Mediation for Divorce, Separation and Co-Parenting is a process by which parties can negotiate the terms of their divorce, separation or parenting plan

  • In a cooperative, non-adversarial setting,
  • With minimal investment of time, money and emotional energy.

Our certified and professional mediators are non-judgmental, non-biased and impartial. They will help facilitate communication between you and your current or previous spouse or partner and work towards resolutions that can be incorporated into your final agreement, consent order or divorce decree.

Please see below for pertinent information on the mediation process, and we also offer the following resource guide for your reference:

*RESOURCE GUIDE (Parents, Couples and Families) 

Frequent issues parties bring to the table:
  • Child support
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Division of property
  • Alimony
  • Parenting plan
  • Assets and debts

NVMS serves clients in Northern Virginia, the DC Metro Region and as well as clients out of the state or country via Skype and telephone. In person sessions are conducted in Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William.

“Thank you! The judge simply adopted the mediation MOU and incorporated it into the final order for child custody, visitation, and support.” – NVMS Client


While mediation can be a helpful process for most people, there are some circumstances in which it may not be suitable. These situations include continuous physical or emotional intimidation, an active restraining or protective order, or if a participant is unable to advocate for themselves. If you are unsure if your situation is appropriate for mediation, please contact the Family Programs Manager for more information.

We’re here to help. 

Let us know how by contacting us at (703) 865-7263