I am a full time mediator who guides clients to craft financial and parenting agreements that meet their essential interests and which can save them money and future heartache. When parents are divorcing, I hep them focus on the best interests of their children and how to preserve the parental relationship.
I worked for eight years in the trenches of litigation in a large downtown Boston law firm, and saw people waste tremendous amounts of time and money litigating. I also saw the emotional toll that litigants face. Consequently I switched to mediation. I worked for one of the founders of divorce mediation in Massachusetts from whom I learned how to successfully mediate many apparently irresolvable conflicts.
I have a large family with many strong personalities. I also am an active volunteer in my children's school and community. Within my community, I have been sought out by people, including my Rabbi, to help resolve disputes where great sensitivity, creativity and discretion is needed.
What is most rewarding to me is when couples who have not been able to communicate for years, are given the tools through mediation to learn how to resolve disputes themselves and to begin to learn how to parent together as they are living apart.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Chesed Award||Young Israel of Brookline||2003|
|Cum Laude||Harvard Law School||1989|
|Summa Cum Laude||Barnard College||1986|
|Eleanor Thomas Elliot Award||Barnard College||1986|
|Principal Mediator/Attorney||Mediation Saves||2015 - Present|
|Principal, Mediator/Attorney||MGK Mediation and Legal Services||2007 - Present|
|Mediator/Attorney||Diane Neumann & Associates: Divorce Mediation Services||2009 - 2015|
|Senior Associate||Sullivan & Worcester||1990 - 1997|
|Assistant District Attorney||District Attorney's Office for Norfolk County||1989 - 1990|
|Volunteer||Legal Services Center||1987 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The Divorce Center||Program Committee Member, lecturer||2009 - Present|
|Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation||Member||2006 - Present|
|Divorce Meditation Training Associates||Trainer||2010 - 2014|
|Diane Neumann & Associates Website||Mediating in Difficult Economic Times||2010|
|Harvard Law School||JD||1989|
|Barnard College, Columbia University||BA||1986|
|Options Available When Getting Divorced||Divorce||2012|
|Marital Home Agreement||The children were able to remain in the marital home and each of the parties' interests with regard to the house were met.|