Going through a separation and divorce is emotionally and financially overwhelming. At Divorce Mediation Associates, LTD, we believe there has to be a better way than traditional divorce litigation. With over 35 years of experience, our mediation service utilizes a multi-disciplinary integrative team involving mental health professionals and family law attorneys. Clients can find resolution in a confidential setting, working together to allow for a less adversarial and often less-expensive divorce. This is even more important when children are involved, as a continued relationship is often required between both parties.
We offer flexible appointment options, so please call our office to schedule a consultation with us. We have offices in Reston, Oakton, and McLean to serve all of Northern Virginia, and have a full suite of virtual mediation options to help if meeting in the office is not feasible or preferred.
Creating Healthy Solutions
Divorce Mediation Associates, LTD is a multi-disciplinary divorce mediation firm based in Reston, VA. It was founded in 2016 by attorney Steven Garver and Dr. Patrice Garver. Having worked in family and divorce law, Mr. Garver found that family law litigation failed to provide solutions that truly worked for spouses or children. He understood that spouses would reach more satisfying and sustainable solutions for their families by coming to an agreement themselves. Dr. Garver found that children and families of litigated divorces often suffered additional trauma and stress that could have been avoided through mediation. She found that this method was less traumatic and helped with co-parenting and communication among all parties and provided a healthier relationship with their children.
Practice Areas and Services
- Divorce Mediation
- Family Mediation
- Conflict Resolution
- Pre-Nuptial Agreements
- Post-Nuptial Agreements
Testimonials From Clients
"Dr. Garver has so much experience and training, it really makes a difference! She has a passion for helping people through the difficulties of divorce, especially knowing how to help kids. She and Steve are very ethical and a good team." — Linda M.
"Dr. Garver has a strong passion for her field of clinical psychology. She has had many years of experience working with kids, adolescents and adults. She demonstrates a great work ethic and she has a warm and friendly personality. I highly recommend her!" — Monica P.
Why We're Different From Divorce Lawyers
We work with both spouses directly and at the same time. This ensures that everything is open and transparent from the beginning of the process. This enables us to reach an amicable solution for legal issues more often, whereas traditional divorce litigation is a contested process where parties are pitted against each other.
Typical Advantages of Divorce Mediation Versus a Divorce Attorney:
- Less Expensive
- More Confidential
- Faster Resolution
- Less Stress and Fighting
- Molded Towards Your Individual Needs
- You and Your Spouse Have the Final Say
At Divorce Mediation Associates, LTD, we seek to help you reach a mutually beneficial settlement outside of court. We start by helping you and your spouse create manageable goals and slowly bridge the gap between disagreements you have. Our aims for mediation are to give spouses control over financial decisions, child custody, visitation, parenting plans, child support, alimony, and other issues. Unfortunately, inside the courtroom, the outcome is not guaranteed in your favor. Mediation assures that your divorce terms will be acceptable to both parties. We also work to protect children from the emotional trauma that may come from the adversarial process. We craft personalized and creative agreements to help families move forward with less animosity.
Schedule An Appointment
To contact our mediators at Divorce Mediation Associates, LTD, please call (703) 665-7592 or fill out our form below. We’ll reach out to discuss your case with you and to help arrange an initial appointment.