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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.

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 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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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.
Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
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Virginia State Bar
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Virginia
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Estate Planning clients receive a free initial telephone consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Reference Custody and Visitation. I went to court on December 14, 2021, when does a custody order go into effect?
A: This type of confusion happens frequently after a hearing. Did you have an attorney? If so, please ask the attorney who has been representing you for clarity. Often someone has asked the judge when the order takes effect. If no date is specified, the usual default is that once a judge has made his or her ruling, it takes effect immediately, even if no order has been entered yet. If you're still uncertain what your obligations are, talking to to an attorney, with a copy of the transcript of the court's ruling, is advisable.
Q. Is this a breach of attorney client confidentiality in the state of Va?
A: Have you notified the attorney that you did not consent to sharing this information? If not, you should do so and ask that he cease representing your husband. Or, you can ask your attorney to make this request for you. Your husband's lawyer should then withdraw from the case.
Q. Am I obligated to pay medical bill for child if I’m the non custodial parent without a child support order?
A: Generally speaking, if there is no order requiring you to pay for the health care costs, then there is no obligation to do so. If the child's father seeks court assistance, he could get an order that requires payment of health care costs that are not reimbursed by an insurance plan. However, the court can't apply the requirements retroactively. If someone other than a custodian or legal guardian of the child incurs costs, that is usually between them and the provider. It doesn't sound like the girlfriend would have any basis for requiring you to make this payment. However, if you bring your child to the doctor, you should make sure you don't list someone else as the responsible party without a written agreement or court order allowing you to do so. In order to fully answer your question, an attorney would need the specific details of your case, which should be discussed in a confidential setting. Please feel free to contact my office for more information.
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Websites & Blogs
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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 (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: All appointments are currently held remotely as a safety precaution due to COVID-19.