Experienced Family Law Attorneys Serving Fairfax County for Over 18 Years

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. Family law deals with those complications and other aspects of family relationships. In addition, military families face some special family law issues.

The Fairfax County family law and divorce lawyers of Arquilla & Poe, PLC work closely with our clients to set reasonable goals, develop sound strategies and obtain the best possible outcome in family law matters through either settlement or litigation.

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We diligently represent clients in all aspects of family law, including each area listed below. Please read further to learn more, or contact Arquilla & Poe for a free consultation with one of our experienced family law attorneys.

To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced divorce attorneys, complete and submit our online form or call 703-719-9292 for a free initial interview of up to 30 minutes. Our law offices are conveniently located at the intersection of Franconia Road and Beulah Street in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, with ample free parking.


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 & Poe, PLC, our experienc… 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