Alice Ahearn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Fairfax, VA

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP
 | 4000 Legato Road, Suite 1100
Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone: 202-466-8960
Fax: 202-293-8103
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

At Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, Alice Ahearn is a family law attorney and represents clients in northern Virginia and the District of Columbia area. Extensively experienced at handling complex relocation and complicated financial issues, she represents bankers, accountants, physicians, lawyers, and business owners and their spouses. Her practice focus includes valuations of stock and business, spousal support, divorce and the marital interest division for businesses.

Admitted to practice in Virginia, she is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the University of Richmond School of Law Alumni Association, the Tulane University Alumni Association, the Northern Virginia Women’s Attorney Association, the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumni Association, the Fairfax County CLE Court Committee, and the family law and young lawyers sections of the Fairfax County Bar Association. Her clients find a new hope for the future after working with Ms. Ahearn.

At Tulane University, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 2006 in sociology and history. She then attended the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law and graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctor in 2009. While attending law school, she was involved with the National Center for Family Law as an intern at the Family Law Clinic. Ms. Ahearn was also a member of the school’s University Counseling and Negotiation Board and president of the Family Law Society.

Ms. Ahearn dedicates her time to providing a solid financial future for her clients after they are divorced. Her commitment to the profession and optimistic approach to each case makes her a sought-after attorney in the area.

Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Juvenile Law, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Juvenile Law, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property


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Rising Stars: 2019

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About Alice Ahearn

Admitted: 2009, Virginia

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Client Counseling and Negotiation Board, T.C. Williams School of Law
  • President, Family Law Society, T.C. Williams School of Law
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  • Member, CLE Court Committee, Fairfax County
  • Member, Northern Virginia Women’s Attorney Association
  • Member, Family Law Section, Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Member, Young Lawyer’s Section, Fairfax County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, University of Richmond School of Law Alumni Association
  • Member, Tulane University Alumni Association
  • Member, Kappa Alpha Theta Alumni Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The High Asset Divorce, August 14, 2017
  • Is a Postnuptial Agreement an Alternative to Divorce?, November 26, 2018
  • When a Doctor Divorces, April 02, 2018
  • I’m Concerned Because My Wife’s Cellphone Behavior Has Changed, August 02, 2018


  • How to Achieve Financial Independence After Divorce Alice Ahearn – Senior Associate Virginia Family Lawyer, Alice Ahearn provides insight into how to achieve financial security after divorce. One of the big questions that non-wage-earning spouses have in divorce is whether or not they should go back to work. When I am discussing whether or not to go back to work with clients, it’s frequently in reference to whether or not they’re going to receive spousal support. Going back to work can impact spousal support, however, I generally tend to tell people that it’s better to go back to work than to avoid work simply in the effort to obtain more spousal support. The pros of going back to work are first of all it’s difficult to maintain two households on the same income that use to maintain one. Getting a job and entering the work force allows you to do the following: ·         Count on an income ·         Not be reliant on your spousal support in order to pay your bills ·         Do long-term planning such as save for your own retirement I had a client several years ago who was able to increase her sense of financial independence by negotiating a part-time position into a full-time employment. For that particular client, going back to work was very empowering and gave her a sense of financial security and ability to take care of herself and her family. There are several things that clients can do to start building their financial independence after divorce. The first one is to become more financially knowledgeable. Know your mortgage, know your utility bills, and know what money is going out every month. This helps you make a budget plan for that month and start thinking about long-term planning. Think about the following: ·         Where do you want to be in 10 years? ·         What are your goals? ·         Where do you see yourself and how will you get there? I like to have practical conversations with my clients about what the reality of the divorce is going to cost and not spending a fortune simply to tell your story to a judge. I think spending several hundred thousand dollars to get there is not necessarily the best end result. My goal for my clients is that they achieve the best possible outcome within the reality of the situation and walk away with a true sense of financial security., How to Achieve Financial Independence After Divorce , 2019

Educational Background:

  • Tulane University, B.A., Double Major, History, Sociology, 2006
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Office Location for Alice Ahearn

4000 Legato Road
Suite 1100
Fairfax, VA 22033

Phone: 202-466-8960

Fax: 202-293-8103

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Last Updated: 8/7/2019

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