Privacy Statement and Disclaimer

Copyright Notice

The Mediation Office of John Spiegel, J.D. & Donna Duquette, J.D., LLC owns the copyright to this entire site and its components, except for materials protected by copyrights belonging to other parties, which have been used by permission from these parties. All rights are reserved.



We hope that you will find this website to be a helpful resource concerning mediation generally and mediation for separation and divorce in particular. We welcome your comments about which parts of our website proved helpful to you, as well as your ideas for improving the website.

Please keep in mind, however, that the contents of this website are general in nature and are not a substitute for the specific legal advice given by an attorney who meets with you and responds to your individual situation. Although we have worked hard to provide you with current and reliable information, we cannot guarantee its accuracy.

Viewing this website or sending us an e-mail does not create a mediator-client or attorney-client relationship with us. The only way to create a mediator-client relationship with us is to make an appointment, meet with us, and sign our Agreement to Mediate.

We believe, based on our own experience and the experience of many other mediators, that mediation provides a helpful negotiation process for most separating or divorcing couples. However, in this business there are no guarantees, and some couples are not suitable for mediation. In our orientation sessions, we help couples to determine whether mediation makes sense for them, given their particular circumstances.


Privacy Statement

We take very seriously the obligation of mediators to protect privacy. We follow the Maryland Standards of Conduct for Mediators and Other ADR Practitioners, which is available online at

If you contact us, please remember that e-mail is not a completely confidential method of communication. We will not release any information about you (including your e-mail address) to any third party except (1) with your consent, (2) as required by law, or (3) to protect this website or our computers against electronic attacks.

Our website contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.


To Our Individual Clients

Please note that, in accordance with professional standards of confidentiality, we have always protected your right to privacy, and we will continue to do so.


Concluding Comments

These policies are effective as of 2014. We reserve the right to change these policies at any time, so you may want to review this section of our website from time to time. If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of our website, please contact us by e-mail at: or or go to the “contact us” page of this website.

Thank you.

-- John Spiegel and Donna Duquette

Family and Divorce Mediators serving Maryland and Washington, DC SitemapDisclaimer
This site managed with Dynamic Website Technology from