Mediation offers an opportunity for parties in dispute to resolve their disagreement. A mediator is a neutral third party who facilitates and guides your conversation, without taking sides or making any decisions.
Unlike court, where a judge imposes a decision, mediation allows the parties to maintain control of the outcome. Mediation offers parties an opportunity to speak, feel heard, and work toward resolution of any type of dispute.
Divorce and Separation Agreements
Divorces and separations are some of the most traumatic life experiences. Our goal is to minimize the conflict of this process. In Virginia, divorces are streamlined when the parties create a Separation and Property Settlement Agreement. These agreements do the work of disentangling the spouses by recording how children, property, assets, and debts will be handled during separation and after divorce. Instead of hiring two attorneys, parties may hire one mediator to guide them through this process peacefully.
Child Custody, Child Support, and Parenting Schedules
Co-parenting is a relationship that will last for many years. The more collaborative parents can be in making decisions about their children, the more peaceful an already-difficult time can become. Even when parties believe they will never find common ground, mediation techniques offer an opportunity to refocus on your priorities and achieve creative solutions.
Business Disputes and Landlord/Tenant Conflicts
Many conflicts come down to communication. Before terminating a business relationship or ending up in court, consider mediation. Mediation offers an opportunity to resolve conflicts while preserving a relationship. If it is not successful, court always remains an option.
All Other Conflicts
Conflicts arise in all parts of our lives — from disputes with our adult children to disagreements with a neighbor. Mediation offers a way to preserve your important relationships while navigating the difficult times. Our goal is for parties to finish the mediation process in a strong and healthy place.