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Sonja Aoun

Sonja Aoun

Briglia Hundley, P.C.
  • Divorce, Family Law, Estate Planning ...
  • District of Columbia, Virginia
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Biography

Sonja Aoun represents family law clients in all aspects of separation and divorce, including divorce planning/premarital agreements, collaborative divorces, negotiated settlements, and trials. Her estate planning practice ranges from the preparation of powers of attorney and advance medical directives to wills and complex trusts and special needs planning.

Sonja obtained her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center after graduating cum laude with a B.S. in Languages (Spanish) from Georgetown University. Starting in 2014, she has been named to the Virginia SuperLawyers list in the field of family law; she has been listed in the Washington, DC SuperLawyers since 2015.

She is a popular speaker at local Done with Divorce estate planning seminars and Second Saturday separation and divorce workshops and other women’s groups. She is a member of the family law sections of the Fairfax Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Women Attorney’s Association, and a past member of the National Association of Professional Women.

Ms. Aoun represents high net worth individuals, professionals, government employees, military servicemembers and their spouses, and disabled individuals. She also has experience in custody modification and relocation cases, including cases involving aspects of international law. She is licensed to practice in both Virginia and Washington, D.C. She speaks Spanish and French, and resides with her husband and three children in Fairfax County, VA.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Estate Planning
    Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Estate Planning clients receive a free initial telephone consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Virginia
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Briglia Hundley, P.C.
- Current
Owner, Attorney
Aoun Law Group, PLLC
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Owner, Attorney
Aoun & Boone, P.C.
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Attorney
Dycio & Biggs
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Owner, Attorney
Aoun & Stanford, P.C.
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Education
Georgetown University Law Center
Juris Doctor (2000)
Honors: Award of Achievement in Conflicts of Laws
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Georgetown University
B.S. in Languages (1995) | Spanish Major
Honors: Graduated cum laude; Outstanding Achievement in Spanish Award; Certificate of Latin American Studies
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Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
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Virginia State Bar
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning After Divorce: Your Next Steps, Done with Divorce, Virtual
Argent Bridge Advisors
Provided information tailored to people finishing or finished with the divorce process about key steps to take to protect themselves and their loved ones with estate planning documents.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Sonja N. Aoun Profile Page
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered
Q. We live in Virginia but my daughter who is 171/2 want to live with a friend in Alabama. Is this legal with my permission
A: You will need to find out whether this arrangement is permissible in Alabama. As her parents, under Virginia law, you are still responsible for her and required to support her financially. If she wishes to ask a court in Virginia for emancipation, she could do so if she meets the criteria. Then you would no longer have responsibility for her.
Q. I share 50/50 legal custody and have visitation in VA, I recently remarried. Can my wife to get kid info on my behalf?
A: I understand your question to be whether you can authorize your new wife to access your children's information on your behalf. You can certainly add your wife as another person who can receive information or contact the school or doctor's office, for example, but the children's mother can object. Legally, only you and the mother are entitled to this information. If she no longer wants to grant access to your wife, you will need to take care of getting information or setting appointments on your own. Unless there is a court order to the contrary, you should still be able to list your wife as a designated emergency contact or someone authorized to pick up the children from school or other activities. It sounds like something has happened that triggered this reaction. It's worth trying to figure out what it was -- in a calm and neutral fashion -- to see whether it may indicate a deeper issue or future problems requiring court intervention.
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Contact & Map
Briglia Hundley, P.C.
1921 Gallows Road
Suite 750
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Telephone: (703) 883-0880
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: All appointments are currently held remotely as a safety precaution due to COVID-19.