Domestic Relations Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

703-246-3040
TTY 711

4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 202
Fairfax, VA 22030

Katrina Smith,
Unit Director

Department Resources


Mediation

A way for families to work together to resolve conflicts with the assistance of a State Certified Mediator 

  • Participation in the Mediation Program is ordered for appropriate Custody, Visitation and Support cases. You need to have a petition for custody, visitation or support pending before the court before you can be referred to mediation. Please call 703.246.3040 to schedule and intake appointment.

  • Mediated agreements, when approved and  signed by a judge, becomes enforceable court orders
    • If an agreement is reached - the parties do not need to attend the scheduled court hearing
    • If an agreement is NOT reached - the parties MUST attend the scheduled hearing and a judge decides the issues

Some cases are not appropriate for Mediation, including those with active Protective Orders,  These cases will be scheduled for a court hearing and not referred to Mediation.