Sarah Patras

Sarah Patras

Livesay & Myers, P.C.
  • Family Law, Divorce
  • Virginia
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Caitlyn S. Stubbs
Caitlyn S. Stubbs April 24, 2018
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Ms. Patras has my highest endorsement. She is a capable and caring attorney who is always concerned about advocating for the best possible outcome for her clients.
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Biography

Sarah Patras is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C. She practices exclusively family law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases, including a large number of contested cases. Ms. Patras works in the firm’s Fredericksburg-Stafford office, and represents clients in Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and surrounding areas.

Born in Nebraska, Ms. Patras grew up in Iowa and earned double B.A. degrees from Iowa State University. She then relocated to Virginia, and graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2016.

After law school, Ms. Patras clerked for one year for a Virginia Circuit Court judge, gaining valuable insight into the inner workings of the Virginia judicial system. She then joined Livesay & Myers, P.C. and relocated to the Fredericksburg area in 2017.

Ms. Patras is known for her commitment to her clients, and is a zealous advocate for their interests both inside and outside the courtroom. Her satisfied clients have written some truly exceptional and heartfelt reviews expressing their thanks for her work on their behalf.

Ms. Patras was included in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in Family Law. She has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2019. Ms. Patras currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia.

Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Divorce
Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
Virginia State Bar
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4th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Associate Attorney
Livesay & Myers, P.C.
- Current
Associate Attorney
Livesay & Myers, P.C.
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Judicial Law Clerk
Buchanan County Circuit Court, Grundy, Virginia
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Education
University of Richmond School of Law
J.D. (2016) | Law
Honors: Cali Award for Excellence in Family Law (highest grade in class).
Activities: Journal of Global Law and Business, Manuscripts Editor; Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity, Vice-Justice; Moot Court Competition, Participant.
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Iowa State University
B.A. (2012) | Political Science, Communication Studies
Activities: Pre-Law Club, Vice President; Liberal Arts and Science Council, Pre-Law Representative; Alpha Omicron Pi, Treasurer.
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Awards
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
Best Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
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Top Contributor Award
Avvo
Professional Associations
Fredericksburg Area Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association
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- Current
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Richmond Bar Association
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Virginia Bar Association
Member
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Virginia State Bar  # 90972
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Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association
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- Current
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Virginia Equality Bar Association
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- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Purpose of the Guardian ad Litem in Virginia
Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog
Filing for Child Support When Parent’s Location Is Unknown
Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog
Co-Parenting and Virginia Custody Cases
Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog
Websites & Blogs
Website
Fredericksburg Family Lawyers
Blog
Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog
Contact & Map
Livesay & Myers, P.C.
150 Riverside Parkway #307
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Telephone: (540) 370-4140
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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