We understand that divorce is a personal and complicated process. Our philosophy is to resolve our clients' matters privately. To make the process as efficient as possible, we offer extensive family services and are dedicated to providing the highest level of legal representation for divorce in Northern Virginia.
We offer several methods to settle divorce including litigation, mediation, and collaborative divorce. Our legal services include:
- Equitable distribution of property, including the complex division and valuation of closely held corporations, stock options, and financial investments
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Negotiating Child and Spousal Support
- Drafting Marital and Pre-Marital Agreements
- Settlement Agreements
- Step-parent Adoption
The Graham Law Firm practice includes litigation at both the trial level in the jurisdictions of Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington County, City of Alexandria, Fauquier County and Prince William County, as well as appellate work in the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
Mediation - Solutions That Make Sense
Divorce Mediation offers families an affordable and sensible alternative to litigation. A mediator helps facilitate communication and conflict resolution as a neutral party who can give information, but not legal advice. Mediation allows the parties to craft a creative resolution themselves without litigation. The ultimate goal is to reach a binding settlement of the issues in dispute through open discussion and the exchange of information.
While our mediators are attorneys, when they act in the capacity of a mediator, they cannot offer either party legal advice or act as either party's legal counsel. As a mediator, our goal is to keep the discussion focused, open the lines of communication, and coach both parties through the decision-making process. Graham Mediation utilizes both a facilitation and evaluative style with their mediation clients.
Collaborative divorce is a fairly new alternative dispute resolution technique. It involves two separate specially trained attorneys. This is different from mediation, which employs only one mediator. Both parties sign a contract declaring they will resolve their family issues outside of court and without litigation.
The collaborative divorce process consists of joint meetings of all parties where legal advice is given with a sense of parity and with a goal of an amicable resolution. The common goal is to reach a fair resolution for all parties involved.
A collaborative divorce is often less expensive then litigation because there are fewer steps to the process and no court fees are required. A collaborative divorce is often a quicker process and gives the parties more control of the ultimate outcome.
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