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Child Custody Mediation in Virginia
Are you going through the process of a divorce and want to settle your custody arrangement out of court? Mediation is an opportunity to avoid the strife of litigation and instead focus your attention on ensuring that your children will have the best custody arrangement possible. Our attorneys at Graham Law Firm, PLLC are credentialed in child custody mediation and can guide you through the process of ensuring your children’s custody arrangement is in the best interest of each child.
To speak to a mediation specialist at Graham Law Firm, PLLC, call us at 703-443-9360 or fill out a contact form.
Why Choose Mediation for Child Custody Agreements
You may find that mediation is a better option for your family in deciding a child custody arrangement than pursuing litigation. Mediation can be preferable for the following reasons:
- Promotes trust and productive conversations
- Decisions rest with the parents, not the court
- Mediator serves as neutral party helping the parents reach their own decisions
- Compromise is emphasized on all accounts
It is best to approach child custody mediation with notes on the children’s schedules, all important documents gathered together, and notes on any holidays that may need to be spent with one parents or another. For example, if one parent is Jewish, then it could be discussed in mediation for the children to spend the Jewish High Holidays with that parent.
Your Child Custody Mediation Session with Graham Law Firm, PLLC
Our attorneys credentialed in mediation are thoroughly trained in the best way to ensure your children are looked out for during the child custody mediation process. The most commonly addressed issues during child custody mediation sessions includes fitting the custody plan to the children’s best interest (not the interests of the parents) and organizing :
- Regular custody and visitation schedules
- Exemptions to the regular schedule, like holidays
- How parents will communicate with each other
- Special issues like medical care and private school
- The method for changing the custody agreement in the future
Have more questions about mediation? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions resource regarding mediation.
Northern Virginia’s Choice for Child Custody Mediation
Graham Law Firm, PLLC is an award-winning family law practice. We’ve helped thousands of families in the Northern Virginia area reach mutually beneficial divorce settlements. We look out for you, which is why we always try to settle marital disputes through efficient and effective negotiations, including child custody.
To talk with a mediator in Northern Virginia, call Graham Law Firm, PLLC or contact us online to schedule a family law consultation.
Arlington County (VA): Arlington & Crystal City
Fairfax County (VA): Annandale, Herndon, Laurel Hill, McLean, Reston, Tysons Corner & Vienna
Fauquier County (VA): Bealeton, Orlean, Warrenton
Prince William County (VA): Gainesville, Lake Ridge, Woodbridge
Northern VA: City of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Great Falls, Manassas, Manassas Park & Winchester