Mediation Services

FairField Center mediation empowers people to find an acceptable solution for all involved.

What is Mediation?

  • Mediation is a way to resolve misunderstandings, miscommunication and conflicts.

  • People come together in a room to discuss their issue(s) and work together to develop a solution for moving forward.

  • Mediation is a confidential process (using one or two trained, impartial mediators) that helps people find the best arrangements for their specific circumstances.

  • Mediation saves compared to the court system and often results in a more pleasing outcome.

With normal litigation, people are not to talk with each other. This route is helpful sometimes, but may cost a lot extra in time, money, added stress, and in an outcome that neither party really likes.

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FairField Center saves months of time, thousands of dollars, and pounds of burdensome worry.

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FairField Center encourages the involvement of attorneys and other professionals as necessary. Sometimes, lawyers will attend mediation (along with their client) to advise their clients and help move conversations and the negotiation forward.

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When to Use Mediation

Fairfied Center provides professional mediation for a variety of circumstances:

    • Family Cases:
      Fairfield Center has expertise in family and relationship-oriented conflict.

      • Marriage/Separation/Divorce, custody, visitation, parenting plans, child and spousal support, and property division

      • Pre- & Post-Nuptial Agreements

      • Reconciliation

      • Parent-Child

      • Truancy

      • Child Dependency

      • Elder Care

      • Estates, Wills and Trusts

    • General Cases:

      • Landlord-Tenant

      • Warrants in Debt

      • Neighbors

      • Business-Consumer

      • Business-Debtor

      • Verbal Agreements

      • Contracts

      • Real Estate

      • Personal Injury

      • Other

    • Workplace Cases:

      • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

      • Business Dissolution

      • Employee-Employee

      • Supervisor-Employee

      • Team Projects

      • Business-Business Relations

      • Strategic Planning

      • Other

  • Complex Multi-Party & Organizational Cases:

    • Construction

    • Business

    • Community-wide Issues and Planning

    • Environmental

    • Homeowner Associations

    • Governmental

    • School/College/University

    • Church/Religious Groups

    • Boards of Directors

    • Civic Groups and Clubs

Why Use Fairfield Center

  • Fairfield Center, originally named Community Mediation Center, is the longest-operating mediation services organization in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • Fairfield has more than 40 mediators who are readily available to respond to any request.

  • Fairfield responds to requests quickly and, in a matter of days, works with clients to develop a suitable mediation schedule. Fairfield Center’s highly skilled and experienced mediators are committed to staying on the cutting edge of this ever-changing field.

  • All Fairfield Center mediators are certified by the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Contact Us Today

If you’d like to know if Fairfield’s Mediation Services could help in your situation, simply contact us.  Together, we can answer your questions and decide the best way to proceed.

Ask about services by calling (540) 434-0059 or e-mail