Robin graduated from IIT-Kent College of Law in 1989. She jumped right into helping families get through crisis as a juvenile court abuse and neglect specialist. After that heart-wrenching job, she spent several years as an attorney specializing in financially complex divorce cases. Robin was then appointed as a circuit court hearing officer in the juvenile and child support enforcement divisions.
When her two children were young, Robin put her legal career on hold and became a full-time mom and a part-time fitness trainer. In 2007, though, her life changed dramatically when her husband announced that he had fallen in love with his young assistant and wanted a divorce. Determined to not let this traumatic event defeat her, Robin had to come up with a plan for her new life as a single mom — and she had to figure out how to make money without completely distrupting her children’s lives.
Determined not to go back to the practice of law – which Robin believes is a seriously flawed system – she deep-dived into mediator and divorce financial analyst training programs. Robin was honored with a Divorce Mediation Certificate by the Virginia Supreme Court in 2009. That same year she opened the doors to her mediation and coaching firm, Graine Mediation LLC. To further assist her clients, Robin passed all four rigorous exams to become a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst in 2014.