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“No case is too large or too small for our Virginia lawyers, and no client deserves less than the service that we offer.”

The Law Office of Scott S. Ives is committed to treating all cases and all clients as a priority, regardless of compensation. Protecting the rights of Virginia, Maryland and D.C. residents has been our mission from Day one. Now, 30 years later, we are proud to be part of a law firm that not only wins cases but serves its clients first. This level of excellence includes recommending other attorneys if our lawyers don’t believe they are 100% qualified to represent your case. Our integrity and our mission have made us the most trusted divorce attorneys for dozens of clients in northern Virginia. If you are looking for Virginia lawyers with experience, choose Scott Ives.

Divorce Attorneys Compassionately Serving You

There are many options for getting a divorce, and our experienced divorce and family law attorneys can help you decide which choice is best for you. If you and your ex-spouse can agree on most things and want to avoid an expensive and drawn-out battle, we can help make your divorce quick and easy. If an amicable divorce is impossible, we fight to get you the best settlement possible.

Contested Divorce

Contested divorce

This is the divorce most people think of and fear. The parties do not agree on many terms and may end up slugging it out in court. Contested divorces are the most expensive and time-consuming.

Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested divorce

This is a good option when the two parties agree on the terms of the divorce. Often, uncontested divorces can be completed in a matter of a few weeks and at a greatly reduced cost.

No-fault Divorce

No-fault divorce

This is not a separate type of divorce proceeding, but because Virginia is a no-fault divorce state, it does not require couples to prove grounds for divorce. Instead, the parties can simply state that they have irreconcilable differences.



One of the more common ways of resolving issues in a divorce is through the use of mediation. Mediation allows a neutral third party to meet with the parties and work out a settlement. Having an attorney during the mediation process is essential because the mediator does not represent your interests. However, the divorce is less costly and less time-consuming.



Like divorce, an annulment ends a marriage, but the difference is that an annulment voids the marriage, treating it as if it never happened. Grounds for an annulment include fraud and getting married while one party was still married to someone else.

Discuss your case with us

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We are prepared to help you effectively resolve the end of your marriage through mediation or litigation. Fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment with us. You can also call us at (703) 890-5894.

Darwin Nunez
Darwin Nunez
A sido el mejor abogado familiar para nuestra familia. Y lo recomiendo si usted necesita alguien que luche por ti y tu caso.
J Berrios
J Berrios
If you are looking for someone to not waste your time, to be honest, to work directly against all adversity then Scott Ives is the one you need. He not only gave the confidence and encouragement needed, he went above and beyond to ensure a win. WE dealt with a whirlwind of litigation, yet Scott is a David against any Goliath.
L. Isabel Cllaaus
L. Isabel Cllaaus
Scott Ives and his assistant Damon Johnson were great people to work with. I had a car accident, and they explain everything in detail and made the process a better learning experience. If you need an attorney these are your guys. So professional and clear! I'm definitely coming back for other legal documents. If I could give more stars I would.
Mark Whipple
Mark Whipple
Scott is excellent. We have recommended him repeatedly when our customers have had no recourse with their insurance company and needed help. Sadly, we see that a lot these days, but Scott's always come through. He has also helped my daughter with an accident she was involved in, and he has been very good at communicating and explaining what the process is. Can't recommend his practice more without getting some sort of tattoo...
jimmy johns herndon
jimmy johns herndon
Highly recommend. Scott did a great job and won my case for a fair and reasonable price.
Hamdi Omar
Hamdi Omar
If you want a good lawyer Scott should be your lawyer, he is honest and he knows what he is doing. He isn’t those money grabbing lawyer out there.thanks Scott for helping us with our case, the honest opinion you gave us the warmth welcome.
Nicholas Lardas
Nicholas Lardas
Scott is incredible! I can’t express how helpful he’s been in dealing with a custody matter. He’s efficient, effective, and sympathetic. I highly recommend him.
John Daly
John Daly
Scott did an outstanding job on my employment matter. He was diligent and responsive and he explained all options. I highly recommend his services.
nusa maal
nusa maal
Scott is a great communicator and even better negotiator. Because of him we were able to settle my complex case without going to court. Highly recommend him.
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(703) 444-6600

46557 Pebblebrook PI, Sterling, VA 20165
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