Creative Solutions to Family Conflict

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Family Mediation

For families in conflict, mediation provides many benefits compared to traditional litigation.

Online dispute resolution allows us to assist and support families through these difficult times.  Find child-focused solutions to family conflict in the comfort of your own home.

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Family Mediation

Confidential, collaborative, child-focused process helps families reach agreements without arbitration or trial.  Maintain control of the outcomes for you and your family.

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Research supports the efficacy of online mediation. We have been helping families settle their conflicts safely and out of court during Covid-19.  Start your virtual mediation now in the comfort of your own home.

Family Mediation

For families in conflict, mediation provides many benefits compared to traditional litigation.

The Mediation Process

Voluntary and confidential process to help reach an agreement without arbitration or trial.

Katie Bennett

Family lawyer, educator, social worker, and child advocate with many years experience.

"'Without question, the single biggest problem for children of divorce is being exposed to continuing parental conflict."

Edward Teyber, Helping Children Cope with Divorce. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass (1992), p. 79.

"[I]t's clear that children of all ages regard fighting between parents as their number-one divorce-related problem."

M. Gary Neuman, Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way. New York: Random House (1998), p. 197.

"High conflict between parents not only causes children immense suffering, it causes serious problems in their development."

Judith S. Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee, What About the Kids? New York: Hyperion (2003), p. 204.

"The level and intensity of parental conflict is the most potent factor in children's postdivorce adjustment."

Carla B. Garrity and Mitchell A. Baris, Caught in the Middle: Protecting the Children of High-Conflict Divorce. New York: Lexington Books (1994), p. 19.

"The thing that stresses children most, sometimes for many years, is lingering conflict between their parents."

Constance Ahrons, We're Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say about Their Parents' Divorce. New York: Harper Collins Publishers (2004), p. 80.

LITIGATION SHOULD BE THE LAST RESORT

If your family is struggling with divorce or separation, mediation may be the answer. Mediation helps people identify sustainable solutions and resolve conflict efficiently. Family mediation is a cost-effective, expedient, client-driven, confidential, less stressful, and empowering alternative to divorce and custody litigation. By providing an opportunity to share each person’s perspective in a safe environment, trained mediators foster constructive conversations that identify child-focused solutions and promote family well-being now and in the future.