Arlington County Bar Association.

Ms. Schuler is a native of Fairfax, Virginia, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. She earned her law degree from Emory University. Before entering private practice, Ms. Schuler was a law clerk for Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Randy I. Bellows.  She then practiced as a family law attorney in downtown Washington, D.C. In 2007, Ms. Schuler joined the family law division of Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. in Arlington, Virginia, where she worked until opening the Law Office of Sara Leiner Schuler, PLC in early 2016.


Top 50: 2018 Women Virginia Super Lawyers List
Top 100: 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers List
Virginia’s Legal Elite for 2017
Top 50: 2017 Women Virginia Super Lawyers List
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in Family Law, 2014
Virginia Super Lawyer in Family Law, 2013 – present
Northern Virginia Magazine, Top Lawyer, 2013, 2017

Bar Admissions:

Virginia (2003)

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To speak with a Northern Virginia divorce attorney about divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution of property, mediation, collaborative law, premarital agreements or enforcement, please contact us online or call 703-272-3134.

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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