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Robin Graine, JD, CDFA, owner of Graine Mediation, located in Fairfax, Virginia, is a sought-after Divorce Mediation Expert often quoted in local and national publications, including: The Wall Street Journal – Market Watch, U.S. News & World Report,,, and the Fairfax Bar Association.

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Robin Graine, JD, CDFA

Highly-rated divorce mediator with 20+ years experience in family law, custody, child support, alimony, Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) | VA Supreme Court Certified Divorce Mediator | Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Contributing Writer: Robin Graine, JD, CDFA
May 2, 2022

By MarketWatch
May 5, 2021, 10:29 AM

By Roshan A Loungani, Erik Olson & Adrian Nicholson
October 21, 2020

By Robin Graine, JD, CDFA
April 20, 2020

By John Waggoner, AARP, February 14, 2020
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Robin Graine, JD, CDFA, interviewed on The Impact of the New Tax Code on Divorce

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Robin Graine, JD, CDFA, as quoted in MarketWatch


Don't buy legal documents online without reading this story

The online legal document business is booming as consumers have figured out that they can get leases, divorces and more for a fraction of the cost of visiting a lawyer. But should they...


Robin Graine, JD, CDFA, as quoted in U.S. News & World Report


3 Important College Funding Questions to Answer During a Divorce

Divorcing parents need to discuss who will take ownership of accounts and what the tax implications will be...


By Robin Graine, JD, CDFA

One way Mediation Saves You Money - Watch Out for this Expensive Tactic In Litigation

Here’s a common scenario in divorce litigation: You go into the divorce attorney’s office, tell your story, and the lawyer suggests you draw up a draft Marital Settlement Agreement and MSA for presentation to your spouse...


By Robin Graine, JD, CDFA and Charlie Rowan, JD

Mediation vs. Litigation: To Punish or Not to Punish, That is the Question

Many people go into a divorce with swords pulled. They want to get even. They want to punish their spouse for making them feel bad...


By Robin Graine, JD, CDFA

Lawyers as Problem Solvers - Alternative Dispute Resolution (p4)

If you want to grow your law practice and your reputation, to be known as a problem solver, and to keep pace in today's value-driven consumer and business culture, consider enhancing and promotion your skills in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)...

By Robin Graine, JD, CDFA

Why Does It Hurt So Much? Minimizing the High Emotional Cost of Divorce

Perhaps one of the only things more painful than enduring a divorce is living through a broken marriage. Divorce is a time of transition—an emotionally shattering process that is the only path to a happier, more hopeful future.

By Robin Graine, JD, CDFA

Ask a Divorce Mediator: How Can You Avoid Divorce?

There are many reasons couples can be unhappy, but there’s a lot you can do before throwing in the towel.