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Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin, P.C.

llona Ely Grenadier, Founding Partner; Carolyn M. Abbate, Junior Partner
12359 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 230
Reston Virginia 20191
649 South Washington St.
Alexandria Virginia 22314

Listed in Best Lawyers in America since its inception (1983), Ilona Grenadier has practiced family law since the late 1960s, earning Martindale-Hubbell’s top AV rating. Carolyn Abbate was named a “Top Attorney” by Arlington Magazine (2019, 2021) and one of the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys’ Ten Best in Client Satisfaction (2017-22).

Q: Why choose Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin, P.C.

A: Our family law attorneys offer decades of experience working for clients who are enduring one of the most challenging circumstances of their lives. Aside from the emotional pain and financial struggles that accompany any domestic situation, including divorce, separate maintenance, custody, support and equitable distribution of assets, there are significant legal considerations. Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys will treat you with empathy and compassion, drawing upon our extensive family law background to help you navigate your domestic issue. Strategies are tailored to each case to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Q: How do you approach your clients’ cases?

A: Our attorneys value a collaborative approach with our clients. Using our collective experience and skills—and specialized knowledge of domestic relations—we help clients either settle through counsel, mediation or, if litigation becomes necessary, obtain a fair outcome at trial.

Q: What is the most significant change in the legal profession during your career?

A: Our laws have changed dramatically, from lack of gender distinction in custody issues to equitable distribution of marital assets regardless of title to constantly changing military, tax, corporate and other related laws that can impact a family law case.

Additionally, the use of technology has expanded exponentially. These days, attorneys must understand the intricacies of laws concerning the use of technology in domestic matters and the financial implications should they not be followed appropriately. This is important in storing data and gaining access to relevant information that can assist in negotiating and litigating our clients’ cases.