Virginia family, divorce & child custody lawyers are your strongest advocates
The Law Offices of Karen C. Davis provides you with compassionate assistance, aggressive legal representation in court and effective solutions to your legal issues. Whether you need a strong trial attorney for your divorce, a skilled child custody lawyer or a knowledgeable contractual attorney who can draft your postnuptial agreement, you can rely on us to provide you with effective, efficient and strong legal representation.
We have more than 30 years of experience in:
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At the Law Offices of Karen C. Davis, we are focused on providing clients with practical, cost-effective solutions to legal concerns before they become expensive problems. When you turn to us, you can be sure your case is handled with respect and care.
We are accessible and responsive to every client's needs. We combine the accessibility and attentiveness of a small firm with the skills, experience and resources commonly associated with a large law firm.
We attentively listen to your concerns, clearly and precisely explain potential legal strategies to you and share our in-depth knowledge of the area of the law where you need help. We take the time to explain your rights and make sure you understand the implications of your case.
6182 Grovedale Court
Alexandria, VA 22310
Full-service family law firm in Alexandria
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption, experiencing the pain of marital conflict, or facing another legal issue close to home, family law attorneys at the Law Offices of Karen C. Davis listen to your needs, understand your concerns and help you reach solutions to your legal problems.
We have served families in Alexandria for more than 30 years. We provide legal services across a wide spectrum of areas, including:
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Juvenile Court proceedings
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but when something goes wrong, there is a chance of substantial heartache. We assist families with the complex legal process of adoption, so you can feel secure about your child's future well-being.
Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. We help you establish fair and equitable spousal support so you can continue to live as comfortably as you did before your marriage ended.
Child custody and visitation:
For every parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. We advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in an appropriate and healthy home.
Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child. We help ensure your child receives the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing.
Child support modification and enforcement:
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Throughout your divorce, we stand by you. We accompany you through mediation or litigation, depending on which is likely to obtain the best possible results for you including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
Juvenile Court proceedings:
You need a compassionate advocate who understands the system. We are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Virginia to protect your parental rights.
While we encourage mediation, as it can put the decisions in your hands, and can provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial, it does not work in every situation. Unless both parties are on an equal footing, with access to all of the information and documentation necessary to obtain a fair result, a mediated agreement may be worse than none at all. We can help you obtain the most favorable divorce settlement by guiding you through the mediation process and making sure that your rights are adequately protected.
Pre- and post-nuptial agreements:
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can eventually lead to divorce. We expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests and that can alleviate some of the stress if you ever divorce, or when one of you dies. We find such agreements particularly important when one or both partnes have children from a prior relationship and want to protect their interests.
Alexandria Family Law Attorney
Karen C. Davis
I have been practicing Family Law in Northern Virginia for 30 years. While I have been recognized as "effective and aggressive" litigator, I am happiest when I help clients achieve a practical, livable settlement. My office is small, welcoming and approachable, with myself and one other lawyer who has been part of the team for more than a dozen years. Our legal assistant, Pam, has been with me for over 20 years.
When clients hire our firm, they know who they will work with and that they won't be shuffled off to some inexperienced young lawyer.
As to my experience and credentials, I have been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell with an AV rating, by Washington DC (top 50 Women Lawyers) and Virginia SuperLawyers, by Washingtonian Magazine, and by the Washington Post. I have frequently lectured on Family Law Topics at Continuing Legal Educations seminars, and have been appointed by the Fairfax Circuit Court as a Neutral Case Evaluator, helping other lawyers reach settlements in cases scheduled for trial.
Along with my husband of more than 30 years, I enjoy travel, music, museums, and Manchester United -- and, of course, the Nationals.
-Pennsylvania, 1980 (no longer active)
-U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
-Villanova University, J.D., 1980
-Chestnut Hill College, A.B., 1977
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics.
Associations & memberships:
Alexandria and Fairfax Bar Associations
Virginia State Bar
Listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2003.
Juris Doctorate, 1980
Fairfax Divorce Lawyer
Dawn H. Titus-Rogan
I have been practicing family law in Northern Virginia for approximately 14 years. I chose to practice in a small firm environment where we are committed to providing quality legal representation at reasonable costs and the individual client attention necessary to assist you through the difficult legal, financial, and emotional obstacles that arise in the domestic relations context.
I graduated with honors from American University, Washington College of Law, which is what brought me to Northern Virginia. I am originally from New Jersey, although I was born in Staten Island, New York. I have been married to my husband for 18 years and have an 8 year old daughter and numerous pets, including Seymour, our office dog.
I approach each client and case with the dignity and professionalism they deserve. My primary goal is always to negotiate a fair and amicable resolution that allows both individuals to maintain their dignity and respect at the least possible cost both emotional and financial. When that is not possible, I will advocate aggressively protecting your interests, both inside the courtroom and beyond.
-Washington College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude
-Albright College, A.B., Cum Laude
Associations & memberships:
-Alexandria and Fairfax Bar Associations
-Virginia State Bar
Member, Journal of Gender and the Law, 1996-1997.
Washington College of Law
Juris Doctorate, cum laude,