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Robin Graine, JD
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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11325 Random Hills Rd
Suite 360
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
571-220-1998

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Description of Practice

Graine Mediation, the less-expensive alternative to litigation, provides divorce & custody mediation services for couples who need help negotiating their terms & drafting their settlement agreements.

Robin Graine, JD, CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) has 14 years experience as a former divorce lawyer, family law hearing officer and mediator. Since opening Fairfax (VA)'s preeminent mediation service in 2009, Graine Mediation has helped hundreds of families settle their divorces.

Robin can help you:

  • find effective ways to communicate
  • separate emotions from finance
  • make a smooth transition from married to single life
  • set the stage for effective co-parenting in two separate homes
  • make informed and fair settlement decisions based on the law, the tax code, financial planning principals, and latest research on the effect of divorce on children.
Robin Graine is certified as a mediator & a divorce financial analyst. She has extensive experience in drafting comprehensive settlement agreements, including issues related to:
  • financially sophisticated fact patterns
  • military and federal government benefit divisions
  • contested custody
  • upside-down real estate matters
  • out-of-state custody arrangements
  • employee stock plans
  • small business concerns
  • retirement asset division
  • "gray divorces"
  • concerns for children with special needs
  • career transitions for stay-at-home moms
  • cases where grounds are at issue (adultery,cruelty,desertion).

Professional Background

Robin Graine, JD is certified by the Virginia Supreme Court to receive cases at the Circuit Court-Family and Juvenile & Domestic Relations levels. Robin was originally certified as a Family Law Mediator in 1994 as one of Chicago's first court-certified mediators. Prior to becoming a divorce and family mediator, Robin worked 7 years as a Divorce Attorney and Guardian Ad Litem (children's legal advocate) in the Chicago Circuit and Juvenile Court Systems. Her career also includes a 3-year judicial appointment as a Child Support and Child Abuse Hearing Officer. Since 2009, Robin Graine, JD has owned Graine Mediation, a practice exclusively focused on Divorce and Family Mediation, in Fairfax, Virginia. Robin has also achieved the high honor of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA), a nationally recognized and rigorous course of study and examinations which tests knowledge of divorce-related financial planning, tax, and legal principals.

Degrees

JD (Law Degree), Chicago- Kent College of Law (1989)
BA, Virginia Commonwealth University (1986)

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2014    Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts    Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
2010    Northern Virginia Mediation Service    Circuit Court-Family; Juv. & Dom. Rel.
2009     Northern Virginia Mediation Service    General District Court
1994    Center for Conflict Resolution (Chicago)    Family Mediator

Approach

If you are going through a divorce, you are probably full of fears and anxiety. You might be scared of losing your children, losing your money, losing your home and losing your sense of who you are. Our mediators address all of these concerns with compassion and experience. We keep the process simple and very focused on addressing your needs. We do this by thoroughly examining the facts and issues. We weigh all of your options in terms of both the emotional and financial impacts on you and your children both now and in the future. We understand your fears and address them head on. In mediation, we provide you with the guidance and the tools to be in charge of your own destiny.

Fees

$285/hr per couple. Agreements between $1,600-$2,400. Most cases settled for less than $5,000.00 total.

Other Information

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator

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