ShounBach

We are proud to be one of Virginia’s largest family and estate law firms since 1975.

For over forty years, the attorneys at ShounBach have been helping clients navigate their domestic relations matters. Whether it is fighting hard for our clients in the courtroom or working peacefully through negotiation and compromise, our lawyers have the experience and expertise necessary to achieve just results. The lawyers at ShounBach are not only adept at utilizing traditional litigation sk

12/04/2023

AAML Virginia Chapter presents Dangerous Intersections with Family Law CLE! Please join them on January 16, 2024 for this exciting CLE!

12/01/2023

ShounBach is pleased to announce that our Managing Partner, Susan Butler, has been included in the Washingtonian’s Top Lawyers 2023 List. The list can be found in the Washingtonian’s December issue, which is available now. It is a great honor for Susan to be included with other top lawyers from the area.

https://www.washingtonian.com/best/lawyers/search/speciality/Divorce and Family Law/

11/28/2023

ShounBach is pleased to announce that our attorneys, Susan Butler, Molly Garrett and Albert Bonin, have been included in the Northern Virginia Best Lawyers List. The list can be found in the Northern Virginia Magazine’s December issue, which is available now. It is a great honor for our attorneys to be included with other top lawyers from the area.
https://northernvirginiamag.com/best/lawyers/?_areas_of_focus=family-law

11/22/2023

ShounBach will be closing today at 3 pm to celebrate the Thanksgiving Weekend and will reopen Monday, November 27th! We hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble!

11/03/2023

ShounBach Ranked by Best Law Firms® in 2024

ShounBach has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms®, ranked by Best Lawyers®, regionally in 2 practice areas.

Firms included in the 2024 Best Law Firms® list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be considered for this milestone achievement, at least one lawyer in the law firm must be recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Achieving a tiered ranking in Best Law Firms® on a national and/or metropolitan scale signals a unique credibility within the industry. The transparent, collaborative research process employs qualitative and quantitative data from peer and client reviews that is supported by proprietary algorithmic technology to produce a tiered system of industry-led rankings of the top 4% of the industry.

Receiving a tier designation represents an elite status, integrity and reputation that law firms earn among other leading firms and lawyers. The 2024 edition of Best Law Firms® includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan-based practice areas. Additionally, one "Law Firm of the Year" was named in each nationally ranked practice area.

ShounBach received the following rankings in the 2024 Best Law Firms®:

Regional Tier 1
- Washington, D.C.
-Family Law

Regional Tier 2
- Washington, D.C.
- Family Law Mediation

Photos from ShounBach's post 10/31/2023

We had a Spooktacular time here at ShounBach with our Halloween Festivities. Check out our staff’s wickedly good costumes and haunting office décor!

Photos from ShounBach's post 10/11/2023

On Friday, October 6th we hosted a team building event at Axes and O’s. Our staff did an axe-cellent job at our Axe Throwing Competition!

10/03/2023

ShounBach is pleased to announce that Michael Armstead has been honored to join Legal Services of Northern Virginia’s Rule 6.1 Society and earn his Bronze Pin. Michael has been a proud partner with LSNV offering 40 plus hours of pro bono services, helping to continue LSNV’s mission ‘to provide access to justice for disadvantaged individuals and communities’ in the Northern Virginia area. Congratulations, Michael! We look forward to your continued partnership with LSNV!

10/02/2023

ShounBach congratulates Michelle Kaminsky on her appointment to the Virginia State Bar Fifth District Disciplinary Committee, Section II. In this capacity, she will work with others on the committee to review bar complaints to determine whether there is sufficient evidence of a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Michelle is honored to have been appointed to this role because the disciplinary committees fulfills one of the key missions of the Virginia State Bar: protecting members of the public.

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Fall is in the air and we are gearing up for everything warm and cozy. Today ShounBach’s Fun Committee hosted a Pumpkin Decorating Event where we decorated pumpkins for our upcoming October festivities. What is your favorite Fall tradition?

08/17/2023

ShounBach would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2024 The Best Lawyers in America list:

• Albert M. Bonin - Family Law

• Susan M. Butler - Family Law and Family Law Mediation

• Molly M. Garrett - Family Law and Family Law Mediation

• Sarah J. Knapp - Family Law

• Hope F. Rosen - Family Law

• Thomas Velarde - Family Law

ShounBach would also like to congratulate Michelle Kaminsky on making the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

07/21/2023

Thank you to our neighbors! We are honored to be voted a 2023 Neighborhood Fave.
This award means so much for our business and helps us continue to grow in our community!
Be sure to visit us on and leave a recommendation: https://www.shoun.com/

Photos from ShounBach's post 07/19/2023

Our very own Susan Butler and her son participated in the Freedom Firecracker July 4th race hosted by Fun Run Racing. Our firm is a proud 2023 sponsor of this and other races held by Fun Run Racing. For more information on the races you can visit their website at https://funrunracing.com/

11/28/2022

ShounBach pleased to announce that Molly Garrett has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). The AAML is comprised of the top matrimonial attorneys with only 1,600 members from across the United States. AAML members are recognized as preeminent family practitioners with the highest levels of knowledge, skill, and integrity. In order to be elected to this prestigious organization, each Fellow must successfully complete a rigorous selection process that includes an extensive application, interviews, professional and judicial evaluations, and numerous hours of examination which include both Federal and Virginia law.

Congratulations Molly!

08/18/2022

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 has earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

ShounBach would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2023 The Best Lawyers in America list:

• Albert M. Bonin - Family Law
• Susan M. Butler - Family Law and Family Law Mediation
• Molly M. Garrett - Family Law
• Sarah J. Knapp - Family Law
• Hope F. Rosen - Family Law

Termination of Parental Rights | Virginia Fairfax Adoption Attorney 03/03/2022

ShounBach has helped Virginia individuals and families adopt children for more than 40 years, so if you need assistance during any point of the adoption process, please contact our Virginia adoption attorney as soon as possible!

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Termination of Parental Rights | Virginia Fairfax Adoption Attorney If you wish to adopt a child but would like to hire a professional, experienced Virginia adoption attorney, please contact ShounBach.

Family Law Firm – Divorce Lawyers in Northern Virginia | ShounBach 02/22/2022

ShounBach has been serving clients for 45+ years and we have all the resources to handle your divorce or domestic matter. Contact us today.

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Family Law Firm – Divorce Lawyers in Northern Virginia | ShounBach ShounBach family law firm has been serving clients in Northern Virginia for 45+ years. Let our Divorce Lawyers help your family. Call us at 703-222-3333.

Virginia Collaborative Lawyers | Fairfax Collaborative Divorce Attorneys 02/15/2022

You deserve a divorce lawyer who will be by your side every step of the way, providing sound advice and guiding you adeptly through the Collaborative process. Call our office today.

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Virginia Collaborative Lawyers | Fairfax Collaborative Divorce Attorneys Divorce doesn't have to be ugly. With the help of a Northern Virginia, Arlington, Fairfax, collaborative law attorney, you could come to agreements without the mess. Call now!

Northern Virginia Adoption Lawyers | Adoption Attorneys Fairfax 02/08/2022

If you are seeking to adopt a child or to put your child up for adoption, it is critical that you understand the process and make the right decision in selecting counsel who can keep you informed and skillfully guide you through the adoption process.

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Northern Virginia Adoption Lawyers | Adoption Attorneys Fairfax A Northern Virginia adoption attorney from our firm could help you with the confusing and detailed adoption process. Call today at 703- 988-7627 to find out more.

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If your case calls for an aggressive litigator, we have attorneys with extensive courtroom experience who can provide you with vigorous representation and defense. Contact us today.

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For a Northern Virginia divorce attorney who has the knowledge and training to represent you in any of these practice areas, contact ShounBach today. As one of the largest family law focused firms in Virginia, our attorneys have over 200 years of collective legal experience. Call us today.

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Are you considering adopting a child but have unanswered questions about the adoption process? Attorneys from ShounBach have answered many frequently asked questions regarding adoption, just follow the link below.

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Lawyer for Powers of Attorney Fairfax | Powers of Attorney Virginia 01/11/2022

Our team can help you prepare the right document to give your loved one the power to manage medication issues, doctor visits, and more. Call us today.

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Lawyer for Powers of Attorney Fairfax | Powers of Attorney Virginia A Power of Attorney is a legal document that should be a part of every adult's estate planning. Call a talented Virginia divorce attorney at our firm.

What Happens if My Spouse Doesn't Hire a Divorce Lawyer? 01/04/2022

What happens if my spouse doesn't hire a divorce lawyer? Find out below.

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What Happens if My Spouse Doesn't Hire a Divorce Lawyer? For a Manassas, Virginia, divorce lawyer who has the knowledge and training to help you through a divorce, contact ShounBach today

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If your case calls for an aggressive litigator, we have attorneys with extensive courtroom experience who can provide you with vigorous representation and defense.

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As one of the largest family law focused firms in Virginia, our attorneys have over 200 years of collective legal experience, giving our firm the unique ability to provide tailored legal representation to meet your needs.

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Separation Attorneys in Fairfax, VA | Virginia Separation Lawyers 12/16/2021

If you are experiencing marital problems with your spouse and are searching for a solution that doesn’t involve divorce, then separation may be right for you. It is wise to enlist the help of a Northern Virginia divorce lawyer before you begin the complex process.

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Separation Attorneys in Fairfax, VA | Virginia Separation Lawyers A Northern Virginia Fairfax separation lawyer at our firm can help you through separation. We have been practicing divorce law for over 40 years.

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When you know your marriage is over, you have a few options for completing the divorce process. Learn more about all of these options and determine which is the most productive course of action for your divorce below.

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12/03/2021

'Tis the Season for ...
our Annual Ugly Sweater Competition!

Termination of Parental Rights | Virginia Fairfax Adoption Attorney 11/23/2021

Are you interested in adopting a child but have limited information regarding the termination of the birth parents’ rights? Please contact our Virginia adoption attorney as soon as possible!

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Termination of Parental Rights | Virginia Fairfax Adoption Attorney If you wish to adopt a child but would like to hire a professional, experienced Virginia adoption attorney, please contact ShounBach.

Fault-Based Divorce Lawyer Virginia | Fairfax Divorce Attorney 11/18/2021

If you have questions regarding whether you could qualify for a fault-based divorce, you should contact a Fairfax divorce lawyer from our team at ShounBach.

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Fault-Based Divorce Lawyer Virginia | Fairfax Divorce Attorney Contact a Northern Virginia divorce lawyer from our firm for experienced legal representation regarding your fault-based divorce.

Property Division Attorneys Virginia | Property Division Lawyers Fairfax 11/09/2021

In the event a couple cannot agree, the process of dividing property (and debts) is one of the more complex areas of divorce and family law. Having a divorce attorney that is well-versed in Virginia’s equitable distribution scheme will ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

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Property Division Attorneys Virginia | Property Division Lawyers Fairfax As you go through the divorce process, ShounBach’sNorthern Virginia asset division attorneys have a wide range of experience for can help ensure there is fair property division.

Northern Virginia Child Support Lawyer | Child Support Attorney Fairfax 11/05/2021

At ShounBach, we can help you protect your rights and we will fight hard to assist you in adjusting your child support. Call us today.

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Northern Virginia Child Support Lawyer | Child Support Attorney Fairfax If you want to fight for the support your child needs, you need a Fairfax divorce attorney who can build a strong case on your behalf. Call our firm today!

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ShounBach Is Pleased to Announce We Have Been Ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms”
Read more here:
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Northern Virginia Child Custody Lawyers | Child Custody Attorney Fairfax 10/27/2021

Our firm has practiced nothing but family law for over 40 years. Each divorce lawyer from our firm will take the time to get to know your case in detail and guide you through a difficult process every step of the way.

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Northern Virginia Child Custody Lawyers | Child Custody Attorney Fairfax Call the offices of ShounBach at 703- 988-7627 to learn how a Northern Virginia child custody attorney could provide aggressive representation in your case.

10/21/2021

We are having intermittent phone issues. If you are trying to call the office and can’t reach us, please email Penny Isenberg at [email protected]. She will forward your email to the appropriate person who can assist you. Thank you

Family Law Firm – Divorce Lawyers in Northern Virginia | ShounBach 10/19/2021

ShounBach has been serving clients for 45+ years and we have all the resources to handle your divorce or domestic matter. Contact us today.

https://zcu.io/5CER

Family Law Firm – Divorce Lawyers in Northern Virginia | ShounBach ShounBach family law firm has been serving clients in Northern Virginia for 45+ years. Let our Divorce Lawyers help your family. Call us at 703-222-3333.

Virginia Collaborative Lawyers | Fairfax Collaborative Divorce Attorneys 10/14/2021

You deserve a divorce lawyer who will be by your side every step of the way, providing sound advice and guiding you adeptly through the Collaborative process. Should you hire an attorney from our firm, you will be hiring a firm that is qualified to handle all avenues for resolution of your matter.

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Virginia Collaborative Lawyers | Fairfax Collaborative Divorce Attorneys Divorce doesn't have to be ugly. With the help of a Northern Virginia, Arlington, Fairfax, collaborative law attorney, you could come to agreements without the mess. Call now!

Virginia Collaborative Lawyers | Fairfax Collaborative Divorce Attorneys 09/28/2021

When most people think of divorce, they think of an aggressive and unpleasant fight over finances, property, and custody or time sharing (visitation) in a court setting. This process, known as divorce litigation, is not the only option. Learn about your other options here.

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Virginia Collaborative Lawyers | Fairfax Collaborative Divorce Attorneys Divorce doesn't have to be ugly. With the help of a Northern Virginia, Arlington, Fairfax, collaborative law attorney, you could come to agreements without the mess. Call now!

Termination of Parental Rights | Virginia Fairfax Adoption Attorney 09/22/2021

ShounBach has helped Virginia individuals and families adopt children for more than 40 years, so if you need assistance during any point of the adoption process, please contact our Virginia adoption attorney as soon as possible!

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Termination of Parental Rights | Virginia Fairfax Adoption Attorney If you wish to adopt a child but would like to hire a professional, experienced Virginia adoption attorney, please contact ShounBach.

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