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

We mediate because we believe in:


Your divorce can be handled with dignity and thoughtfulness.


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


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


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.


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.

MD Divorce Mediator Carolyn Finney

Carolyn Finney, M.A.


Carolyn trained as a mediator at the Harvard Program on Negotiation. She co-mediates with John upon client request and also separately on other topics including elder family mediation.


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 throughout the state of Maryland (including Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Potomac, and Baltimore) and also Washington, DC.