Certified Family Mediator, Rebecca Stanley
Connect is excited to expand our client service options as we now have a Certified Family Mediator on our team. Clients can retain Connect lawyer Rebecca Stanley to act as a mediator in a variety of ways:
- Rebecca can work together with you and your separating spouse, referring each of you back to your own individual lawyers for independent legal advice throughout the process. In approximately two to six sessions, you will work, with Rebecca's assistance, to resolve both practical and legal issues related to parenting, support and division of property and debt.
- Rebecca can mediate one or two discrete issues that you aren't able to resolve on your own.
- Rebecca can mediate a five-way meeting among you, your separating spouse and your respective lawyers. These meetings generally last one to two days.
By definition, a mediator is “one who goes between”, guiding the process and facilitating discussion while you and your former spouse jointly resolve your concerns. Rebecca takes great care in creating a private and supportive setting to help you reach an outcome that best satisfies everyone. She is committed to providing a structure for difficult conversations and caring, impartial attentiveness to both spouses as you work to figure out how to forge a path forward.
Rebecca's practice is to establish a safe, healthy environment where you and your separating spouse can communicate face-to-face so that agreements reached are durable and long-lasting. Where necessary and appropriate, however, Rebecca may conduct the mediation by "shuttling" between rooms, meeting with each of you separately but close by.
If you choose to jointly retain Rebecca as a mediator, her hourly rate is typically shared equally between the two of you, unless you agree differently, making mediation a very affordable option.