Faculty Member: Hon. Michele F. Lowrance (Ret.), Family Law Mediator and Attorney
Facilitator: Dan Couvrette, CEO and Publisher of Divorce Magazine, Family Lawyer Magazine, and DivorcedMoms.com
While couples who are involved in a high-conflict divorce may think going to court is the only option, it is possible to achieve resolutions by going through mediation. Michele Lowrance, an attorney and mediator, discusses why it can be possible to mediator high-conflict divorce cases and potential issues that may arise. More
With more than four decades of experience as a lawyer and judge, Hon. Michele Lowrance (Ret.) now applies her unique problem-solving abilities to mediating family law issues. Her practice encompasses the emotional and financial aspects of divorce.
What you will learn from this podcast session: “Can You Really Mediate a High-Conflict Divorce?”
This session will discuss:
- what creates high-conflict in divorce
- how a mediator can help people not get stuck in the past when going through a divorce
- whether or not it’s possible to mediate a high-conflict divorce
- the method used to deal with high-conflict couples
- what a mediator does when parties reach an impasse
- how to negotiate or mediate with a narcissistic or borderline spouse
- whether a couple can go through mediation when one or both parties already has an attorney.
Before a couple can finalize their divorce, decisions must be made regarding child custody and support, alimony, assets, and any other divorce-related issues. Divorce-related disputes can be settled through litigation or mediation, but a couple must first decide which process will work best for them. More
Instead of taking their divorce to court, spouses have the option of settling their case through collaborative law. By working with a team of professionals, the parties can achieve a settlement that is in their and their children’s best interests. In this video, Vera Bergermann discusses the ins and outs of collaborative law. More
When a couple is faced with contentious child custody and financial issues during a divorce, hiring a family lawyer and going to court may seem like the only option. However, it is possible to find solutions to these issues without going to court. Michele Lowrance outlines the benefits of mediation in a high-stakes divorce. More