When it looked like Robin’s marriage was at its end, she did everything in her power to save it.
Despite her best efforts, it became clear that divorce was going to be the ultimate plan. Doing her best to focus on the nuts and bolts of custody, support, and asset distribution, and wanting desperately to get on her with her life, Robin got busy settling her case.
Once the settlement was finalized, and Robin knew where she stood financially, she used as much grit and determination as she had left to build a new life and career for herself and her children.
The result? A great career, two-well-adjusted adult kids, and a happy life.
Robin has been involved with families in distress for over 20 years as a divorce coach, mediator, lawyer, and certified divorce financial analyst.
When Robin graduated from law school in 1989, she jumped right into helping families get through their traumas as a trial attorney specializing in child abuse and neglect. She then spent several years as a divorce lawyer specializing in financially complex cases. Robin was then appointed as a Circuit Court Hearing Officer in the Juvenile and Child Support Enforcement Divisions, City of Chicago. Robin was originally certified as a mediator in 1994 — well before most people had even heard of that profession.
When Robin’s two children were very young, she put her legal career on hold and became a full-time mom and a part-time fitness trainer. That lasted about 10 years until her husband’s shocking news that he was leaving for somebody else.
Robin had to come up with a new plan for her life as a single mom. She had to figure out how to make money without completely upending the lives of her children (then in second and third grade). Since their dad traveled all the time, it was up to Robin to figure out how to integrate full-time parenting with a new career.
In 2009, Robin graduated as a Virginia State Certified Divorce Mediator. That same year she opened the doors to her mediation and coaching firm, Graine Mediation LLC. Robin has settled hundreds of divorce cases, as a mediator, without the drama and exorbitant expense of lawyer-driven courthouse divorces.
Robin is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. This training, which also includes four rigorous exams and a robust program of required continuing education, helps Robin better assist her clients with their financial and tax issues.
As a divorce coach, Robin will guide you through the hard work of finally figuring out “Should I stay married, or should I get a divorce?”
Let Robin help.