Mediation Services


The Mediation Center of Hampton Roads provides services of any kind of dispute. Our mediators have extensive experience in employee conflict resolution, marital separation, child custody, child visitation, child support, tenant-landlord issues, and business disputes. Almost any dispute is amenable to mediation; the Mediation Center of Hampton Roads can help you decide if mediation is the right course for your situation.

Divorce Mediation

In mediation, you and your spouse meet with a mediator to identify and resolve the issues so the two of you can end your marriage as amicably and cost effectively as possible.  Issues that may be addressed include distribution of assets, child and/or spousal support, child custody, and other parenting or guardianship issues.



Pre-Marital Mediation

This service is for those couple who wish to determine asset distribution and other matters prior to marriage.  Many of our Divorce Mediation clients use this service when they are entering into a second marriage in order to ensure asset distribution for children of the first marriage.



Family Mediation

As children grow, separated or divorced couples may find the need to revisit parenting and custodial arrangements.  And post-divorce couples may also require mediation assistance to address Parent/Grandparent issues.  Members of a family business can also use mediation to address issues such as succession planning or selling the family business.



Workplace Mediation

We offer mediation and other tools to resolve conflict in the workplace.  Our President, Dave McDonald, is especially skilled at providing neutral and impartial services to assist in the resolution of workplace disputes. Types of employee grievances he has handled include peer to peer conflict, sexual harassment and EEO matters.



Elder Mediation

LGBT Mediation

Oftentimes adult siblings will benefit from the services of a skilled mediator to assist them with the care of elderly parents and/or asset distribution to fund this care.  Elder Mediation may also be helpful to resolve asset distribution conflicts following the death of elderly parents.



In the United States, same-sex couples have full marriage rights.  Same-sex couples may face conflict such as asset distribution, child and/or spousal support and child custody issues when choosing to separate or divorce. 
Co-habitation agreements can also be developed for LGBT couples choosing to live together but not marry.



Child Abduction Mediation

Dave McDonald is one of the few local mediators who has mediation experience to deal with children taken to foreign countries by one of their parents.  He has traveled to other countries to settle parental disputes and safely return the children to their custodial parent.



Other Services

Co-Parenting Classes

Training Opportunities

This 4-hour course is designed to assist parents in developing an effective co-parenting relationship. 
It meets the requirements of Court-Mandated Parenting classes but is also helpful for any couple dealing with parenting issues following separation or divorce.



We provide individuals and businesses with the necessary skills and training to handle in-house conflict.  Our training programs are tailored to meet the needs of your organization and can include development of Mediation Skills and Conflict Resolution Techniques.



Supervised Visitation and Monitored Exchange Services

Conflict Resolution/Anger Management Classes

We provide a safe, non-threatening environment for children to visit with non-custodial parents to maintain and improve parent/child relationships.  Our professionally trained staff members are available to supervise
off-site visitation as well as at our offices in Norfolk, VA.




We offer an 8 Step Conflict Resolution Program designed to reduce violence
in the home, workplace and community.  This class meets the requirement for Court-Mandated Anger Management Classes. It can also be specifically tailored to meet the needs of your organization.



Arbitration Services

Occasionally parties are unable to come to resolution on certain issues.  Rather than incur legal costs and court fees they will choose to have our mediators make a decision on a specific issue.  Our mediators offer skilled, impartial consideration of all concerns and render a decision that is binding by all parties.







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424 West 21st Street, Suite 200 Norfolk, VA 23517  Tel: 757-624-1916