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Divorce Mediator Questions

Top Questions to Ask a Qualified Divorce Mediator in Richmond, VA

In Richmond, VA, choosing the right kind of divorce mediator is essential when you hope to separate amicably from your spouse. There are plenty of mediators and lawyers who work with divorcing couples. However, not all of these professionals are the same. While some will state that they have the experience, it is important to…
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A divorcing couple meets with a mediator

How to Resolve Your Divorce Quickly Through Mediation in Richmond, VA

Very few clients want to battle out their divorce over a span of months or years. When a couple decides to divorce, it usually is something that has been on the horizon for a long time already. Before the recent COVID-19 pandemic, battling a divorce out in court took a lot of time and money.…
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A mediator who practices family law meets with a husband and wife

Top Advantages of Hiring a Mediator Who Practices Family Law in Richmond, VA

What are the top advantages of hiring a mediator who practices family law in Richmond, VA? Mediation continues to grow as a popular choice for those who want to keep their case out of the courts, many attorneys have seen the benefits of mediation both in their practice and for their clients. Oftentimes, and especially…
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Virtual Mediation

Making Mediation Easier: 5 Reasons to Choose Virtual Divorce Mediation in Virginia Beach

Is virtual divorce mediation right for you and your spouse in Virginia Beach? Finding a good time and place for mediations can be tricky. Not only do the two parties involved need to agree to a time, but the mediator must also have an opening in their schedule. Add in that some mediations have attorneys…
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Contact Donita King

Mediator Selection – Best Practices

In my thirty plus years of legal practice and almost 1700 mediation cases at the time of this writing, I have developed my own list of best practices in every stage of mediation. These come from what I observed as a mediator and as an advocate. At first, I thought it was because some of…
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Transcript of “Work It” Richmond Article/ Profile with Donita King

Tell us the basics: Who are you, what’s your company’s name, and how long have you been at this company? I am an attorney, arbitrator and Virginia Supreme Court-certified mediator in the family and civil areas. I’m also an authorized mediator, mentor and alternative dispute-resolution trainer. I am a partner of CMG Collaborative Law Offices,…
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The Benefits of Mediation in caring for Elderly Relatives

Today, more and more people are finding themselves in the position of having to care or make decisions for elderly relatives. This becomes increasingly more difficult when there are two or more family members involved and they disagree. Often this occurs when a mother or father dies and the other parent is left alone. Should…
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Spousal Support in Virginia

In Virginia, section 20-107.1 of the Virginia Code sets out the law with respect to spousal support.  The court, in deciding whether to award support and maintenance for a spouse, must consider the circumstances and factors which contributed to the dissolution of the marriage, specifically including adultery and any other ground for divorce as stated…
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Using the Right Words for Mediation and Negotiation

I recall one of my first mentors in the legal field advising me to work on changing my language to develop more powerful speech. As a young lawyer, woman, and minority over thirty years ago, in the very conservative insurance and financial services industry; I needed to learn how to make my speech work for…
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