What is Mediation?


Mediation is a process for resolving conflict equitably and cost-effectively, with the help of a neutral third party.  Unlike a court case where one party wins and the other loses, the hallmark of mediation is that both parties’ interests are addressed.


Ellen Squires is an experienced and highly respected family law attorney mediator, with a reputation for helping even the most polarized parties reach equitable agreements. 

An effective mediator helps participants: 

  • Clearly define the disputed issues

  • Tone down the communication process

  • Stay focused on the issues at hand and engage in productive dialogue

  • Reach comprehensive agreements that address the particular needs of every family member