My Philosophy

Following my own divorce, I became determined to help other couples through the process so that they might have an easier experience than mine. Divorce doesn’t have to be adversarial. In situations where there is mutual respect and a focus on moving towards the future, mediation can be a wonderful solution.  If there are children in the family, I believe in putting the needs of the children first and using that goal as a beacon to guide negotiations.

Mediation empowers the couple to make the decisions about their family, not a judge. I believe you are the best experts on what will work for your family’s needs and goals. As a mediator, my job is to provide format, guidance and information to help navigate the process so that you can make decisions together. We do all of this one step at a time, moving through the items with careful consideration and creative problem-solving. I believe in providing my clients with “homework” in between sessions in order to maintain momentum and move us towards our goal. 

Divorce is not an easy thing to go through. Important decisions need to be made and emotions are charged.  My goal is to provide a safe, collaborative environment where couples can work together to make decisions which are good for them and for their families. While I think it's important to keep things moving in a forward direction, we will work at a pace that is comfortable for all parties. Where we may hit disagreement or have unanswered questions, I will assist you in finding the right expert to provide important information so that you can make informed decisions.

 

Perhaps most importantly, we move through the process together so that we can transform your relationship into one that will be successful for the future.

 

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