Jonathan P. McHugh

Jonathan P. McHugh

Livesay & Myers, P.C.
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Virginia
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Summary

Jonathan McHugh is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. He is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including custody, support, separation and high asset divorce cases. Mr. McHugh works in the firm’s Leesburg office.

As one of the leading military divorce lawyers in the firm, Mr. McHugh is intimately familiar with issues of military retirement, the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, the Survivor Benefit Plan, disability pay, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Mr. McHugh is also experienced in the division of federal retirement benefits, including the FERS Basic Benefit Plan and TSP, and is the author of Federal Retirement Division in Virginia Divorce.

Mr. McHugh was born in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to Northern Virginia in 2005 after graduating cum laude from Wake Forest University a year earlier. He then worked for 3 ½ years as a consultant in the Washington, D.C. area. In that capacity Mr. McHugh served exclusively clients in the federal government, including the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army.

Mr. McHugh moved on from his consulting work to attend Catholic University Columbus School of Law. Upon graduating from law school in 2011, Mr. McHugh entered private practice as a family law attorney at a law firm in Vienna, Virginia. He then joined Livesay & Myers, P.C. as a family law associate in 2014.

Mr. McHugh’s calm and determined style, commitment to client service, and extensive knowledge of family law combine to serve his clients extremely well. Mr. McHugh was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in both Virginia and Washington D.C. in 2017–2019. He currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia. Jonathan McHugh resides with his wife and daughter in Northern Virginia.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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4th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Associate Attorney
Livesay & Myers, P.C.
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Associate Attorney
Livesay & Myers, P.C.
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Associate Attorney
Fite, O’Brien & Anderson, LTD.
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Education
Wake Forest University
B.A. (2011) | Political Science
Honors: Graduated cum laude.
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The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
J.D. (2011) | Law
Activities: Legal intern with the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C.; certified student attorney with the Families and the Law Clinic.
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Awards
Washington D.C. Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Virginia Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Washington D.C. Rising Star
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Virginia Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Washington D.C. Rising Star
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Virginia Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Top Contributor Award
Avvo
Professional Associations
Loudoun County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Virginia State Bar (Family Law Section)
Member
Current
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Fairfax Bar Association
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Prince William County Bar Association
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Federal Retirement Division in Virginia Divorce
The Livesay & Myers Blog
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. If a married man(separated since 10/13)stays at a females house(other than wife)is he considered as committing adultery?
A: There is no clear answer based on just that scenario. In order to prove adultery, one must show that a person has had sexual intercourse with another person who is not his or her spouse. The burden is very high, as the evidence must be clear and convincing. Each case is very fact specific, as it is possible to prove adultery through circumstantial evidence. Just the fact that this married man stayed at a female's house, with no other evidence provided, would probably fall short of the high burden one must meet. However, if there were more information, such as a pattern of this behavior, that would make a case potentially stronger.
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Contact & Map
Livesay & Myers, P.C.
113 E Market St #110
Leesburg, VA 20175
USA
Telephone: (571) 291-3190
Fax: (571) 442-8987