Divorce mediation offers you an affordable and sensible alternative to divorce lawyers and litigation for all of your divorce settlement needs. Divorce mediation is a calm, confidential process that utilizes methods for resolution that gently remove the emotional aspects of divorce from the negotiation process, allowing real progress to be made. Divorce mediation is significantly less expensive than litigated (court) divorces and takes a fraction of the time that it takes divorce attorneys to settle a case. Robin Graine, JD owner of Graine Mediation in Fairfax, Virginia, is a Supreme Court of Virginia Certified Mediator and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA).
Robin tells you a little more about how she can help you.
Robin Graine, JD, CDFA™
Graine Mediation helps you settle your disputes in a civilized fashion.
Naturally, the key questions that anyone going through a divorce situation asks are: "Will I receive my fair share of our joint assets?", "Will I retain custody of my children?", and, "Will I be able to make it financially?" Resolving your differences through divorce mediation gives you more assurance that the outcome will be a positive one. In court, not even an experienced attorney can accurately predict whether you will get what is owed to you, or who will prevail in a child custody dispute. This falls to the judge and on how he or she assesses your case. Being at someone else's mercy is neither a personal nor fair way of dividing your property and finances. It is also not the best way to decide the future of your children.
Divorce mediation is a proven settlement process for many families that has delivered positive outcomes time and again. These Graine Mediation clients tell you how they benefited from our services.
Robin was great! She is very knowledgeable and was able to work with us and get things settled so we don't have to fight in the courts. I would recommend her to anyone. She seems to really care and puts forth a great effort.
Mike T. from Manassas, VA.
- Yelp Review - Feb 2017
I am a family law attorney and have referred several cases to Robin. Robin has successfully mediated each case and I have received excellent feed back from my clients. I highly recommend her.
Alanna W. from Fairfax, VA
- Google Review - Jan 2017
"I highly recommend Graine Mediation. Robin was both knowledgeable of the law and informative in presenting options available throughout the process. Most importantly, she was respectful of our need to move forward in a respectful, non contentious manner."
Robin B. from Manassas, VA
- Google Review - Nov 2016
My spouse and I were very fortunate to have Robin's services during our divorce mediation. We knew this was the right avenue to work through our core issues together, and to avoid a lengthy, expensive (and bitter) legal process. However, we were worried that mediation might not solve our collective issues around custody and finances. Robin put our minds at ease from the start.
Ryan D. from McLean, VA
- Google Review - Jun 2016
Robin provided a low stress, professional, calm and supportive environment that was most welcome and made a difficult situation manageable. I relied heavily upon her expertise with regard to separation, divorce law and equitable division of marital assets. She was very helpful by checking my understanding of the process and decisions made along the way. I appreciated her attention to the details which allowed me to focus on actions that were necessary to proceed rather than get hung up on the details of what led to the need for divorce mediation. She was always available and stuck to her original estimate and plan for services. I highly recommend her divorce mediation services.
Barbara C. from Centreville, VA
- Google Review - Mar 2016
Robin was wonderful with our separation and eventual divorce. Her divorce mediation practice is based on understanding and respect and it was right for our situation. She walked us through each aspect of the separation agreement and provided pros/cons to our ideas, she brought up topics that we hadn’t considered and allowed us to mull them over without forcing us to make any particular decision. She was infinitely available for clarification and discussion outside of normal office hours and was pleasant and gracious in all of her dealings with me/us. We used her for recommendations on lawyers for the divorce and were pleased with the speed at which that occurred as well. I certainly recommend Robin for divorce mediation. She knows her stuff and she knows it well. She is able to translate law into very understandable and useful terminology and has enough experience to know the positive and negative impacts of decisions made in mediation. I felt I/we left there with a solid plan that was absolutely tailored to our situation, needs and desires.
Jean L. from South Riding, VA
- Google Review - Yelp Review - Mar 2016
As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) professional, I appreciate allied professionals with knowledge and a caring spirit. I called Robin after viewing one of her instructional Certified Divorce Financial Analyst videos. Her pointers, based on her experience and expertise, were invaluable in helping me steward my clients going through divorce.
James B. from Chicago, IL
- Google Review - Jan 2017
I just wanted to let you know that, after another year and a half, my divorce finally went through a couple of weeks ago. It happened just as you predicted [when my wife chose to leave divorce mediation and begin the divorce litigation process], with the rewording of the original mediated agreement and more thousands of dollars wasted. The deal we eventually made could have been done with you, if only my wife was willing. I appreciate all the work you did. Thank you.
Curtis R. from Lorton, VA
- Aug 2015
It's hard to say anything positive in regards to divorce but Graine Mediation reduced the misery. Graine Mediation reduced the destructive impact of misinformation, anger and distrust in order to reach a compromise. Having Robin explain the true nature of the law, typical court results and fairness took away the mystery and saved a great deal of, stress, heartache and money for me and my children. Mediation is the answer and Robin Graine excels at it.
Rob M. from Centreville, VA
- Google Review - Nov 2014
I wanted to write you and tell you that I was particularly impressed with the thoroughness of the Agreement you did [for my client]. It apparently was a lengthy process, but it is of course great that they worked out a solution with your excellent help.
David L. from Fairfax, VA
Divorce Attorney at Surovell, Isaacs, Peterson, Levy, PLC
- Aug 2012
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Robin's insightful, concise and useful articles cover key topics and valuable information for people going through divorce. Many of your concerns are addressed in this section--and they are meant to help you on the spot.