Saturday, November 16, 2019

Virginia Colin, Ph.D.: Helping Families Stay Out of Court

How do you describe the role of the mediator? A mediator’s primary responsibility is to facilitate a constructive discussion. Often that means helping...

How to Choose a Divorce Mediator

First, a definition: Divorce mediation is a private, confidential process...

Do Retired Judges Really Mediate?

Over the years, I have often asked individual lawyers whether they ever refer cases to mediation. They almost always say yes –...

How to Get Divorced: Mediate or Litigate?

Suppose that you and your spouse have reached the point where you know divorce is inevitable. Now what? Are you going to...

Children, Divorce & Custody

When you divorce or end a relationship, many questions center on what will happen to your children. Where and with whom will the children...

Catching Cheaters, Liars and Frauds

It’s clear that our feelings and concerns about our safety and security have changed in recent years. From corporate investigations to keeping executives safe,...

What Should I Do After a Car Crash?

Contact the police. If a police officer comes to the scene of the accident, get their name and badge number and the police report number....

Coping with Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season is approaching and this can be an especially difficult time for people who have recently experienced the death of a loved...

Proper Funeral Etiquette

Having the support of others during a funeral can make a grieving family feel loved and cared for. There are many times where people...

In a Contested Child Custody Case, Everything Matters

Virginia courts prefer custody arrangements that emphasize and balance a child’s need to have time with both parents through a reasonable schedule. Parents start...