Divorce Mediation

What does Divorce Mediation mean?

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution technique used to settle a variety of legal conflicts. Divorce mediation can be used to settle conflicts related to divorce such as property distribution and spousal support. In mediation a neutral, third party called a mediator helps both parties try to reach a mutually acceptable resolution to their conflicts.

Mediators do not decide cases, and if an agreement is not reached parties can seek legal help through the courts. Couples who choose mediation can still hire a lawyer who can support the mediation by informing them of their legal rights and options, by advising them through the negotiations, and by coming up with creative settlement ideas. Because mediation is relatively new for divorce some lawyers are less helpful or may disapprove of the mediation process. If you are considering mediation and you have hired a lawyer make sure they understand how to support the process.

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Divorce Law Attorneys near Ashburn VA

Duff & Kronfeld, P.C.

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11320 Random Hills Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

Livesay & Myers, P.C.

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4250 Fairfax Drive #600
Arlington, VA 22203

Andrews Law Firm

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122 North Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Dannenbaum Law Firm

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2300 Clarendon Blvd
Suite 607 Arlington, VA 22201

R and B Law Group, PLLC

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7700 Leesburg Pike, Suite 312
Falls Church, VA 22043

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