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Benjamin H. Carafiol

  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Virginia
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Mr. Carafiol is an exceptional attorney who is consistently able to achieve the best outcome for his clients.
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  • Divorce
  • Family Law
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4th Circuit
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U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
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Wake Forest University School of Law
J.D. (2008)
Honors: Scholastic Honors, Fall 2005; CALI Excellence for the Future Award—Criminal Law, Fall 2005; CALI Excellence for the Future Award—Legal Research and Writing, Spring 2006.
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College of William and Mary
Honors: Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, Second Congressional District, Missouri; Monroe Scholar, The College of William and Mary; Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Science Honor Society; Golden Key International Honour Society.
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Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 In Virginia
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar # 76572
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Articles & Publications
The 10-Year Rule In Military Divorce Cases
The Livesay & Myers Blog
Child Custody And Deploying Military Parents In Virginia
The Livesay & Myers Blog
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1 Questions Answered

Q. The mother has sole and legal custody of our daughter, she got it while I was on deployment. How do I change that?
A: All custody and visitation orders can be modified by the court upon a change in circumstances. If you were deployed when custody was determined, then when you return from your deployment you can ask the court to make a new custody determination that is in the best interests of your daughter. Custody and visitation matters are very fact-specific, and each case is different, so I would recommend that you speak to an attorney so he or she can gather additional information and provide you with a more detailed response.
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Contact & Map
12660 Lake Ridge Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Telephone: (703) 397-8157