Arlington County Family Law Attorneys

The attorneys at Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C. regularly practice throughout Northern Virginia, including in Arlington County.  We practice in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court of Arlington County as well as the Arlington County Circuit Court.  We have relationships with other attorneys, experts (including mental health experts) and mediators throughout Arlington County.

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 Arlington County courts, including child custody, child visitation, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution, and divorce cases.  We also handle protective orders in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court of Arlington County.

Arlington County is unique in Northern Virginia family law.  Many clients from Arlington County have ties to government service or work as independent contractors.  This can create hurdles that practitioners from other parts of Virginia may not regularly encounter, including income from self-employment, stock options, business interests, and dependency on fluctuating government contracts.  Our Arlington County family law attorneys are skilled at navigating how your personal situation can be resolved whether through settlement or in the Arlington County Courts when necessary.  At Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C., we are experienced in navigating the courts in Arlington County as needed for any type of family law case, and we are dedicated to serving our clients in Arlington County.

Because of our experience in the Arlington County 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 a 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. 

Though we are located in Fairfax County, our office is conveniently close to Route 267 for easy access to Arlington, Virginia, where the courthouse is located.  This is particularly convenient for clients who live in Arlington County, and therefore must have their case heard in Arlington County if it goes to court, but want an attorney who is located closer to where they work during the week.  We also have attorneys who live close to or in Arlington County, allowing them to have easy access to the courthouse as needed for hearings. 

Our experienced Arlington County family law 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 Arlington County family law lawyers, 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