CMG Collaborative Law Offices, PLC

Helping clients resolve family and civil issues outside of Court; through the confidential processes of Collaboration, mediation,or arbitration; to resolve disputes efficiently, respectfully,and creatively,so that they can more readily move forward.

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Firm Overview

The law firm was established in 2005 to handle domestic relations and civil issues through the collaborative legal process, and other cases through alternative dispute resolution including private mediations or arbitrations.

We help people resolve issues without going to court through the collaborative legal process, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, neutral case evaluation, or facilitation.

Example cases

Cases I have handled include:
• Divorcing couple in their 40's with children and substantial assets. Handled parenting issues including significant others, as well as property division and spousal support
• Elderly couple with grown children, no spousal support issue, only marital residence and retirement assets
• Separation and divorce mediated agreement with parenting issues
• Cross-border international custody and visitation issues due to multi-national parties
Domestic Partnership Agreement for non-married and, or same sex couples.

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Cross Border and International Abduction (Hague) cases;
Real estate issues
Vendor -business issues
Securities issues
Partership break up
Securities
Agricultural cases
Main Office

Main
9100 Arboretum Parkway
Suite 185
Richmond  VA  23236

Phone
  • (804) 340-2995
Fax
  • (804) 254-2101

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Free 30 minute consult to discuss options available.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Fixed Fees:
• Uncontested Divorce - $750
• Simple Will - $150
• Husband and Wife Reciprocal Wills - $200
• Advance Medical Directives and Powers of Attorney - $35 each
• Family Mediations - $250.00 per hour
• Divorce Mediations - $250 per hour for combined assets less than $1 million; $325.00 for cases where combined assets are $1 million or more
• Willing to offer 10% discount to those who mention Nolo

Hourly Rates

$275 per hour. Willing to offer 10% discount to those who mention Nolo.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Emergency after hours for exceptional circumstances only.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

I speak Spanish.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I speak Spanish and there was a need for someone with my legal knowledge, experience, and skills to assist those in the Latino Community.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I have said the best client is an informed/educated client. As a result, I customarily give my clients educational brochures or firm informational materials covering the issues that are pertinent to them.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review and advise on these agreements, though often this involves substantial revisions.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

This is not a service we provide.

Donita M King

I spent 24 years as an in-house corporate attorney of fortune 100 insurance and financial services companies, leaving the industry in 2002. I am a former managing attorney of The Prudential, and my last corporate position was General Counsel responsible for the Legal and Compliance Departments of one of the Genworth companies (Richmond Operations). My responsibilities included litigating and managing major litigation, regulatory, employment and labor, commercial and a variety of other legal matters.

I am of Mexican American and African American descent, and I married a German American. I grew up with culturally diverse people and people of different faiths. I spent 24 years as a corporate lawyer, managing attorney, then General Counsel for Fortune 100 Insurance and Financial Services companies and was responsible for legal issues in all aspects of business.

I remain a FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Authorized Neutral for the Mid-Atlantic Region and have mediated over 2000 cases, arbitrated over 100 cases, involving many domestic relations issues, including child dependency and cross-border (state and internationally) custody and visitation issues.

I am constantly taking continuing education courses and workshops in developing and new areas of the law, and teach continuing education courses — both of which enable me to stay abreast of trends and developments. All of these things, along with my genuine desire to help people through hard times without adding oil to fire, makes me a better lawyer.

People see right away that we are warm and friendly, in additional to being knowledgeable and skillful. We are straightforward and educate as well as assist our clients. We are a diverse firm with respect to culture, age, religion and gender (male and female interns) which has enabled us to develop a genuine respect for people from different cultures, religions, and life styles. We stay abreast of developments in the law and society to better serve our clients and are always looking for ways to improve in service.

Personal interests:

My interests include spending time with family, traveling, and learning about people from different cultures and countries, theater, entertainment, the arts, and Metaphysics.

License
  • Bar Number: 44695
    Virginia , 1999
Education
  • Villanova University Law School
    J.J.D. (Doctorate of Jurisdictional Jurisprudence) , 1978
    Villanova, PA
  • La Salle University
    B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) , 1975
    Philadelphia, PA
    Economics

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