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About Rachel

About Rachel Virk

Rachel L. Virk has been a practicing Family Law Attorney in Northern Virginia since 1990.

Ms. Virk earned her initial Certification as a Mediator by the Judicial Council of Virginia in 2001, and has been continuously certified and mediating since. She is Certified to mediate at the highest Circuit Court Family level.

Ms. Virk completed her training as a Collaborative Law Practitioner in 2005.  

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, and Family Law Section Member;
  • Member of the Loudoun County Bar Association since 2000;
  • Member of the Virginia State Bar Association ADR Joint Committee since 2005;
  • Member of the Virginia Mediation Network since 2005;
  • Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals since 2005;
  • Member of the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia since 2005; and
  • Member of the Virginia Collaborative Professionals since 2007.

Publications

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.

Third Party Assisted Negotiation and the High Pressure Settlement of Disputes.  (Family Law News, Winter 2013)

Informative Mediation—A New Model for Tough Economic Times. (Family Law News, Fall, 2008)

When Is Collaboration the Most Appropriate Method of Dispute Resolution  in Divorce, and Why Is It Beneficial to Collaborate? (Aspatore Books)

Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

The Reality of Divorce

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)