Wayne E. Comer is the DivorceInfo Network Lawyer for Virginia. Click here to read his FAQ’s on Divorce in Virginia.
You can also use Virginia Divorce Online, which offers the following advantages: (1) You prepare the papers online without paying any money; (2) You decide only after the papers are prepared whether you want to pay for them; and (3) The charge is only $89.90 for all the required documents, including the marital settlement agreement. Looks like a pretty good deal to me.
Here’s a summary of mediation from Richard S. Granat, a Maryland-based lawyer who operates in Virginia. Here’s a nice book from James J. Gross called How to File for Divorce in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.