Unique Approach

We use innovative approaches to family law matters, including mediation and Collaborative divorce, and coaching in Northern Virginia!


Focused on Helping You and Your Family

At Positive Pathways, we help our clients create fair and equitable out-of-court solutions through mediation and the Collaborative Process.


Experienced Family Law Representation and Assistance You Can Trust

With more than 20 years of experience, we've been helping Northern Virginia families resolve their problems out of the courtroom.


Let us Help You Move Forward

We listen to your concerns and tailor our services to meet your specific needs.


Resolve Your Disputes Through a Nurturing and Dignified Process

We foster thoughtful communication between parties so that they may move forward in their lives without the financial and emotional costs of litigation.


Successfully Manage Conflicts and Disputes

Positive Pathways offers Coaching to help you navigate your personal and professional conflicts and disputes


Welcome to Positive Pathways To Resolution and Success

Positive Pathways is a Family Law, Mediation, and Coaching firm located in Fairfax, Virginia and serving clients throughout Northern Virginia, including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and Prince William County.

At Positive Pathways, we are dedicated to helping you resolve conflicts and legal issues respectfully and with compassion. Unique to our practice, the firm’s Principle Attorney, Christine Hissong, Esq. is a certified Radiance Coach who offers Conflict Management Coaching to individuals and organizations of all types. We are here to help you, your family, or your organization deal with conflict constructively and find ways to improve communication, solve problems, and reach agreements on legal and non-legal issues.

20+Years of Experience


Our Practice Areas

Family Law

We help clients reach out-of-court resolutions of their family law matters including: divorce, custody, parenting plans, division of assets, division of debts, child support, spousal support, relocation, and modification of prior Agreements and Orders.


We partner with our clients to explore the path that increases and sustains their well-being as they navigate through conflict and disputes. We help clients establish new pathways that serve them better, creating their own unique path for success and sustainable transformation.

Collaborative Process

In the Collaborative divorce process, parties strive for a solution to their family law matters that takes into account their highest priorities, and in which the parties and their Collaborative attorneys commit to resolution with having to go to Court.


With the help of a neutral mediator, who facilitates interest-based negotiations between the parties, the parties are able to get to the heart of the issues that are causing conflict and find mutually acceptable solutions to their family law disputes.


During consultation, you will get a thorough explanation of the process options available to you as well as the pros and cons of using a particular process. You will also receive a professional analysis of your situation, giving you a better understanding of your next steps.

Prenuptial And Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements help to promote a healthy marriage through honest, open communication beginning prior to your marriage and throughout, while promoting more peace and less emotional and financial devastation in the event of the end of the marriage.

Tell us how we can help you

At Positive Pathways, we are equipped to guide you and your family through legal issues, conflict, and disputes, with respect and compassion. Let us know how we can help!

    Supporting You On the Path To Peaceful Resolution


    Discover The Right Attorney For You


    Experienced and Knowledgeable

    Christine Hissong, Esq.

    Family Law Attorney, Mediator, and Conflict Coach

    [email protected]

    Phone: 703-239-3212

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    Christine Hissong is a Collaboratively Trained Family Attorney, Certified Mediator, and Radiance Certified Coach.

    Inspired by a fervent dedication to advancing amicability and productive resolution of conflict, she uses her unique credentials to help individuals and families navigate the challenging waters of divorce, family matters, and conflict in general.