Learn More About Marcy Jones, Lynchburg Family Law Attorney
Family Law Is Just Different
Going to court to decide the division of assets and money and the custody of children can cause much emotional and financial damage. As a family law attorney, trained in collaborative divorce law, Marcy believes that family law attorneys are called to be healers of conflict, and not to perpetuate the conflict, as is so often the case.
If you’d like to learn more about a different kind of family law, please call Marcy at 434-845-2463 or send Marcy an email using her contact form.
The entire legal profession—lawyers, judges, law teachers—has become so mesmerized with the stimulation of the courtroom contest that we tend to forget that we ought to be healers—healers of conflict… Should lawyers not be healers? Healers, not warriors? Healers, not procurers? Healers, not hired guns?
~U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger February 12, 1984
Nowhere in the legal system does Chief Justice Burger’s statement need to be recognized and taken to heart more than in the area of family law.
Family Law Disputes Can Linger for Decades
Disputes in family law that are not properly resolved are not over and cause emotional and financial pain for years to come. Marcy’s mission is to help divorcing families avoid unnecessary pain, expense, and conflict through a collaborative process that acknowledges that it is you, the client, along with the guidance from your team and/or advisors, who is best qualified to determine your future and the future of your children.
Most lawyers are trained to view things from the adversarial lens … That black and white perspective works great if your dispute is about fulfillment of a widget contract. It doesn’t work when you’re talking about reframing a family system that will have an ongoing and dynamic relationship for years to come after the case is settled. Carolyn Ellis, Forward to Graceful Divorce Solutions by M. Mary Jones.
Marcy Jones – An Experienced, Caring Lynchburg Family Law Attorney
In the often contentious field of family law, Marcy has adopted a very holistic approach to the process of divorce. Because a family is still a family, even after divorce, she advocates a win-win approach as the best way a family can navigate the divorce process and retain positive relationships. These positive relationships will make life after divorce much better for everyone affected by the divorce.
Marcy Jones is an experienced Virginia trial lawyer, working as a domestic violence prosecutor and then in private practice. In addition to the trial experience, she has had extensive training and years of experience in mediation, negotiation, collaborative law and collaborative divorce.
Marcy is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section; the Lynchburg Bar Association; the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; the Virginia Association of Collaborative Professionals; and is a founding member of the Virginia Collaborative Professionals of Lynchburg. Marcy’s office is located in Lynchburg, and her clients come from all over Central Virginia including Amherst, Rustburg, and Bedford.
Marcy has been instrumental in encouraging the use of the collaborative process in resolving divorce cases. Marcy is also an experienced, certified personal coach. She received her coaching certification through Coach Training Alliance
With a passion for teaching others about effective conflict resolution, Marcy is constantly building upon her strengths with additional training in collaborative law team effectiveness, mediation skills for collaborative attorneys, and interest-based negotiation. Through clear communication, peaceful resolution, and creative problem solving, Marcy helps her clients navigate the legal process with integrity, dignity, and grace.
If you’re ready to learn more about a win-win approach to family law, please call Marcy Jones at 434-845-2463.