Rachel L. Virk
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Rachel L. Virk, PC
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46090 Lake Center Plaza, Suite 307
Sterling, VA 20165
703 444 3355
Fax: 703 444 0393
Description of Practice
If you retain Ms. Virk for collaborative representation, Ms. Virk will be in your corner as you, with your spouse and his or her attorney, all work towards an out of court settlement of your case.
Especially if you have children, you may find that through the collaborative process you and your spouse can gain insight into how to deal with some of the emotional dynamics affecting your family relationship. Through a series of four-way meetings, which may include the involvement of a neutral financial analyst and/or a neutral mental health specialist, we'll work with your spouse and his or her attorney to determine what will work best for you and your family.
In addition, she is certified as a mediator by the Virginia Supreme Court at the Circuit Court Family level, and is a trained Collaborative Law Practitioner.
President of Rachel L. Virk, P.C., Ms. Virk has been a:
Member of the Virginia State Bar since 1989, and Family Law Section Member
Member of the Fairfax County Bar Association since 1990
Member of the Loudoun County Bar Association since 2000
Member of the Virginia Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee since 2005
Member of the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia since 2005
Member of the Virginia Collaborative Professionals since 2007
Member of the Loudoun Collaborative Professionals since 2011
|2001 - 2016||Various||Various - 251.5 hrs. as of April 20, 2016|
Through mediation you have the ability to craft creative solutions, and have the flexibility to try out different custody and visitation arrangements for limited periods of time before reaching a final binding resolution. Most mediations with Rachel L. Virk, P.C. are complete after approximately three sessions of approximately two hours each.
Whether your case involves the valuation of a professional practice or a business, an analysis of partially marital and partially separate vested and non-vested stock options, investment properties, military benefits, defined benefit and defined contribution retirement accounts, and/or all the important concerns regarding your children, mediation can work for you.
In fact, it can work better than giving control over your life to a Judge who will only see a snapshot in time of your situation, before making decisions which will profoundly and forever affect the rest of your and your family’s lives.
Author of: The Four Ways of Divorce: A Concise Guide to What you Need to Know about Divorce using Litigation, Negotiation, Collaboration and Mediation So You Don't Pay More Than You Should.
The Varying Roles of the Mental Health Professional as Pertaining to the Various Ways in Which Divorce Issues are Resolved. (Family Therapy Magazine, July-August, 2009)
Informative Mediation—A New Model for Tough Economic Times. (Family Law News, Fall, 2008)
Areas of Practice
- Divorce (all issues)
- Divorce (parenting)
- Marital Mediation
- Mediation Consultant
- Representational Lawyer
- Mediating Lawyer
- Collaborative Professional