Address: 11702 Bowman Green Drive, Suite 200, reston, VA, 20190
Law Firm: Divorce Mediation Associates, Ltd.
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|Areas of Practice||Divorce Mediation, Divorce, Family Law|
|Description||Steven M. Garver is an accomplished trial attorney and divorce mediator. He moved to Reston, Virginia in 1974 with his family, and has developed a diverse legal practice, with litigation experience in personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights actions, domestic relations, and criminal cases. He also has significant experience in corporate, business and transactional work. Mr. Garver has tried to verdict personal injury cases, medical malpractice cases, felonies and business litigation. He has also tried numerous domestic relations matters.In 1979, Mr. Garver became one of the first attorney mediators handling divorce cases. He was self-taught and driven to the field by what he saw as unnecessary expense emotionally and financially in the divorce process. He has more recently studied at the Harvard Mediation and Negotiation project to expand his skills as a mediator, and is now doing divorce mediation through Divorce Mediation Associates, Ltd. His diverse legal background gives him a special advantage in understanding many of the legal issues faced by families in this complex world.Mr. Garver recognizes that divorce is a very difficult process and believes that there must be ways that intelligent people can lessen the burden on themselves and their children and other family members by a sane approach to resolving conflict in divorce and family issues. The mediation process leaves the parties better able to communicate as they have communicated through the tough issues between them and together with the help of a mediator reached a resolution of their dispute and the rights and responsibilities arising as between them as a result of their marriage. Mr. Garver has seen that these parties appear better able to co-parent and to communicate after the divorce over issues that may arise.Mr. Garver believes very strongly in the understanding model of mediation and the value-added model. This involves both parties being present throughout the mediation in the same room communicating with each other. Mr. Garver also has utilized other professionals in his early years doing mediation, and is happy to be involved in what would otherwise be perceived as a multi-disciplinary approach to mediation. In this approach, mental health professionals also trained in mediation will help with issues with the divorce, most particularly the issues regarding the parties’ children and parenting plans, and with the emotional toll of the divorce process. He also works with accountants and financial planners in the appropriate case, particularly to help find value added to the divorce process.|
A practical resolution for your Divorce Related Concerns (703) 665-7592.At Divorce Mediation Associates, Ltd., we know there is a better way. The members of our multi-disciplinary mediation practice facilitate amicable and personalized resolutions for our clients. The legal issues of divorce can be complex including equitable division of assets, alimony, child support, and child custody, visitation and parenting issues. Mediation can help…
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