Manassas Divorce Mediation Lawyer
Resolving Conflicts Out of Court
If you are getting divorced or separated, or have a child custody, visitation or support issue, there are alternatives to costly legal fees and stressful litigation. Mediation is a process where parties to a dispute attempt to reach their own agreement with the assistance of a facilitator. Many facilitators are not attorneys and can provide only limited legal information. An experienced family law attorney-mediator can help people fashion solutions that are complete, workable and consistent with likely outcomes in court.
In practice for over 30 years, Robert H. Klima is a trained and experienced Virginia family law attorney-mediator. He is certified by the Judicial Council of Virginia in Family Mediation on both the Circuit Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court levels. Mr. Klima has been recognized by the Judges of the Prince William County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and the Prince William County Bar Association for his work in helping to establish the Conflict Resolution Office within the county court system.
From his officein Old Town Manassas, Mr. Klima will meet with both parties to a conflict and facilitate negotiations between them. When serving as a mediator, he is neutral, meaning that he does not advocate on behalf of either party. Rather, he helps people reach their own agreement on all divorce and family law related issues.
What Are the Advantages of Mediation?
Perhaps the greatest benefit of mediation is that it gives the parties control over their own outcome. Rather than having a judge impose orders on everything from child custody to property division, the couples themselves can reach their own agreement. Agreements that people enter into voluntarily leave them more satisfied with the outcome and are less likely to cause future conflicts.
Virginia courts will often require both spouses to attend a mediation evaluation session in which the process is described and the option of proceeding with mediation is offered. The court cannot force a couple to engage in mediation, but many couples choose this option after learning more about it.
Contact a Prince William County Family Law Mediator and Lawyer
Mr. Klima serves as an attorney-mediator for individuals and families living in communities throughout Northern Virginia, including Fairfax, Leesburg, Alexandria, Manassas, Woodbridge, Gainesville, Haymarket, Bristow, Warrenton and surrounding counties.