Rachel L. Virk

Rachel L. Virk, PC
Vienna, Virginia 22182



Areas Of Practice

Child Custody
Legal Separation


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 Supreme Court at the Circuit Court Family level, and is a trained Collaborative Law Practitioner.

President of Rachel L. Virk, P.C., Ms. Virk has been a:

Member of the Virginia State Bar since 1989, and Family Law Section Member;

Member of the Fairfax County Bar Association since 1990, and Family Law Section Member;

Member of the Loudoun County Bar Association since 2000;

Member of the Virginia Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee  since 2005;

Member of the Virginia Mediation Network since 2005;

Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals since 2005;

Member of the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia since 2005;

Member of the Virginia Collaborative Professionals since 2007; and

Member of the Loudoun  Collaborative Professionals since 2011.


The Four Ways of Divorce: A Concise Guide to What you Need to Know about Divorce using Litigation, Negotiation, Collaboration and Mediation So You Don't Pay More Than You Should.


The Reality of Divorce


Benefits of Collaborative Divorce


When Is Collaboration the Most Appropriate Method of Dispute Resolution  in Divorce, and Why Is It Beneficial to Collaborate? (Aspatore Books (PDF))


The Varying Roles of the Mental Health Professional as Pertaining to the Various Ways in Which Divorce Issues are Resolved. (Family Therapy Magazine, July-August, 2009)


Informative Mediation—A New Model for Tough Economic Times. (Family Law News, Fall, 2008)

Rachel handles federal and military benefits, retirement and high asset divorce cases


Before you go to court and hope for the best, see how with a commitment to mediation we can find what works best for you and your children.

Call to set up an initial meeting with both you and your spouse to receive an explanation and overview of the Mediation Process. See how we can help you work through those difficult areas where you need help reaching agreement.

Through mediation you have the ability to craft creative solutions, and have the flexibility to try out different custody and visitation arrangements for limited periods of time before reaching a final binding resolution.

Most mediations with Rachel L. Virk, P.C. are complete after approximately three sessions of approximately two hours each.

Whether your case involves the valuation of a professional practice or a business, an analysis of partially marital and partially separate vested and non-vested stock options, investment properties, military benefits, defined benefit and defined contribution retirement accounts, and/or all the important concerns regarding your children, mediation can work for you. In fact, it can work better than giving control over your life to a Judge who will only see a snapshot in time of your situation, before making decisions which will profoundly and forever affect the rest of your and your family’s lives.

Rachel L. Virk, P.C. can effectively and efficiently mediate your high asset divorce and address all Federal Government and military benefit and retirement issues.

Take control out of the Judge’s hands and put your life’s new direction in your own hands.

Ms. Virk will give you and your spouse a comprehensive list of topics to be resolved, will help you to see the options available to you, and will make sure you are fully informed as to the likelihood of obtaining what you want through litigation. At the end of the process Ms. Virk will draft your binding Separation Agreement and language for your Retirement Court Orders.

To learn more, read  Rachel Virk's article,  Informative Mediation—A New Model for Tough Economic Times. or check out her book, The Four Ways of Divorce

Rachel L. Virk, P.C. 

46090 Lake Center Plaza, Suite 307 

Sterling, VA 20165 

[email protected] 


Rachel handles federal and military benefits, retirement  and high asset divorce cases