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Loudoun County Family Law Attorneys

The attorneys at Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C. regularly practice throughout Northern Virginia, and a large portion of our practice involves clients in Loudoun County Virginia.  Most of our attorneys are members of the Loudoun County Bar Association and we all regularly practice in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court of Loudoun County as well as the Circuit Court of Loudoun County.  We have relationships with other attorneys, experts (including mental health experts) and mediators throughout Loudoun 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 Loudoun County courts, including child custody, child visitation, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution, and divorce cases.  We also regularly handle protective orders in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court of Loudoun County.

Loudoun has unique local rules that must be followed in order to bring a case to trial, including scheduling procedures and motions procedures that must be followed in order to have your case heard.  Because of the population growth in Loudoun County in the past decade, the courts there have struggled to get cases heard as quickly as some parties want.  That creates challenges that attorneys must be experienced in navigating so that you are protected while your case may be pending, especially if a settlement cannot be reached.  We bring this kind of knowledge and experience to the table at Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C. 

Because of our experience in the Loudoun 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. 

Though we are located in Fairfax County, our office is conveniently close to the toll road for easy access to Leesburg, Virginia, where the Loudoun County Courthouse is located.  This is particularly convenient for clients who live in Loudoun, and therefore must have their case heard in Loudoun if it goes to court, but want an attorney who is located closer to where they work during the week.

Our experienced Loudoun County family law lawyers 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 Loudoun County 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, our Loudoun County family law lawyers do their 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