Mediation

 

The majority of my practice serves families of high-conflict divorce. Every case involves sensitive communication between divorced parents and their children. The messages are often well-intentioned, but the communication is complicated by strong emotions, or an inability to communicate directly.


As a mediator, I find myself communicating between parties, expressing the good intentions, while neutralizing emotional content. If the messages are unclear, or hard to receive, I help my clients reframe their message to make it more effective. This can be referred to as “shuttle negotiations”, because the parties resolve their conflict by communicating through a neutral third party.


I also help parents sit down and come to agreements about parenting plans or other issues in their co-parenting relationship.


I received mediation training from the Institute for Advanced Dispute Resolution (IADR). I have completed 40 hours of core mediation training, and 40 hours of divorce and child custody mediation training.