Robin Graine, JD, CDFA

Robin Graine helps people get out of painful marriages. She owns one of Northern Virginia’s preeminent divorce mediation and coaching firms: Graine Mediation, LLC. Robin provides the light at the end of the tunnel — whether that is the repair of your marriage or the settlement of your divorce.

Our Story – Helping People Deal With Bad Relationships and Divorce

Robin graduated from IIT-Kent College of Law in 1989. She jumped right into helping families get through crisis as a juvenile court abuse and neglect specialist. After that heart-wrenching job, she spent several years as an attorney specializing in financially complex divorce cases. Robin was then appointed as a circuit court hearing officer in the juvenile and child support enforcement divisions.

When her two children were young, Robin put her legal career on hold and became a full-time mom and a part-time fitness trainer. In 2007, though, her life changed dramatically when her husband announced that he had fallen in love with his young assistant and wanted a divorce. Determined to not let this traumatic event defeat her, Robin had to come up with a plan for her new life as a single mom — and she had to figure out how to make money without completely distrupting her children’s lives.

Determined not to go back to the practice of law – which Robin believes is a seriously flawed system – she deep-dived into mediator and divorce financial analyst training programs. Robin was honored with a Divorce Mediation Certificate by the Virginia Supreme Court in 2009. That same year she opened the doors to her mediation and coaching firm, Graine Mediation LLC. To further assist her clients, Robin passed all four rigorous exams to become a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst in 2014.

Why Choose Robin?

If you find yourself wondering, “is my marriage over?” I can help! I know that your confusion and fear over this issue is overwhelming. I have been there. I also have almost two decades of experience in the divorce business.

You need someone who has the skills to help you sort through your many questions and put structure into whether you should stay in your marraige or get divorced.

You may wonder:

  • Will I be able to support myself on my own?
  • How will my children cope if we split?
  • How will I reinvent myself after being married for so long?
  • What will happen to my home if my marriage is over?

When Robin Graine is your Pre-Divorce Coach, she will help you work through your questions and create well-reasoned options for how to move forward in your life.

Our Skills

After hearing hundreds of stories from her divorce clients about how they ended up in mediation, divorce coaching became a natural extension of her services. As a coach, Robin helps her clients sort through and make the vital choice on whether to stay and work on their marriage or pursue a divorce. As a mediator, she guides couples through the divorce settlement process in a low cost, highly efficient, and child-centric process.

Financial Security
Co Parenting
Dealing With Emotions
Social Changes

Is My Marriage Over?

If you are feeling anxious by all the issues running through your mind, give Robin Graine’s Pre-Divorce Coaching service a try. She is here to meet your unique needs at this critical time in your life.
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Robin Graine As A Leader

  • Featured Speaker – Second Saturday – Reston, VA. A monthly divorce workshop that provides information about divorce from experienced divorce professionals. (December 2019)
  • Interviewed on Commitments Podcast with Ken & Leslie “How Can You Avoid Divorce?” (July 2019)
  • Interviewed on Hitched Podcast “Ask a Divorce Mediator: How Can You Avoid Divorce?” (May 2019)
  • Featured Speaker – Northern Virginia Women’s CPA Group – Alexandria, VA “Divorce & the TCJA: What Clients Need To Know” (Sept. 21, 2018)
  • Interviewed on Impact Makers Radio “Let’s Talk Divorce Series” – The Impact of the New Tax Code on Divorce” (January 2018)
  • Former Vice Chair and current Member of the Fairfax Bar Association’s Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Co-founder and lead member of Mediator Referral Service Task Force.
  • Featured Speaker – FAMlaw Seminar – Fairfax, VA. “Divorce Mediation: The Importance of Mediation as a Settlement Option”. (May 13, 2014)
  • Featured Speaker – Virginia Mediation Network – The University of Richmond Law School. “Tapping into the Emotions that Best Serve the Realistic Goals of Divorcing Parties and their Children” (Spring Conference 2012)
  • Resource for Montgomery County Peer Mediation Program – Trainer Appointee to the Program
  • Mediation Judge – Law School Competition at University of Richmond (Spring 2011).

Robin Graine’s team

Time to meet the rare and special blend of professionals on our team. Let us help you make the right decision.

Robin Graine, JD, CDFA Owner

For almost two decades, Robin has helped hundreds of clients overcome their fears, solve tough issues, and make good decisions on whether to stay married or get divorced. Robin is a Virginia Supreme Court Certified Divorce Mediator, a nationally Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, a former divorce and family court attorney, and a circuit court-appointed hearing officer.

Robin Gordon, CPA, PFS

Since the 1980s Robin has been helping people achieve financial security. She has an Amazon best seller book: Living the Best Life You Can With the Money You Have, Create a financial plan that works for you. Robin is a Certified Public Accountant and a Personal Financial Specialist and graduated from Haas School of Business – University of California at Berkley.

Diane Pantastico

Diane Pantastico, an entrepreneur with a history of working in the digital marketing industry, works with Graine Mediation as a virtual assistant. She loves to help small to mid-size businesses to empower their purpose through design and strategy. She’s also a photographer and a disc jockey in the Philippines. Studied Information Technology at the University

Genevieve Munch

Genevieve Munch does photography and videography services for Graine Mediation. She is currently developing her multimedia and writing-oriented freelance business. As an avid painter herself, she hopes to help other artists market themselves through her services. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2020 where she studied Creative Technologies and Art History. Throughout her time there,

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