Maddox, Katharine

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Address: 8111 Gatehouse Road Suite 410, Falls Church, VA 22042
Lawyer Firm: Maddox & Gerock, P.C.
Phone: 703-239-7006
Fax: 703-356-6120

Areas of PracticeInternational Family Law, Divorce

Katharine has always had a passion for the field of family law and for assisting families compassionately through difficult times. As a child of divorced parents herself, Katharine has a unique perspective on the impact of divorce on children.

Katharine has experience in all areas of family law, both domestic and international, including preparation of settlement agreements and litigation concerning the following issues:

Spousal supportChild supportDivision of marital property, including division of complex business interests and assetsChild custody and visitation/accessRelocation of children as it relates to custody and visitationJurisdictional disputesProtective orders

Memberships of distinction:

Katharine is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). Fellows of the AAML are "recognized by the bench and bar as a leading practitioner in the area of matrimonial law." (

Katharine is also Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL). The IAFL is "a worldwide association of practicing lawyers who are recognized by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries." (


Katharine has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers every year since 2013, and prior to that she was selected as a Rising Star in the Super Lawyers publication. In addition, Katharine has four-times been selected as a "Top Lawyer" in the area of family law by Northern Virginia Magazine. She has also been recognized as one of the top lawyers in the field of family law by Virginia Business Magazine, and she has received the top rating possible, "Superb, 10 out of 10" from the Avvo ratings website.

Katharine has been featured/quoted in the following publications:

Northern Virginia Magazine article titled Making the Case for Custody: Today Father’s Day edition article titled More dads demand equal custody rights: Law Journal article titled Divorce Lawyers Without Boarders:

Lectures and Publications:

Katharine has lectured on family law issues to the IAFL as well as to the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Fairfax Bar Association.

Katharine was first published in 2004 when she authored an article for the Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association titled, Relocation in Custody Cases: A History and the Present State of the Law.

Katharine and her law partner Julie Gerock co-authored the Virginia chapter of the European Lawyer Reference Series, Family Law: Jurisdictional Comparisons.

Most recently in 2018, Katharine published an article for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers titled Understanding and Litigation Parent-Child Alienation Cases.

Katharine’s background:

Katharine received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Virginia and her Juris Doctor (with Honors) from The George Washington University, where she served as the Chairperson of the Law School Academic Integrity Committee.

Katharine’s interest in international family law issues was bolstered by the fact that she previously lived in Rome, Italy, for 16 months.

Katharine grew up locally, the daughter of a family law attorney (mother) and a real estate developer and agent (father). Katharine is married to Eduardo Manus, who is himself a real estate agent licensed in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., with Keller Williams Realty ( and

Katharine enjoys travel, reading, cooking and spending time with her friends and family, including her extended family in Argentina. Katharine occasionally brings her friendly rescue dog, Bodhi, into work with her.

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