Separation and Divorce
Kate will guide you through the mediation process in areas of parenting, property, and finances.  It is important to remember that in these cases mediation is needs-based – what does the family need to move on? What needs are necessary in “getting apart together"? At the bottom of this page you will find a list of potential discussion topics to see wfor hat your family.

The average number of sessions for resolution on topics related to Separation and Divorce ranges from 4 to 8 sessions, or 16 hours.  The length of each session is two hours; appointments are available during the weekdays, evenings and on weekends during the day.

In my work as a family mediator I give families the opportunity to gracefully and in a dignified fashion figure out how to move on with their lives and remain a family. I help them deal with pain, anger, disappointment and loss of their marital relationship and show them how they can still have a family even though they are not under the same roof.

Becoming Familiar with Mediation
As a couple you will meet for a one- to two-hour orientation session with Kate for an explanation of the process.
The goals of the orientation session are to:
•    Expalin the mediation process and how it interacts with the court process;
•    Provides you with an opportunity to ask questions about mediation and the process; and,
•    Provides you with an opportunity to decide whether mediation is the best option for you and your family.
Once a couple decides mediation is right for their family, appointments will be set up at a time that is convenient for the everyone.
Once all the checklist topics have been discussed and agreed upon, a Memorandum of Understanding will be typed up for your family. Once this has been signed, it may be filed with the court system.
To learn more call or email Kate.

Click here to download a separation and divorce checklist.


Mediation Services of Frederick Phone: (301) 606-4578