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Northern Virginia Family Law Attorney

When searching for a Northern Virginia family law attorney, it is important to find a lawyer who is concerned about legal advocacy and support. Our attorney has worked with families and children for her entire career. This perspective allows our firm to handle all of your family law concerns with empathy and compassion. We have experience handling:

  • Property settlement agreements
  • Protective orders
  • Separation and separate maintenance
  • Contested and uncontested divorce
  • Post-divorce matters
  • Child and spousal support
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Enforcement and modification of support, visitation and custody
  • Paternity issues
  • Name changes
  • Guardianship and/or conservatorship

Keep Control Of The Situation

When a family law matter goes to court, all parties involved lose much of their ability to control the situation. Although our firm consistently goes to trial when agreements are not possible, we are effective negotiators. We prefer to handle our cases outside the courtroom as it allows us, in many cases, to achieve your goals more thoroughly.

Once a matter heads to trial, the judge usually has the ultimate say. By resolving issues and keeping them out of court you are likely to find results are more cost-effective, and you have more control and ownership over the final decisions.


We have handled many cases in Virginia involving an adult who is unexpectedly incapacitated, or an adult child who needs a guardian and/or conservator. In those cases where an adult does not have the capacity to execute a health care directive or power of attorney, our firm is able to help.

If you or a family member is seeking guardianship or conservatorship of an incapacitated adult, we can prepare the documents and pursue the court process that will allow you to care for your loved one. We also serve as a court appointed Guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults in guardianship and conservatorship matters.

Professional Representation

No matter what your family law matter may be, we will work with professionals as needed such as accountants, financial planners, mental health providers, appraisers, and other experts to confidently and thoroughly advocate for you and your family. Call our office today at 703-291-6660 or reach out to us online.

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The Law Office Of Joan H. Proper, PC
9300 West Courthouse Road, Suite 202
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: 703-291-6660
Fax: 703-574-8920
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