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Jeffrey Shelton
Family Mediator/Parenting Coordinator

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P.O. Box 16050
Chesapeake, VA 23328
Fax: 757-410-4111


Description of Practice

Affordable family/divorce mediation. Separating and divorcing couples save stress, cost and time through choosing mediation. Couples with minor children can create their own personalized parenting plan to meet the child's needs. All pertinent issues can be discussed and resolved in mediation without costly litigation. Experienced Parenting Coordinator, and Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist in Virginia. Virginia mediator certifications: Circuit Court/Family and Family Mediator Are you ready to move forward? Mediation may be for you and your family. Please contact me for your free phone assessment to see if mediation may be right for you.

Professional Background

For the past 20 years I have provided alternative dispute resolution (family mediation) to assist families at times of transition. I hold two certifications in Family Mediation in Virginian. I retired from a 40 year career in human services in the City of Chesapeake, Virginia.


I have been a certified family mediator in Virginia for over 20 years and have taught state-approved certification courses in General and Family Mediation. I have mediated private agreements, as well as court referrals from the juvenile and domestic relations court.


I hold two graduate degrees in Counseling, and a doctorate in Urban Services/Public Administration. I also hold Virginia licenses as a Professional Counselor and Marriage & Family Therapist. I am also a Certified Coaching Professional (life coach).


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1995    Mediation Center of Hampton Roads    General Mediation-20 hours
1996    Richmond Mediation Center    Family Mediation-20 hours
1996    Northern Virginia Mediation Center    Domestic Violence-8 hours
2013    CRM Foundation, Richmond    Circuit Court/Family-12 hours
2014    Virginia Mediation Network Conference    Family Mediation-6 hours
2014    National Association of Certified Mediators    Nationally Certified Professional in Mediation
2015    Virginia Mediation Network    Ethics training (renewal)
2015    Karen Asaro    Various topics (renewal)
2016    Karen Asaro    Various topics (renewal)
2017    Virginia Mediation Network    Various topics (renewal)


I employ a facilitative style and believe in the empowerment of parents/parties to determine what they desire for their future.


My fee is affordable. My fee includes up to 3 mediation sessions, as needed by the parties, and between sessions my assistance in helping you draft your separation/settlement agreement. I offer an initial telephone assessment without cost. My fee for parenting coordination is by agreement with the parents.

Other Information

In May 2016 I attained certification as a Circuit Court/Family mediator in Virginia. In April 2013 I completed a 12 hour state approved course "Circuit Court Family Training" in Richmond.

In September 2017 I attended the annual conference of the Virginia Mediation Network in Richmond.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Parent-Teen

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Counselor
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Psychotherapist


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This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.