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Children and Divorce

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The divorce process can be painful and devastating to your emotional well-being and can affect your time, money, and, most importantly, the relationship you have with your children. During a divorce, it is important to keep the needs of the children at the forefront. Going through the process of divorce can be anguishing and, even after the divorce is finalized, it can be a difficult time adjusting to your new situation for both you and your children. The divorce attorneys at ShounBach are ready to assist you with your divorce as you transition with your children into the next phase of your life. To learn more about how our divorce lawyers…

The Best Lawyers in America®

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ShounBach is pleased to announce that 5 lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. “Best Lawyers was founded more than 40 years ago to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of top legal professionals,” says Best Lawyers CEO Phil Greer. “We are proud to continue to present the most respected, unbiased legal awards worldwide.” Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first int…

ShounBach Is Pleased to Announce We Have Been Ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms”

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U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the 12th consecutive year, announce the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. ShounBach has been ranked in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 2 practice areas. Firms included in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”; includes rankings in 75 natio…

ShounBach is pleased to continue our participation in the Fairfax Law Foundation’s Fellows Program

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ShounBach is pleased to continue our participation in the Fairfax Law Foundation’s Fellows Program for an additional 10 years at the Champion of Justice Level. Our firm is excited to continue our partnership with the Fairfax Law Foundation and do what we can to support their very important projects which include: providing legal assistance to the indigent, educating youth about the judicial system and making the court system more user-friendly and efficient for everyone. If you would like to learn more or find out ways you could help please visit their website at https://www.fairfaxlawfoundation.org/.

Virginia enacts the Uniform Collaborative Law Act in 2021

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Collaborative law is a form of alternative dispute resolution that developed over 30 years ago in Minnesota with attorney Stu Webb. Since its initial use in Minnesota, the practice has spread to all 50 states in the U.S and to 25 different countries across the globe. With the passage of its Uniform Collaborative Law Act (UCLA) in 2021, Virginia becomes the 21st U.S. jurisdiction to pass a Uniform Collaborative Law Act or Rule, including D.C. in 2012 and Maryland in 2014. Virginia’s UCLA becomes effective July 1, 2021 and will be set out in Virginia Code as Title 20, Chapter 11, §§ 20-168 through 20-187.

It is such an exciting time at ShounBach

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It is such an exciting time at ShounBach. In the last couple of weeks we have had some great additions to our firm. At the end of April, we welcomed Alexandra Levantovscaia to the firm as our new paralegal. As of May 1, we joined forces with M.H. Lawrence and Associates so that we now can handle all of your elder law, estate planning and estate administration needs. In combining the two firms we welcomed attorneys Mary Lawrence and Alexis Abraham, as well as Alisa Strosser, Julia Dailey and Elizabeth Gillette to the ShounBach team. Alisa Strosser will continue as their paralegal, Julia Dailey will do paralegal work and be an assistant offi…

ShounBach is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have once again been included in the Super Lawyers® List for 2021

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ShounBach is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have once again been included in the Super Lawyers® List for 2021;  Albert Bonin, Susan Butler, Molly Garrett and Roberta Henault. Hayden Lee, Carrie Patterson, Elizabeth Bookwalter and Sarah Knapp have been included in the 2021 Rising Stars List. The attorneys are selected through a process of independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. ShounBach is honored to receive recognition for these attorneys who offer quality legal representation and their commitment to their clients. For more information on all of our attorneys please visit our Attorney Profile Page.

ShounBach Shows Support for Dog Shot – Donates to Crime Solvers Reward Fund

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Many of the ShounBach team are die hard dog lovers and we were collectively saddened to learn of the shooting of a dog in Manassas Park on Monday.  We are so thankful that the injured pup was quickly able to get the medical attention he needed to survive and that he is expected to make a full recovery.  To show our support, we have donated to the Crime Solvers Reward fund to help the Manassas Park Police Department find the person or person(s) responsible. If you would like to donate to the Crime Solvers Reward fund, donations can be dropped off at the Police Station located at 329 Manassas Drive, Manassas Park, Virginia. You can also ma…

We are honored to share that our founder, Robert E. Shoun (“Bob”), has been posthumously inducted in to the Class of 2021 for the Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame.

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We are honored to share that our founder, Robert E. Shoun (“Bob”), has been posthumously inducted in to the Class of 2021 for the Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame. The Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame honors Virginia lawyers age 60 and older and criteria for inclusion in the Hall of Fame include career accomplishments, contributions to the development of the law in Virginia, contributions to the bar and to the commonwealth at large and efforts to improve the quality of justice in Virginia. Bob incorporated Robert E. Shoun, P.C. on September 23, 1975 and over the past forty-five years, his hard work and dedication to both our firm and the lega…

Monthly Member Spotlight of Fairfax Law Foundation

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At ShounBach, our divorce lawyers have over 200 years of combined legal experience. Our firm has been in existence for over 45 years, making it soundly established and proven in its success. Our attorneys have had the honor of being included in such prestigious lists as Super Lawyers® and Best Lawyers in America ®. As well as being recognized as top lawyers by a multitude of publications including Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Ten Leaders©, and the Washington Post. We have lawyers who have also received an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. Our firm has more divorce lawyers listed in Ten Leaders© than any o…

ShounBach ranked in 2021 “Best Law Firms”

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ShounBach has been ranked in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 2 practice areas. Firms included in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2021 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan – based practice areas. Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/ or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high …

Susan Butler has recently earned the designation “Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.”

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Susan Butler has recently earned the designation “Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.” The role of the CDFA® is to help the client understand how the financial decisions made today will impact the client’s financial future. A CDFA® is someone who comes from a financial planning, accounting or legal background and goes through an intensive training program and written exam to become skilled in analyzing and providing expertise related to the financial issues of divorce.
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