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Serving the Communities of Northern Virginia and All those Who Serve Our Nation, and their Families

Law Office of Arquilla & Associates, PLC

After 26 years of public service as a military officer and attorney, in 1997 Fred Arquilla established the law office of Arquilla & Associates, PLC, in Fairfax County, Virginia. His vision was to offer high quality and affordable legal services to others in the public service community – military members, government employees, family members – as well as to other residents of Northern Virginia.

Our legal team now offers decades of proven experience and a track record of success in all areas:

We understand the legal problems and needs of military families.

Many of our clients are stationed at Fort Belvoir, the Pentagon, Fort Myer, and Quantico. Some are outside Virginia, or even outside the United States, but retain us because their legal problems or needs require the assistance of a Virginia lawyer.

  • Attorneys Fred Arquilla and Joyce E. Peters are retired Army judge advocate colonels who have more than 50 years of combined active duty military service. In addition, they have served for several years in high-level legal positions within the federal, D.C., and state governments.
  • Since joining the office in 2012, attorney Michael L. Poe’s practice has focused on issues unique to military families such as military pension division, disability pay, the Survivor Benefit Plan, the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

Experienced, Effective and Responsive Legal Advocacy

We help our clients find the most beneficial and cost-effective legal solutions possible – whether handling a complicated divorce settlement, the creation of a last will and testament, a disciplinary action, or a serious personal injury case.

Taking a practical approach, our lawyers work with our clients to help them fully understand the likelihood of succeeding in the goals they wish to pursue. We work tirelessly to place our clients in the best legal position possible in their cases and are dedicated to maintaining open lines of communication with our clients.

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Learn more about our areas of practice below. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys complete our online form, call 703-719-9292, or toll free at 800-220-8838. Our law offices are conveniently located at the intersection of Franconia Road and Beulah Street, Alexandria, Fairfax County, with free parking. We are open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. We offer evening or weekend appointments upon request. We accept Visa and MasterCard.

Divorce / Family Law

Forming a new family by marriage creates a three-party relationship – two people and a state government. Although entering into a marriage usually is a simple process, ending one often is much more complicated, especially when children are involved… Read More

Divorce

Divorce is the legal process of ending the legal union created by marriage. State laws establish the bases for divorce. Just the decision to take measures to end a marriage, especially a lengthy marriage with children, can be challenging. Helping You… Read More

Military Divorce

While divorce is often one of the most complicated issues that many individuals will face in their lives, it can be especially challenging when one or both spouses serve in the military, or when a civilian spouse is residing in Virginia only because… Read More

Child and Spousal Support

Spousal support, also known as alimony, is often a contested issue in divorce cases. If not handled professionally, this issue can unnecessarily delay divorce proceedings, costing individuals both time and money. At Arquilla & Associates, PLC, our ex… Read More

Child Custody and Visitation

One of the most sensitive areas of family law concerns future access to the children of spouses seeking to divorce. Spouses may agree on several important factors in a divorce but cannot come to a mutual agreement regarding the custody of their minor… Read More

Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements

Although everyone enters into marriage with the intention of forever, unfortunately statistics show that those intentions do not always work out, either due to divorce or death of a spouse. If you are bringing significant assets into a marriage, or i… Read More

Property Settlement Agreements

Marriage involves the joining of two lives and many kinds of property, debt, and, usually, obligations to children of the marriage. Separation and divorce require the untangling and distribution of marital obligations and assets. Usually, a property… Read More

Protective Orders

Protective orders, also known as restraining orders, are legal tools designed to safeguard individuals from others who have threatened their safety through verbal and emotional abuse or physical violence. Such orders are issued by courts and, in the… Read More

Step-Parent Adoption

In some families, other individuals besides biological parents play important roles in the lives of children. This is especially true when a parent remarries, or when neglect or abuse is involved. Step-parent adoption transforms this emotional bond i… Read More

Wills and Trusts

Although difficult to consider, we all will depart this life at some point and leave loved ones, dependents, and property behind. In addition, we may become unable to make decisions as we age or become ill. The law deals with the many aspects of this… Read More

Military Law & Administrative Proceedings

Military members can be subject to investigations and disciplinary actions that can impact pay and benefits, their careers and, ultimately, their liberty. These various processes provide different levels of protections for service members, depending… Read More

Personal Injury

Personal injury law seeks to compensate individuals injured as a result of another party’s negligence or carelessness. Family members of loved ones who tragically have lost their lives may also seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. With… Read More

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