We are Maryland divorce mediators providing effective, compassionate, and cost-effective mediation services.

We mediate because we believe in:

Dignity

Your divorce can be handled with dignity and thoughtfulness.

Peace

Your children deserve peaceful homes and hopeful parents. Mediation provides one of the best opportunities for you to begin cooperative co-parenting.

Economy

Your divorce should be financially manageable without depleting your retirement or college savings.

Fairness

Your family shouldn’t be ensnared by an adversarial system that encourages the escalation of the conflict and deepens discouragement.

Who are we?

We are Maryland divorce mediators providing cost-effective and compassionate family mediation for separation and divorce, post-divorce disputes, and other family conflicts.

MD Divorce Mediator

John Spiegel, J.D.

Mediator/Attorney

John founded our mediation practice more than 20 years ago, after an active career as a family-law attorney. A graduate of Yale law School, he has devoted his practice exclusively to family and divorce mediation since 1996.

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MD Divorce Mediator Donna Duquette

Donna Duquette, J.D.

Mediator/Attorney

Donna has been a family and divorce mediator since 2003, served two terms as President of the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.

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MD Divorce Mediator Carolyn Finney

Carolyn Finney, M.A.

Co-Mediator

Carolyn trained as a mediator at the Harvard Program on Negotiation and co-mediates with John upon client request. She looks forward to responding to your inquiries concerning mediation.

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If you’re looking for a family or divorce mediator located in Montgomery County, MD, feel free to contact us directly to learn more about us and about mediation. We’re happy to talk with you by phone to answer your questions about the mediation process at no charge. You can also learn more about what we believe from our mission statement and from the testimonials provided by our professional colleagues and our former clients.

We serve clients living in Washington, DC and Maryland, including Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Potomac, and Silver Spring.