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My experience with this firm was absolutely excellent.

Roop Xanttopoulos Babounakis handled my divorce, and Jennifer Babounakis was my attorney. My experience with this firm was absolutely excellent. While the divorce was not overly contentious, there were some complex settlement issues, which Jennifer handled with immense creativity, skill and professionalism. She was a terrific advocate, always accessible, and she earned and still has all of my trust. I would recommend this firm and Jennifer in particular to anyone who asked for a reference.

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JENNIFER M. BABOUNAKIS

Prior to attending law school, Jennifer practiced as a clinical social worker with a focus in family counseling and crisis management. As a law student, Mrs. Babounakis served as both Chief Aide to Professor Nadine Strossen, the then President of the American Civil Liberties Union, and as an Associate Editor to the New York Law School Law Review. After law school, Mrs. Babounakis practiced law for five years at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen, and Hamilton, LLP in Washington D.C. Her practice there focused on investigations, public interest and commercial litigation, and immigration law, including an asylum appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

In December 2009, Mrs. Babounakis joined ROOP XANTTOPOULOS BABOUNAKIS PLLC to blend her expertise in family counseling, corporate law, and litigation. Mrs. Babounakis prefers to reach favorable outcomes for her clients out of court. She has the skills, however, to litigate if trial is necessary to ensure her client’s interests are best served. Mrs. Babounakis finds her corporate law experience invaluable when assessing complex equitable distribution issues, such as property valuation and division.

Jennifer draws on her family counseling experience to help her clients manage the emotional experiences that are often present in family law cases. She also benefits from a strong understanding of the mental health and substance abuse issues that plague many families going through divorce. As a mother of two young children, Mrs. Babounakis has command of the parenting issues that are important in most child custody matters.

Mrs. Babounakis is a native of Northern Virginia. Her husband is a lawyer with Arnold & Porter, LLP. They have two daughters and live in Northern Virginia.

Jennifer Babounakis

Roop Xanttopoulos Babounakis handled my divorce, and Jennifer Babounakis was my attorney. My experience with this firm was absolutely excellent. While the divorce was not overly contentious, there were some complex settlement issues, which Jennifer handled with immense creativity, skill and professionalism. She was a terrific advocate, always accessible, and she earned and still has all of my trust. I would recommend this firm and Jennifer in particular to anyone who asked for a reference.

Jennifer Babounakis

Jennifer Babounakis

Since when can an attorney be equal parts compassionate, magician, and pit bull? Meet Jennifer B at Roop Law. Perhaps it is her social work background, or the fact that she genuinely cares, but I have nothing but fantastic praises for her. I initially walked into her office terrified—after all, no one plans on getting divorced—but what I found was not at all terrifying. It was very apparent that the counsel and staff were very seasoned—since divorce was nearly their entire practice; they were experts in their field. Throughout the ordeal Jennifer and Michelle were always pleasant and provided sound advice. At a time when my personal life would compare to train wreck in a third world country, Roop Law kept me focused on the prize. At one point I wanted to throw in the towel and concede, but Jennifer talked me out of it and explained that we had come too far to quit. Sure, it meant more money for her, but it also meant a substantial amount of additional money for me as well. I hope that I never need the services of Roop Law again, but I would 100% recommend them to a friend going through the arduous process that is divorce.

Jennifer Babounakis

Jennifer Babounakis

Jennifer did an incredible job with my case. She took the time to thoroughly work through some of the complexities in my case. She made sure I understood everything and was always available for questions. I have referred others to Jennifer and team who have all had equally great experiences. You will not find a better team.

Jennifer Babounakis
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Education

  • New York Law School, Juris Doctor, magna laude, (2005)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Master in Social Work, (1998)
  • Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science Major: Social Work (1994))

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Virginia Bar Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Member
  • The Women’s Center
  • Women’s Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Areas of Practice

  • Domestic Relations Law

  • Family Law Jurisdiction

  • Trial/Litigation

  • Mediation

  • Discovery

  • Negotiations

  • Name Change Petitions

  • Supboena Duces Tecum

  • Divorce

  • Military Divorce

  • International Divorce

  • Equitable Distribution

  • Division of Marital Property

  • Division of Hybrid Property (Marital and Separate Property)

  • Tracing Separate Property

  • Business Valuations

  • Government Retirement Benefits FERS CRS VRS TSP
  • Private Sector Employee Benefits

  • Life Insurance

  • Health Insurance for spouses and children

  • Stock Options and Deferred Compensation

  • Private Sector Retirement Benefits

  • Family Tax Issues

  • Alimony/Spousal Support

  • Tax Implications of Support

  • Spousal Support Reservations

  • Imputation of Income

  • Child Custody and Visitation

  • Child Support

  • Child Abduction and Kidnapping

  • Supervised Visitation

  • Custody Evaluations

  • Guardian Ad Litem Coordination

  • International Child Custody
  • International Family Law

  • Domestic Violence

  • Protective Orders

  • Enforcement Actions/Rule to Show Cause

  • Marital Agreements

  • Property Settlement Agreements

  • Child Custody Agreements

  • Postnuptial Agreements

  • Prenuptial Agreements

  • Relocation of Children

  • Wealth Management

  • Post-Divorce Issues

  • Modification of Child Support

  • Modification of Spousal Support

  • Modification of Child Custody

ADDRESS & PHONE

  • 1604 Spring Hill Rd.
  • Suite 460
  • Vienna, VA 22182

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