The LAW OFFICE OF LI-SHANN DURST, PLLC is a family law firm located in Ashburn, Virginia. Ms. Durst focuses on divorce and family law matters and practices exclusively in Virginia state courts, primarily in Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun counties.
Family lawyer, Li-Shann Durst, makes it her goal to help families navigate the divorce process using alternative dispute resolution methods such as Collaborative Law, Mediation and Negotiations. She believes these methods offer alternatives to litigation that are less destructive on families. Ms. Durst provides compassionate, prudent counsel and guidance to help her clients navigate their divorce or family law matter.
A Collaborative Divorce is one of the most effective methods to handle a divorce outside of court. Collaborative law allows a team of professionals to come alongside the family to support and guide them through the divorce process. If necessary, financial experts, child specialists, and other mental health professionals are available to address areas of particular concern to the family.
Mediation is another alternative dispute resolution method that is commonly used to help couples resolve their divorce issues. Mediation works well for those individuals who can advocate for themselves. The attorney operates as a neutral in the mediation process and guides the parties to resolution.
Most litigated issues are resolved outside of court. As such, attorneys are actively negotiating amongst themselves and are advising their clients in the negotiation process. Negotiations can take place between the attorneys or between the parties themselves. The parties’ decisions are then reflected in an agreement or agreed order which can then be incorporated into the Final Order of Divorce.
We understand that every family law matter is unique and that is why we:
"Li-Shann did an excellent job handling my case and I am so thankful. She is highly experienced, knowledgeable, empathetic, kind, and goes over and beyond to represent you. Thank you for handling my needs quickly, efficiently, with a the high level off attentiveness, and great communication. I am happy with the results of my case and I highly recommend Li-Shann."~ Kourtney
"Divorce can be a very emotional process however, Ms. Durst represented me very well. She was compassionate in my case and advocated on my behalf to ensure I was privy to all the options available. She listened to my needs and provided different perspective on various issues with workable solutions and how to achieve them. I appreciated her candor and professionalism. Initially, I thought my case was going to drag on for months, but luckily it was handled and settled seamlessly. Highly recommend!"
"Li-Shann was very helpful and knowledgeable about the divorce process. She was also very patient with all the delays and changes that I made."
"She took the time to explain and walk me through the process, provided suggestions and put me at easy. She answered all of my questions promptly and accurately. It has been a pleasure dealing with her."~ Carlo
"My divorce lawyer Li-Shann Durst was very thorough and effective and most importantly knowledgeable in handling my divorce case. She got me the necessary property settlement and spousal support I needed to be able to get out of an abusive marriage and move on with my life. A big shoutout for a fantastic outcome for this phenomenal lawyer and now I can concentrate on my time for healing. "~ Joy
"Li-Shann helped me with my divorce for over 2 years. She never gave up and went above and beyond to help me and my children. I am forever grateful for all she did for me. She is the only lawyer you will ever need. "~ Raine
"Great experience with Ms. Durst. Helped me through the legal process for over a year. Always provided sound advice."
"Li-Shann greatly assisted me during this difficult proceeding through Divorce. She was incredibly responsive, detail oriented and very knowledgeable of the collaborative divorce process. I would recommend her to anyone looking to identify representation for the legal services she provides."
"Li-Shann was exceptional, she was attentive, detailed, professional and knowledgeable. Her kind, calm demeanor added to my positive experience. She was timely with her calls and responses. I would highly recommend Li-Shann for any legal matters."Carol