Rachel L. Virk PC

Rachel L. Virk PC Either work it out with your X2B to create your new two-home family through Mediation or Collaboration, or fight it out through Litigation or Negotiation.

Rachel L. Virk, P.C. drafts Prenuptial Agreements, handles simple divorce cases involving negotiated Property Settlement Agreements, and complex cases involving the litigation of custody and visitation, spousal and child support, Prenuptial Agreements, and the equitable distribution of marital debt and marital assets including business and professional practices, stock options, and government and military benefits.

Honors and Awards -Best Law Firm for Loudoun County in the Loudoun Times Annual "Best of" PollTop 10 Family Law Attorney...
04/28/2020

Honors and Awards -

Best Law Firm for Loudoun County in the Loudoun Times Annual "Best of" Poll
Top 10 Family Law Attorney for Virginia 2018, 2019, 2020 - Attorney and Practice Magazine
Ten Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (IOFLA)
Top 1% Family Law Attorney - Premier Lawyers of America
Top 10 Family Law Attorney for Virginia 2017 and 2019 - American Jurist Institute
Top Lawyers in Virginia 2016, 2017, 2019 - The Legal Network
Ten Best Law Firm 2018 - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (IOFLA)
#1 Attorney for Loudoun County in the 2017 Loudoun Now Annual Loudoun Favorites Poll

Voted Best in the County!
03/20/2020

Voted Best in the County!

03/20/2020

I am pleased to announce that Rachel L. Virk, P.C. was voted Best Law Firm in the County in the Best of Loudoun 2020 competition. This is really quite an honor.

I am humbled by the huge show of support from my clients, former clients, and colleagues, and will continue to strive to provide quality and caring support for those going through a divorce who can either Sit Down and Work it Out to create a new two- home family, or who need to Stand Up and Fight
it Out to protect their children, personal safety, assets, business, or professional practice as they create a new life plan.

Thank you again for all of your support and confidence in my practice!

NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE!https://www.amazon.com/Four-Ways-Divorce-Negotiation-Collaboration-ebook/dp/B081QRPPDM/
11/21/2019
The Four Ways of Divorce: A Concise Guide to What You Need to Know About Divorce Using Litigation, Negotiation, Collaboration and Mediation

NOW AVAILABLE ON KINDLE!
https://www.amazon.com/Four-Ways-Divorce-Negotiation-Collaboration-ebook/dp/B081QRPPDM/

You may need to journey down the warpath to stand up for what you must. Or if you and your X2B don’t hate each other just because you are getting a divorce, you may work together to custom design your new, separate lives, or your new two-home family. This book tells you in detail exactly w...

SECOND EDITION COMING SOON IN KINDLE AND TEXT!!
10/25/2019

SECOND EDITION COMING SOON IN KINDLE AND TEXT!!

07/11/2019
Work It Out or Fight It Out?

I’m heading for a divorce. SHOULD I WORK IT OUT through Mediation or Collaboration, OR FIGHT IT OUT through Negotiation or Litigation?
For the information you need to help make this decision, click on https://youtu.be/VcACAUQAQm8 to hear Rachel’s discussion with Natalie Armstrong-Motin, or visit Rachel Virk’s Media Page at www.virk-law.com

The Four Ways of Divorce, a book by Rachel Virk. 2 in a series of 5 interviews with Natalie Armstrong

06/27/2019
How to Tell the Children about your Divorce

Here are the words you can say to tell the children you and your X2B will be becoming a Two Home Family. To my mental health colleagues, please share: What Exactly To Say To The Children (A Short Script of about two minutes) by clicking the following link: https://youtu.be/vvlZShFvLfA or visit Rachel Virk’s Media Page, and What About the Children Page, at www.virk-law.com

One of the most stressful concerns of someone facing a divorce is telling the children. This video provides information for separating parents regarding: How...

Not every divorce situation is the same. For further information about special situations and to educate yourself, or yo...
06/19/2019
Inkandescent Radio: Dealing with Divorce: Attorney Rachel Virk Shows Us "The Four Ways of Divorce"

Not every divorce situation is the same. For further information about special situations and to educate yourself, or your clients in therapy, about the divorce process, listen to seasoned divorce attorney Rachel Virk discuss important aspects of divorce with Hope Katz Gibbs on the “Why Divorce Radio Show” on Inkandescent Radio at https://inkandescentradio.com/podcasts/326/dealing-with-divorce-attorney-rachel-virk-offers or visit Rachel’s Media Page at www.virk-law.com

Why Divorce April10episode Dealing with Divorce: Attorney Rachel Virk Shows Us "The Four Ways of Divorce" Rachel L. Virk has been in practice since 1989 litigating, negotiating, collaborating, and mediating divorce cases throughout Northern Virginia. She is Certified as a Mediator by the Virginia Su...

06/11/2019
Not Everyone Hates Each Other Just Because They Are Getting a Divorce

Not Everyone Hates Each Other Just Because They are Getting a Divorce!

This Father’s Day, understand you can still be a good father even as you divorce.

As an attorney who Mediates as well as litigates, I have had the privilege of listening to the most tender statements from couples who simply do not want to spend the rest of their lives living together, but can co-parent and still relate to each other in a respectful and caring way.

To listen to some of these amazing comments click on https://youtu.be/iiXbpx1ID10 or visit Rachel Virk’s Media Page at www.virk-law.com

The Four Ways of Divorce, a book by Rachel Virk. Third in a series of 5 interviews with Natalie Armstrong

06/06/2019
How Do I Get Started?

In the Beginning . . . There was confusion, turmoil and anger regarding the impending divorce.

How do you go about making Order out of Chaos?

Whether you are the person who wants out, or the person being left, click on https://youtu.be/Uyjbq5XR7jI to hear Rachel’s discussion with Natalie Armstrong-Motin to help you figure out How Do I Get Started, or visit Rachel Virk’s Media Page at www.virk-law.com

The Four Ways of Divorce, a book by Rachel Virk. First in a series of 5 interviews with Natalie Armstrong

05/30/2019
Rachel Virk NewsChannel 8 Interview

Throwback: View Rachel Virk's appearance on NewsChannel 8 at https://youtu.be/9c_X_JXdJDU to hear Rachel’s discussion on “Let’s Talk Live” with Doug McKelway and Natasha Barrett regarding her then newly published and very informative book The Four Ways of Divorce, or visit Rachel’s Media Page at www.virk-law.com.

Stay Tuned for the Second Edition on Kindle later this year!

To educate yourself, or your clients in therapy, about important aspects of divorce, listen to a conversation of “Let’s ...
05/24/2019
Rachel Virk, Family Law Litigator and Mediator, Northern Virgina | Impact Makers Radio

To educate yourself, or your clients in therapy, about important aspects of divorce, listen to a conversation of “Let’s Talk Divorce” between seasoned divorce attorney Rachel Virk and Stewart Andrew Alexander on Impact Makers Radio at https://impactmakersradio.com/rachel-virk-family-law-litigator-and-mediator-northern-virgina/ or visit Rachel’s Media Page at www.virk-law.com
How to Decide Whether to Fight it Out or Work it Out –MUST LISTEN Interview

On this segment of the show, Stewart Andrew Alexander speaks with Rachel Virk, Family Law Litigator and Mediator at Rachel L. Virk, PC. in Northern Virginia. Rachel focuses primarily on Family Law, and during her talk answered questions surrounding the topic of, "How do you...

05/17/2019
The Nuclear Litigation Option

Sometimes you just have to Fight it Out in Court. What will that look like?

To hear a description of the Nuclear Litigation Option, click on https://lnkd.in/e9XVaEe to hear Rachel’s discussion with Natalie Armstrong-Motin, or visit Rachel Virk’s Media Page at www.virk-law.com

The Four Ways of Divorce, a book by Rachel Virk. Fourth in a series of 5 interviews with Natalie Armstrong

What About The Children?This Mother's Day, realize that you can divorce and still be a good Mother.  In fact, to be a go...
05/12/2019

What About The Children?

This Mother's Day, realize that you can divorce and still be a good Mother. In fact, to be a good mother may require that you leave you spouse.

Paste and click on https://youtu.be/v8hS5lSlyFI or visit Rachel's Media Page at www.virk-law.com

Fear is probably the strongest feeling being experienced by new clients coming to see me for an Initial Consultation. Fe...
03/05/2019

Fear is probably the strongest feeling being experienced by new clients coming to see me for an Initial Consultation. Fear of losing time with their children, fear of losing financial security, fear of losing stable housing, fear of losing social standing, and more.

My goal is that when a client leaves my office from an Initial Consultation, they feel HOPE for the new life we will work to create, because it DOES get better.

Rachel L. Virk, PC - Divorce Litigation and Mediation

01/04/2019
SHOULD I WORK IT OUT, OR FIGHT IT OUT? Once you are informed as to your options, and as to whether or not your goals are...
12/14/2018

SHOULD I WORK IT OUT, OR FIGHT IT OUT?

Once you are informed as to your options, and as to whether or not your goals are realistic, it is time to Make a Plan. Your own plan. Do not just react to how your spouse treats you on a day-to-day basis, or let him or her dictate the shape of your new life. Emotional roller coasters are no fun to ride.

If you want to give a huge amount of your hard-earned money to lawyers, and if you want to create possible difficulties for yourself in court, you may want to or you may need to implement a nuclear, high conflict plan.

But if you and your spouse can work together, another option would be to discuss the possibility of mediation, or collaborative divorce, where each of you, with your own attorneys, can protect your individual interests, and resolve all of the issues regarding the dissolution of your marriage without either one of you making threats, or trying to grab more of the marbles.

No matter which plan you think may be best, be sure to get input from at least one attorney, before you start skipping down a road which may lead you right off a cliff. The direction in which you initially head will play a huge part in where you will eventually wind up.

Rachel L. Virk, PC - Divorce Litigation and Mediation

WHAT IS A COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE?You approach the dissolution of your marriage in a creative, problem-solving way, not in...
12/14/2018

WHAT IS A COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE?

You approach the dissolution of your marriage in a creative, problem-solving way, not in a combative way. No one is trying to grab all of the marbles; you are simply working it all out. If you can’t, you have to go get new lawyers to do the combative lawyer thing, but if you do work it out, your lawyers can complete the divorce in court.

Rachel L. Virk, PC - Divorce Litigation and Mediation

MEDIATION MAY BE AN OPTIONNot everyone hates each other just because they are getting a divorce. If you and your spouse ...
12/11/2018

MEDIATION MAY BE AN OPTION

Not everyone hates each other just because they are getting a divorce.

If you and your spouse can fairly communicate with each other, and would rather your money go to your own family and not to your lawyers’ law offices, you may want to consider mediation. If you can work it out, it will work for both of you.


Rachel L. Virk, PC - Divorce Litigation and Mediation

DO WE NEED A LAWYER TO PREPARE OUR DIVORCE AGREEMENT?Yes.  Yes. You need a lawyer to prepare your Agreement.   You need ...
12/11/2018

DO WE NEED A LAWYER TO PREPARE OUR DIVORCE AGREEMENT?

Yes.

Yes.

You need a lawyer to prepare your Agreement.

You need a lawyer to prepare your Agreement.

You need a lawyer to prepare your Agreement.

And if your spouse’s attorney has prepared the Agreement, you need your own lawyer to review that Agreement for you, and to inform you of all the important little omissions and phrases which will certainly need to be added and corrected in order to protect you. You are not a lawyer. You will not even have realized or know what words should have been included to protect your interests but weren’t, no matter how smart you are. The smart thing to do is to pay someone in the beginning to make sure you don’t pay even more in the end.

Rachel L. Virk, PC - Divorce Litigation and Mediation

I’M HEADING FOR A DIVORCE - WHERE DO I START? First, you need to see a lawyer. Your friend or sibling who went through a...
12/10/2018

I’M HEADING FOR A DIVORCE - WHERE DO I START?

First, you need to see a lawyer. Your friend or sibling who went through a divorce, your uncle who is a non-family law attorney in another state, your friend or family member who worked or works in a law office, your hairdresser, your mechanic, and your colleague, are not the best sources for information.

The settlement you will sign off on, or the Court Order you will obtain through litigation, will probably be the most important legal document to affect your life. You will be making on your own, or receiving from a judge, decisions as to your children, your retirement, your house, child support, alimony, and debt. Make sure you do it right, whether through litigation or settlement with attorneys, or through alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or collaboration.

Rachel L. Virk, PC - Divorce Litigation and Mediation

The “my lawyer can beat up your lawyer” mentality caters to a mistaken belief that your lawyer is somehow a weapon you c...
12/07/2018

The “my lawyer can beat up your lawyer” mentality caters to a mistaken belief that your lawyer is somehow a weapon you can unleash for your personal use. The reality is that most family law attorneys go to the same bar association functions, go to the same continuing legal education classes, have many cases with each other over the years, and may even be friends. However, we will still fight the fight and try to win. We may even get ugly with each other and file cross motions for sanctions, but it’s not our battle – it’s yours. It’s competition to us to see who prevails, but it’s your life. When it’s all over, we lawyers will go get a cup of coffee together, congratulate the good work the other did, and refer future cases to each other. We do care about you, your life, and your children, and truly do want to help you, but when your case is over, we lawyers go back to our offices and begin to prepare the next case. And your Invoice for Professional Services Rendered.

Try to keep your family funds in your family, not in the accounts of the Law Offices.

Rachel L. Virk, PC - Divorce Litigation and Mediation

SOMETIMES THE LAW DOES NOT SEE THINGS THE WAY YOU WANT.    You may not like hearing that if your husband of thirty years...
12/05/2018

SOMETIMES THE LAW DOES NOT SEE THINGS THE WAY YOU WANT.

You may not like hearing that if your husband of thirty years, who is at the height of his earning potential, has left you for another woman, or for another man, the judge may consider that betrayal to be largely irrelevant to your requests for spousal support, and for the division of property, under state law. You may spend a whole lot of money on private investigator fees and on attorney’s fees, simply to obtain a piece of paper legally stating for the public record that your spouse found someone he would rather sleep with than you.

You may also not want to hear that if your spouse walks out on you, a good and dutiful spouse, for no just cause or excuse, she is still likely to get half of everything, and that to pursue a desertion divorce, you may simply spend a lot of money to buy a piece of paper legally announcing for the public record that your spouse got tired of you before you got tired of her. It’s important to see a seasoned attorney to know what your rights are, and what they are not!

Being all caught up in the ugliness, how do I get in a mindset to think of being the better, or simply a good, person?  ...
12/05/2018

Being all caught up in the ugliness, how do I get in a mindset to think of being the better, or simply a good, person?

Would you act any differently if you felt your mother were watching you? Or some other person you greatly admire? If that person was actually sitting right next to you in the courtroom, seeing you testify and make your requests to the Judge? If you are mediating, pull up an empty chair. If your child were sitting there watching the process, what would you be asking for, or fighting for? Are you bad-mouthing your spouse to your children? Using your children as messengers or as spies? Telling them about all the court and legal proceedings? Putting your wishes before their needs?

Do what you feel is right. Do what you can live with for the rest of your life. Do what you can be happy with when you look at yourself in the mirror every day. Do what you wouldn’t mind seeing on your headstone, or in print for the public, about your actions. Do what you feel is the right thing to have done through the eyes of your children.

When you look right into their eyes and see how you and your actions are reflected, are you pleased with yourself? You can be a wonderful and memorable example for your children, to others, and to yourself, if you act smartly, firmly, and graciously in the midst of the turmoil.

DOESN'T THE ENDING OF MY MARRIAGE MEAN IT ALL MEANT NOTHING?    Understand that although your marriage is ending, you ha...
12/05/2018

DOESN'T THE ENDING OF MY MARRIAGE MEAN IT ALL MEANT NOTHING?

Understand that although your marriage is ending, you have every right to hold on to the memories of the good times and of the good years. They were good, and nothing can take that away. It is not that parts of you are being torn away or destroyed, but rather the divorce experience, and the self-knowledge you gain, will help to define and develop the whole person you are becoming.

Life is a journey and divorce is a pothole. Divorce should be an event in your life, but should not define who you are. Your divorce will provide you with an opportunity for personal and spiritual growth. Take that opportunity to grow!

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