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What is an Agreement to Mediate?

An Agreement to Mediate is the contract the spouses and the mediator(s) sign at the beginning of a divorce mediation in which they formally engage in the mediation process. The following is a typical Agreement to Mediate: AGREEMENT TO MEDIATE We, the undersigned parties, agree to voluntarily enter the...

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The Collaborative Participation Agreement

In every Arlington and Fairfax, Va. Collaborative Divorce case, the divorcing spouses must sign a Collaborative Participation Agreement.  This is an agreement in which the spouses formally enter the Collaborative Process.  It sets the rules of the road for the collaborative case.  With the exception of the signature blocks...

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Why’s January Busy for Divorce Lawyers?

Ask Divorce Lawyers in Fairfax, Va. when they’re usually the busiest.  Most will give you the same answer:  January. Lawyers throughout the United States will answer similarly, and there’s data to back up this perceived New Year’s surge. For instance, a recent study indicates internet searches for “divorce” and...

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